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.

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”.

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.

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.

Thursday June 20 2019 - Business by Vitisphere

EPC Champagne targets Millenials with a tumbler

The new tumbler is practical and stackable.

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”.

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.

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 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.

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 - 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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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

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

Wednesday January 17 2018 - Business by Vitisphere

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

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

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