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.

Wednesday April 18 2018 - opinions by Vitisphere

What is THE question about 2017 En Primeur?

'With 2017 En Primeur, the issues are not the same as in 2013 or 1991. It is very much about limited supplies, unfavourable exchange rates and uncertainties in the marketplace...' explained Philippe Castéja.

Wednesday April 11 2018 - opinions by Sharon Nagel

After brisk sales in 2017, the Italian bulk wine market has slowed

Supply is low but there are still wines for sale, depending on volumes required.

Tuesday April 10 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Guillaume Deglise announces he is to leave Vinexpo

Guillaume Deglise joined Vinexpo's general management in 2013 and announced his departure without specifying his future projects.

Friday April 06 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Les Collines du Bourdic launch their high-end label

Secret de Cave was revealed to the media on 29 March in Nîmes. Its green and gold label uses the same colours as the Collines du Bourdic winery.

Monday April 02 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Saumur winery decision written on the wall at Clos Cristal

Listed as a historic monument, Clos Cristal is the visionary work of Antoine Cristal, who bequeathed it to Saumur hospital upon his death in 1931.

Friday March 30 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

A winery that is already showing a lot of bottle

Château Castigno’s new winery is in stark contrast to the traditional buildings of the region. Belgian interior designer Lionel Jadot wanted it in the shape of a wine bottle, lying on the ground.

Monday March 26 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Fayat buys Château Aney for its Château Clément-Pichon

Château Aney’s vineyards are planted to 60% Cabernet-Sauvignon and 40% Merlot.

Friday March 23 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Significant growth for Veuve Ambal

Sylvain Depiesse, estate director, Aurélien Piffaut, general manager, Mathieu Goublot, winemaker, François Piffaut, wine tourism director, Nadine Gublin, consulting winemaker and Julien Lepont, marketing director.

Friday March 16 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Brotte entrusts distribution of its wines in France to RFD

Thursday March 15 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Grands Chais de France buys neighbouring estate Prieuré d’Amilhac

The estate is named after a Romanesque chapel, where St. Dominic preached during the crusade against the Cathars in the 12th century.

Monday March 12 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Pierre Gassmann's Alsace mega project

The architect’s impression of the new building with its winery and panoramic wine store at Domaine Rolly Gassmann in Alsace

Wednesday March 07 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Three avatars for the most prominent southern blend

Gerard with a' G' for Grenache is a ‘local lad’ for Rhone Valley wines.

Thursday March 01 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Now available in red and white

Insolence is now available in white and red.

Wednesday February 28 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

“Bon”, the new wine from disease-resistant grape varieties

The' Bon' brand by Château Grinou is made from disease-resistant grape varieties.

Friday February 23 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

British millionaire William Chase buys Domaine de la Brillane

Created in 2000 by English financier Rupert Birch, Domaine de la Brillane was bought in 2010 by Corinne and Emmanuel Gensollen

Tuesday February 20 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Jon Bon Jovi and Gérard Bertrand compose a premium rosé wine

Pointing to his jazz festival at Château l' Hospitalet, Gérard Bertrand claims that “the connection between wine and music is organic. They elevate each other”.

Monday February 19 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Organic pioneer Terroirs Vivants celebrates its 35th anniversary

Jacques Frelin, delighted to celebrate 35 years of business in organic wines

Thursday February 15 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Raphaël Michel negotiates with bidders for take-over

Currently under observation, Raphaël Michel's future hinges on the outcome of the safeguard plan.

Thursday February 08 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Pierre Chavin, driving innovation in organic farming

Greenia is organic on the inside and sustainably sourced on the outside: its packaging is designed to reduce the carbon footprint of the bottle, label and closure.

Tuesday February 06 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Chris Wilmers becomes president of Châteaux Haut-Bailly and Le Pape

Friday February 02 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

“Cosmic “, the new Vin de France by Aegerter

Thursday February 01 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Alexandre Bernier becomes the new cellar master at Romanée-Conti

Wednesday January 31 2018 - opinions by Vitisphere

How competitions have a beneficial effect on wine prices

Tuesday January 30 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Champagne witnesses birth of Terroir d’Excellence Diffusion

Monday January 29 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Agamy co-operative back in the black

Friday January 26 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Cos d' Estournel pays tribute to the female winegrowers of WWI

Wednesday January 24 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

CVG produces wine with no added sulphites

Tuesday January 23 2018 - opinions by Vitisphere

The government wants to maintain French wines’ leadership in China

Wednesday January 17 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Le Petit Béret raises €600,000 to exceed one-million-bottle mark

Patrick Materman, Pernod-Ricard NZ
Tuesday January 16 2018 - opinions by Vitisphere

"Low alcohol wines are receiving medals"

Patrick Materman, chief winemaker at Pernod Ricard NZ

Friday January 12 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Peter Kwok secures third chateau in Saint-Emilion

Tuesday January 09 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Gignac and Saint Bauzille de la Sylve join forces

Jean-Michel Sagnier, chairman.

Monday January 08 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

Cave de Tain due to leave VRT in spring 2018

Thursday December 21 2017 - Business by Vitisphere

A tale of 2.0 innovation – Lelièvre and the Bitcoin

Monday December 18 2017 - Business by Vitisphere

Bernard Magrez buys Château Le Sartre from the Perrin-Leriche family

Tuesday December 12 2017 - Business by Vitisphere

Ackerman structures top-end wines for sales to blossom

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