Tuesday April 30 2019 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

Four producer countries support continued planting authorisations after 2030

Within the Council of Europe, France was the only country to advocate retention of this system of managing vineyard growth.

Tuesday April 23 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

En primeur campaign launches with increased prices

'We are not, yet, a household name. We launched first to secure publicity for ourselves”, commented Jean-Christophe Meyrou.

Friday April 19 2019 - Wine people by Vitisphere

Switzerland prepares to host the 42nd OIV Congress

A scientific programme with 150 posters from 42 international research centres, combined with oral presentations.

Wednesday April 10 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

A brand new 21,300 hl vat room for Palmer & Co

After two years of work, the new Palmer & Co Champagne cellar is finally finished.

Friday March 29 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Alliance Bourg puts two wineries up for sale

In 2017, Alliance Bourg changed its strapline from ‘Le Choeur des Bordeaux’  to ‘Ateliers des vins de Bordeaux’.

Brexit
Thursday March 28 2019 - Industry issues by Sharon Nagel

UK wine trade braces for a no-deal scenario

Miles Beale, director of the Wine & Spirits Wine Trade Association : 'at that stage, we thought the chances of no-deal were around 5-10%'

Thursday March 28 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Raphaël Michel defence lawyers question the impartiality of customs

Guillaume Ryckwaert, former CEO of Raphaël Michel. His lawyers question the role played by customs in the fraud proceedings.

Tuesday March 26 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

More and more buyers are looking for lower alcohol wines

‘Voici mon secret’ and its super/hypermarket version ‘Du neuf en Gascogne’

Monday March 25 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

ProWein once again ends on a successful note

The 2019 ProWein was another successful event, attracting around 61,500 visitors, up 1.6%

Tuesday March 19 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Vinexpo Bordeaux’s footprint set to shrink

Vinexpo will be smaller in 2019

Thursday March 14 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Château Montrose goes green and champions biodiversity

Hervé Berland, manager of Montrose (left), and Vincent Decup, director of winery research and development.

Wednesday March 13 2019 - Wine people by Vitisphere

Gérard Bertrand to launch a foundation for biodiversity in 2020

During his speech at the Climate Change Leadership ‘solutions’ conferences, Gérard Bertrand slipped in details of the launch of his Origine Nature Foundation.

Tuesday March 12 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

A second successful Vinexpo New York

Vinexpo New York brought together more than 400 exhibitors from 26 countries and 3,000 wine professionals, according to the show's organisers.

Monday March 11 2019 - Wine people by Vitisphere

Miguel Torres launches a (new) call for action to combat climate change

For Miguel Torres, the series of fires, frost and hail storms that have affected the world's vineyards in recent vintages are the consequence of climate change.

Tuesday March 05 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

French wines guests of honour at the 25th anniversary of ProWein

 On stand A160 Hall 11, Business France will present 100 French wines freshly selected by an international panel

Monday March 04 2019 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

President Macron woos the French wine industry

As he took time out for a tasting with wine industry representatives, President Macron backtracked on his short comment earlier in the day about glyphosate-free vineyards.

Tuesday February 26 2019 - opinions by Vitisphere

“Climate change is the new reality for the French wine industry”

“We must show respect for our businesses and vineyard sites by protecting them with appropriate measures”, stresses Bernard Angelras.

Thursday February 21 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Name change for the winegrowers of Laudun Chusclan

Maison Sinnae represents 200 co-operative member growers farming 2,800 hectares of vines.

Monday February 18 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

26,700 visitors attend Wine Paris

Friday February 15 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

InVivo Wine to develop its own brands

In September 2018, Frédéric Noyère became CEO of InVivo Wine, InVivo's wine subsidiary. He took over from Thierry Blandinières, managing director of the leading French co-operative group.

Monday February 11 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Wine Paris organisers confident as show prepares to open

2,000 exhibitors will converge on the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre from 11 to 13 February.

Wednesday February 06 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

World’s most expensive wine barrel is made from crystal

The barrel marks the property’s four-hundred-year history with the inscription 1618-2018.

Monday February 04 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Millésime Bio exhibitors satisfied

 Millésime Bio predicted visitor numbers in excess of 6,000 visitors this year and delivered on its promise.

Friday February 01 2019 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

French wine industry agrees to Cognac extending vineyard area by 3,500 hectares

Tuesday January 29 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Food and wine pairings: artificial intelligence and a sommelier tie

Monday January 28 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Parents cut one Cru Bourgeois some slack for opting for organic

Friday January 25 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

François Van Aal, new chairman of Champagne Lanson

Monday January 21 2019 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

Pau Roca: “We must ensure a balance between regulations and trade”

Wednesday January 16 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Former Vinexpo director lands new position at Maison Albert Bichot

44-year-old Guillaume Deglise has been appointed CEO of the Albert Bichot family-owned group.

Monday January 14 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Château Dauzac is sold

Château Dauzac is said to have paid 7 million euros for its new vat room.

Wednesday January 09 2019 - opinions by Vitisphere

Bertrand Girard calls for the industry to “think French”

Bertrand Girard: “There is room to develop a value-generating model for all with good control and transparency along the value chain”.

Thursday January 03 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

InVivo Wine forecasts a billion euros in turnover by 2025

Frédéric Noyère, the new CEO of InVivo Wine.

Wednesday December 19 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Albert Bichot transitions from organic vineyards to wines

Albert Bichot is a Beaune family-run company that has been managed since 1996 by Albéric Bichot; it owns 6 estates totalling 105 hectares of vines.

Tuesday December 18 2018 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

Customs barriers lifted in France’s 6th largest customer country

Japan is the sixth largest customer of French wines with sales worth €482 million.

Monday December 10 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

The Gérard Bertrand Group buys Domaine de Ceyleran

Domaine de Celeyran is due to be completely refurbished according to plans for its takeover by the Gérard Bertrand group.

Friday November 23 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Corsica’s blue wine focuses on the sea and premiumisation

The imaJYne cuvée was first tested on consumers at the estate's inn, before being released last year.

United States
Friday November 16 2018 - Business by Sharon Nagel

Could the Finger Lakes be the next Napa Valley for whites?

Seneca Lake, around which many of the Finger Lakes estates are located and which provides protection from the cold winds of Lake Erie.

Monday November 05 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Thierry Mueth outlines ambitions for La Cavale

Thierry Mueth was appointed director of La Cavale last spring. The owner's son-in-law, he had been supervising its ecological transition for several years.

Wednesday October 24 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Vinovision Paris and Vinisud are already planning for 2020

Vinovision entered the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre in Paris in 2017. In 2019, Vinisud will also be there.

Monday October 15 2018 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

Europe proposes to allow ‘de-alcoholised wine’ to be written on labels

Europe is proposing to use the term de-alcoholised wine for alcohol-free products made from grapes.

Tuesday October 09 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

François Lurton turns his sights on Sauvignon blanc-based aperitifs

“We designed this vermouth as a wine: with a nose, an attack, a middle palate and a finish' explains Xavier-Luc Linglin.

Monday October 08 2018 - Wine people by Vitisphere

Hubert de Boüard and Philippe Castéja contest their indictment

Hubert de Boüard was indicted on 18 September and Philippe Castéja on 19 September, after being taken into police custody on 28 February, revealed the french press.

Friday September 28 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Veuve Clicquot unveils its bicentennial rosé

To support the event, the Champagne house also marketed a non-vintage rosé jeroboam.

Monday September 24 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Vinexpo heads at full pelt for the premium end of the market

 The atmosphere amongst the fairy godmothers huddled around the cradle of Vinexpo 2019 was confident: Alain Juppé, Patrick Seguin, Christophe Navarre and Alain Rousset on September 18 at a morning press conference in Bordeaux.

Thursday September 20 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Tutiac strengthens its position in northern Gironde

The Tutiac group continues to be chaired by Stéphane Héraud (centre), with Fabrice Privat (chairman of the Lugon winery, on the left) and Pedro Rojo (chairman of Uni-Médoc, on the right) as vice-presidents.

Tuesday September 18 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Mouton Cadet to ramp up environmental certification requirements in 2019

Based in Saint-Laurent du Médoc, BPR secures supplies from all over the Gironde region for its range of Bordeaux (red, white and rosé), Saint-Émilion, Graves, Pauillac and Sauternes, for example.

Thursday September 13 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Strategic agreement for Tutiac and Uni-Médoc

The men in charge of the partnership are, from left to right, Éric Hénaux, Pédro Rojo, Stéphane Héraud and Xavier Deval.

Tuesday September 04 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Héraclès officially unveils its organic wine ‘temple’

The official opening of the organic wine ‘temple’ attracted a large audience.

Monday September 03 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

200 more exhibitors for the next Millésime Bio

In 2018, Millésime Bio welcomed 1,000 exhibitors. The number will rise to 1,200 in 2019.

Wednesday July 18 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Minuty buys Château Verez

At the foot of the Massif des Maures, Château Verez is home to top-of-the-range guest rooms with facilities including a heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and sports hall.

South Africa
Wednesday July 11 2018 - opinions by Sharon Nagel

“Local suppliers need to remember buyer relationships are built on trust over time”

Gerhard Van der Watt, CEO of Perdeberg Cellar : 'I think we will have at least a normal crop in 2019 if not above normal. '

Wednesday July 11 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

12.5% increase in turnover for Badet Clément

Branded wines posted a 16.6% increase in turnover, benefiting from organic growth in sales but also distribution gains.

Monday July 09 2018 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

France welcomes new PGI - Terres du Midi

Ludovic Roux, chairman of the Terres du Midi producers’ organisation, is also chairman of the Talairan co-operative winery and of the Aude departmental committee of Coop de France.

Tuesday July 03 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Will the future wines of Chambord be able to display their name?

The vines at Château de Chambord were planted in 2015. They will produce their first official vintage in 2020.

Monday July 02 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

France flexes its terroir muscle and creates Wine Paris

On the left, Fabrice Rieu, chairman of Vinisud, and on the right, Pierre Clément, chairman of the Association of Northern Wine Regions (AVS).

Monday June 25 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Loire Valley: The first Japanese investment in Anjou

 Executives from Nichifutsu Shoji and their employees in the vineyards of Anjou in Coutures.

Friday June 22 2018 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

Spanish and French wine industries reach mutually beneficial agreement

Marketing
Tuesday June 12 2018 - opinions by Sharon Nagel

Are social media image boosters, or just time-consuming fads?

Client services director Dan Hooper : “Any brand who has built in five layers of sign off, three rewrites and a focus group per tweet will be finding itself overstretched !”

Tuesday June 12 2018 - Wine people by Vitisphere

France invited to the European Wine Growers' Cup

For the second consecutive Vino Euro, the Slovenian team won the final against German wine growers.

Friday June 08 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

The incredible effects of music on wine

Sébastien Durand of Swing it and Mireille Rambier from Domaine Haut-Lirou present the first red wine fermented to music

Thursday May 31 2018 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

Greek winegrowers join the European federation

The land of Dionysus, Greece can lay a claim to being home to Europe’s oldest vineyards.

Monday May 28 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Albert Bichot III, the export evangelist, has passed away

Albert Bichot was the eldest sibling alongside Bernard, Bénigne and Jean-Marc.

Tuesday May 08 2018 - opinions by Vitisphere

How can AOCs take innovation on board?

The chairman of Cnaoc, Bernard Farges, wants to contemplate the future of AOCs, which implies adapting AOC practices to climate change and society’s expectations regarding the environment.

Monday May 07 2018 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

Fifth term for Thierry Coste as chair of European wine committee

Thierry Coste began his first term as chairman of the Copa/Cogeca wine working party in 2010.

Friday May 04 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

The co-operative winery in Sauternes links up with Tutiac

'Very humbly, Tutiac believes its experience and teams can help structure the Sauternes region”, said Stéphane Héraud on April 26 in Marcillac.

Thursday April 26 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Connected bee hives for Vignerons Ardéchois

The connected hives will allow the progress of the bee colonies to be followed.

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