Tuesday October 29 2019 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

France votes tax on flavoured wines

 The French aperitif wine federation is concerned about “prohibition for the category in France”.

Tuesday October 15 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

A communal area for foreign wines at Wine Paris and Vinexpo

The communal hall is a “strong signal sent out to all industry players”, said a press release.

Friday October 11 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Vinexpo Explorer takes a trip to Beaujolais

Dominique Piron has been chairman of InterBeaujolais since July 2016. On arrival, he decided to launch a strategic plan to try to give the region new impetus.

Wednesday October 09 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

InVivo Wine is moving into sparkling wines, thanks to Pernod Ricard

With sales of 5 million bottles, “Café de Paris is currently one of the ten most widely sold sparkling wine brands in the world, bound mainly for Japan, Switzerland and France”, said Frédéric Noyère.

Tuesday October 08 2019 - opinions by Vitisphere

Bordeaux’s new chair thinks entry-level wines are needed

Marc Médeville on his election as chair of the Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur producers’ organisation.

Monday October 07 2019 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

The price of French wines could increase by 30% in the US market

“All French regions will be affected because they all export to the United States,” warned Antoine Leccia (left), on October 3 alongside Burgundy negociant Louis-Fabrice Latour.

Thursday October 03 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Sitevi 2019 backed by positive developments in the equipment market

From left to right: Alain Savary, CEO of Axema, Jean-Pierre Van Ruyskensvelde, CEO of IFV, and Jean-Louis Cazaubon, vice-chairman of the Occitania regional council.

Thursday September 26 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

EthicDrinks, France's first green trading company

Mickael Alborghetti, founder of EthicDrinks: “The wine industry is introducing environmental initiatives left, right and centre, but trading companies are not building on this progress by trading in an environmentally friendly way”.

Tuesday September 24 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Laurent Fresnet becomes cellar master at Mumm

Laurent Fresnet was named best sparkling wine maker in 2015 and 2016 by the International Wine Challenge.

Friday September 20 2019 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

The Loire Valley pens a 10-year development blueprint

Jean-Martin Dutour, chairman of InterLoire: “We will be looking at changes in the indicators because the plan is not cast in stone”.

Tuesday September 17 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Tutiac launches own brand

Eric Hénaux, managing director, Céline Martineau, vice-chair, and Stéphane Héraud, chairman of the Vignerons de Tutiac winery

Friday September 13 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Vinadeis plans to close its Narbonne plant in 2020

The group has announced its intention of closing its Narbonne facilities next year.

Thursday September 12 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Vignobles de Vendéole gets off the ground

Chairman Dominique Farail and Olivier Ambry, director of Vignobles de Vendéole.

Friday August 02 2019 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

A charter for natural wines

 Loire wine growers Jacques Carroget and Sébastien David (in the foreground) hope to start working with INAO very soon on their charter project.

Monday July 29 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Gérard Bertrand likens his new Languedoc rosé to a temple

According to Gérard Bertrand, Clos du Temple carries a message: “Earth, time, transcendence”.

Thursday July 25 2019 - Wine people by Vitisphere

Chinese actress Zhao Wei buys herself a fourth chateau

Zhao Wei has become an ambassador for the Bordeaux wine region and was inducted into the Saint-Émilion Jurade in 2012.

Tuesday July 23 2019 - Wine people by Vitisphere

Marc Médeville becomes chair of Bordeaux appellations

Marc Médeville has been involved in the AOC Bordeaux producers’ organisation since 2006. One of his main roles was as head of the promotion committee.

Monday July 22 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Wine Paris updates information on its occupancy rate

In terms of visitors, Wine Paris aims to attract some 30,000 visitors, 35% from outside France.

Thursday July 18 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Boisset looks to buy Alex Gambal's estate and business

Alex Gambal’s estates have been managed since 2014 by Alexandre Brault, who was previously the technical advisor.

Wednesday July 17 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

A tree planted for every bottle of François Dubois Champagne sold

The Féverolles et Coëmy-based company in Marne has 50 hectares of land which can already accommodate 1,500 to 2,500 trees per hectare, depending on the species - poplar or oak - chosen by consumers.

Monday July 15 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Changyu invests in Bordeaux and partners with Advini

The joint venture between Changyu and Advini, with respective stakes of 55% and 45%, went unnoticed in France but was revealed last spring by the Chinese group, which claims to have invested €5.77 million in the venture.

Friday July 05 2019 - Wine people by Vitisphere

Discover the 4 women and the company awarded by WomenDoWine

Three of the women honoured on June 23 (from left to right): Pauline Dupin-Aymard, from the blog Chassez le naturel; Gaby Benicio, sommelier at the Äponem restaurant and Marion Ivaldi, editor-in-chief of Vitisphere.

Wednesday July 03 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Mailly Grand Cru shows off its green credentials in 3D

In the video, several maps are shown and reveal vineyard aspects, the nature of the soil and subsoil, environmental certification, grape varieties, the names of localities, etc

Tuesday July 02 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Idealwine launches WineDex, a secure app for authenticating wines

To create the authentication tool, Idealwine partnered with Synvance which built the blockchain using the Ethereum platform.

Wednesday June 26 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Sharp drop in Chinese investments in Bordeaux

 “Chinese acquisitions have been significant, but have always remained in a minority compared to domestic investors”, said Charles Traonouëz.

Monday June 24 2019 - Wine people by Vitisphere

Bordeaux wine industry elected representative accused of fraud

“I am not complaining about being targeted, I must set an example”, said Hervé Grandeau. “We never intended to defraud”, added Régis Grandeau.

Thursday June 20 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

EPC Champagne targets Millenials with a tumbler

The new tumbler is practical and stackable.

Wednesday June 19 2019 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

Review of Burgundy vineyard boundaries questioned by producers

Bruno Verret has represented the Burgundy appellation producers’ organisation since April 2019.

Tuesday June 18 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

iDealwine flexes its muscle in the high-end range

Cyrille Jomand, chairman and chief executive officer of iDealwine: “We opened a bar, the 228 L, to welcome our customers”.

Monday June 17 2019 - Industry issues by Vitisphere

An increase in US taxes on French wines rejected across-the-board

Donald Trump’s obsession with taxing European wines in general, and French wines in particular, has not waned.

Friday May 31 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Paul Mas makes up for lost time

 Jean-Claude Mas presented the label for his newly released Gris Mas on his stand at Vinexpo

Thursday May 30 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Gratien and Meyer ventures into alcohol-free sparkling wine

 At less than 0.2° ABV, Infini Bulle is produced by a triple vacuum distillation (to lower the boiling temperature and preserve the aromas). Festillant is produced in Germany by Henkell using the same technique.

Wednesday May 29 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

A website for wines served on board Air France aircraft

The lacave.airfrance website allows passengers to order on the ground, but also in flight, the wines, Champagnes and spirits they discover on board through the Air France Connect connectivity range.

Monday May 27 2019 - Wine people by Vitisphere

Veuve Clicquot cellar master Dominique Demarville due to leave

Dominique Demarville announced to staff that he was leaving Veuve Clicquot next December.

Friday May 24 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Producta puts wine in cans

“Cans allow wine to be introduced at events where it would normally be banned, such as festivals”, explained Thierry Berger on Producta's stand at Vinexpo on May 13.

Thursday May 23 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Nicolas Feuillatte heads for premiumisation

Véronique Blin, chair of Nicolas Feuillatte: “Value deteriorated slightly in 2018, due to major investments aimed at building premiumisation and conquering new export markets”.

Tuesday May 21 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Castel launches an estate Crémant

An unusual property complete with ranch and stud farm, Cru la Maqueline was bought in 2006 by Philippe Castel, the man behind this sparkling label.

Tuesday May 14 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

Gérard Bertrand bottles his new brand in a ceramic bottle

The undeniably bold Art de Vivre bottles are made by a German company from ceramics.

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’.

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

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

Wednesday November 22 2017 - Wine people by Vitisphere

Former OIV director Robert Tinlot dies

Monday November 20 2017 - Business by Vitisphere

Lugny co-operative posts all-time turnover high

Wednesday November 15 2017 - Business by Vitisphere

Vitijob the fourth best specialised employment portal in France

Tuesday October 31 2017 - Business by Vitisphere

Castel wholeheartedly focuses on varietal sparkling wines

Thursday October 26 2017 - Business by Vitisphere

AdVini boosts Rigal range with natural wines

Find your inspiration
Wednesday October 25 2017 - opinions by Sharon Nagel

"The book or music industry is probably a really good one to look at"

Wednesday October 25 2017 - Business by Vitisphere

Hennessy is hoping for 2,000 hectares/year of new plantings

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