Tuesday June 05 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

French vines now at the flowering stage

 The flowering stage

Monday June 04 2018 - Land management by Vitisphere

French vineyard sales up 2.8% in 2017

 Loïc Jugouzo from Terres d'Europe-Scafr

Friday May 25 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Bakus makes a splash at the Terre Innovation exhibition

With an autonomy of 10 hours and power of 80 kW (110 hp), the Bakus straddle robot can work by day or night.

Thursday May 24 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Around 500 hectares of vines in Champagne affected by hail

Hail fell on the southern part of Champagne, inconsistently affecting vineyards.

Wednesday May 23 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Bordeaux winegrower to plant Grenache and Syrah

Thomas Gomes claims that as he is “starting from scratch' he can afford to have low-cropping vines (25 to 30 hl/ha) in his vineyards.

Monday May 21 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

France needs to call for copper to be re-registered

Discussions on copper are reported to be lively between the Ministries of Agriculture and the Environment.

Thursday May 17 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Syngenta invests in promotion of biological control

Damien Lenglet, marketing manager for vine fungicides and bio-control.

Monday May 14 2018 - Land management by Vitisphere

First loan with interest paid in wine meets with success

The sum lent by wine lovers will enable Château Clarisse to finance a wine storehouse as well as to bear the cost of storing inventories.

Friday May 11 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Permaculture tested in Mediterranean vineyards

Pierre-Yves Petit aims to test a permaculture vine project combining cereals, plants, trees and animals. Here, lentils are sown in rows in a vineyard.

Thursday May 03 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

A target of 100 hectares of disease-resistant grape varieties for 2022

Bouquet variety 3160-11-3N

Wednesday May 02 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Europe is ready for disease-resistant grape varieties

Bernard Farges, chairman of the CNAOC: “Without copper, organic viticulture is dead, and conventional viticulture is in bad shape”.

Tuesday May 01 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Lightening canopy growth in French vineyards

The rate of vine development has quickened.

Monday April 30 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

INAO maps out AOC vineyards

“Grape production potential is the sum of localities that make up the geographical area”, explained Gilles Flutet.

Tuesday April 24 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

France’s leading producers are switching to 100% organic

By converting the 140-hectare vineyard at its Château Les Vergnes, Univitis is proud to announce “a large-scale conversion project, totally unique in the world of co-operative wineries”.

Monday April 23 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

First hail damage in the lower Rhône Valley

Damage of up to 30% on primary buds has been reported in the most affected vineyards.

Friday April 20 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

France the world’s third-largest exporter of winemaking equipment

The 2017 economic report produced by Axema shows a 2.3% increase in French production of wine-growing equipment.

Thursday April 19 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Vins de France pilot vineyards get underway

Noël Bougrier, chairman of Anivin: “Vins de France are the key to entering export markets. These are not entry-level wines but products positioned in premium or even super premium segments”.

Monday April 16 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

French researchers take stock of vine die-back

The Vine Die-Back Plan is now two years old, providing an opportunity to take stock.

Thursday April 12 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Sustainable wine growing certification entails extra costs

Setting up sustainable wine growing standards in Champagne comes at a cost: between 0.24 and 0.92 euros/kg/year.

Monday April 09 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

2023 will mark the end of synthetic plant products in Lantignié

In Lantignié, thirty or so winegrowers have joined the Vignerons et Terroirs association with a view to developing their ‘terroir’ which they feel is “engulfed” in the regional appellation.

Wednesday March 28 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Val d'Orbieu makes a massive commitment to water protection

From left to right: Jacky Garcia, Chairman of the Vinadéis Management Board, Joël Castany, Chairman of the Vinadeis Supervisory Board and Laurent Roy, Managing Director of the Rhône Méditerranée Corse Water Agency.

Thursday March 22 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

The top 50 most planted grape varieties in France

A Hérault grape variety intended for producing table grapes, Gros Vert was approved in France in 2007 (for the 1099 clone only).

Monday March 19 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Plans for drones to blow hot air

Friday February 16 2018 - Winemaking by Vitisphere

How the brain copes with bitterness

Bitterness is a double-edged flavour.

Tuesday February 13 2018 - Winemaking by Vitisphere

Wines with a flor

There are similarities between Spanish (Jerez and Manzanilla), French (mainly in Jura...), Hungarian (Tokay) and Italian wines (particularly in Sardinia).

Friday February 09 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Languedoc drought causes concern

According to surveys carried out at the beginning of January, the water table is mostly low to deficient (58% of measurement points).

Monday February 05 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Water and inputs: two challenges for one region

Friday January 19 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Aquitaine laboratory project selected for its ambition

Thursday January 04 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

13 grape varieties cover one third of global vineyard acreage

Tuesday January 02 2018 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Authorities vote against ban on new planting rights in Champagne

Wednesday December 20 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Naïo raises €2 million with support from the Oeneo group

Thursday December 14 2017 - Winemaking by Vitisphere

A laser for detecting Brett in casks

Thursday December 07 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

World’s first demonstration of ‘vitivoltaic panels’ in 2018

Wednesday December 06 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Robots set to become the linchpin of wine growing in the future

Tuesday December 05 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Resdur1 also lives up to the taste test

Thursday November 23 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Mating disruption promotes natural insect predators

Thursday November 16 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

60% increase in grapevine trunk disease symptoms in the Loire Valley in 2017

Wednesday November 08 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Pierce’s disease identified in European vineyards

Friday November 03 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Are drones a reality for vine spraying, or purely sci-fi fantasy?

Friday October 27 2017 - Equipment by Vitisphere

Four firms receive National Wine and Digital Awards

Tuesday October 17 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

AOC Languedoc to review environmental practices over next three years

Thursday October 12 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Showcasing viticultural high-tech

Tuesday October 03 2017 - Winemaking by Vitisphere

Château Dauzac proud to go for vegan certification

Monday October 02 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Discover the names of four French disease-resistant grape varieties

Thursday September 28 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Caladoc has never come so close to joining the appellation varietal range

Thursday September 21 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Collective ISO 14 001 and HVE3 certification for 120 Bordeaux estates

Tuesday September 19 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

2017, the vintage Esca spiralled

Wednesday September 13 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

The Loire Valley avoids the worst with vintage 2017

Monday September 04 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Harvesting in Cognac brought forward to September 10

Wednesday August 30 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Vignobles Bernard Magrez, a hotbed of innovation

Monday August 28 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Cryptoblabes, a parasite in its element

Thursday August 24 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

All-time low for Languedoc wine harvest this year

Tuesday August 22 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Camels come to the rescue in fight against grapevine fan-leaf virus

Monday August 21 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Umpteenth hailstorm leaves Beaujolais wine growers despondent

Friday August 18 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

€ 470,000 needed to digitise Vassal’s vine collection records

Tuesday August 15 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Harvesting kicks off in Languedoc

Sustainable development
Monday August 14 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

14% of Charentes wine growers commit to the marketing board’s scheme

Côtes de Provence
Friday August 04 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Vineyards affected by wild fires

2017 Vintage
Thursday August 03 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Harvesting kicks off early in Roussillon

Bordeaux
Monday July 31 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Mapping out frost damage

14th designation
Friday July 21 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

INAO gives the go-ahead for the new “Bourgogne Côte d’Or” denomination

Wednesday July 19 2017 - Winemaking by Vitisphere

Thesis by Liming Zeng wins Amorim award

Friday July 14 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Hailstorms hit Beaujolais and Cognac

Thursday July 13 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Widespread mobilisation for water quality in Champagne

Vincent Perrin,  managing director of the Champagne marketing board.

Wednesday July 12 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Euralis trials a connected trap

Thursday June 29 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Canopy management becomes more of a challenge

Thursday June 22 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Increased yields for some 2016 vintage appellation wines

Native grape varieties
Thursday June 15 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Bouysselet now registered in the official French catalogue

Monday May 22 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Ventoux appellation area seriously affected by frost

Friday May 19 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Vignerons Ardéchois celebrates 50th anniversary

Tuesday May 16 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Champagne celebrates spring

Friday May 12 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Biodiversity: Gérard Bertrand markets wines labelled Bee Friendly

Saturday May 06 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Burgundy aims to anticipate future agro-chemical regulations

Thursday April 20 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Budburst occurs across French vineyards

Tuesday April 11 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Champagne exports already counting the cost of Brexit

Saturday April 01 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

Burgundy announces 20% production shortfall in 2016

Thursday March 30 2017 - Vine growing by Vitisphere

EU gives industry a year to reflect on nutritional labelling

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