Négociants Face Fines for Undercutting Winemaker Prices

Two merchants in France were penalized for purchasing bulk wine from producer Rémi Lacombe at prices below the production cost, establishing a significant legal precedent.

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Troubled Times for French Wine

Producers are protesting and revolution is in the air. Louise Hurren reports from France.

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Margaux Launches New Second Wine

2022 marks the first vintage from which Château Margaux has produced a second wine for its Pavillon Blanc.

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Bordeaux: Is a Non-Alcoholic Grand Cru on the Horizon?

In response to declining sales, several Bordeaux winemakers are adopting innovative, sober strategies. Meanwhile, France is engaged in a debate over regulations for partially de-alcoholized wines with protected geographical indications.

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Eco Evolution: Bordeaux Grands Crus as 'Bio Raisonné'

A new environmental charter aims to enhance the image of Bordeaux's Grands Crus without jeopardizing production.

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Changing of the Guard at Château Margaux

Corinne Mentzelopoulos, owner of Château Margaux in Bordeaux, hands over the reins to her children.

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Chinese Entrepreneur Charged Over Misused Subsidies

A Chinese multimillionaire and entrepreneur is being charged with using state subsidies to acquire 25 Bordeaux châteaux.

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Positive Vintage Outlook in Bordeaux

The CIVB has declared a good 2023 vintage, despite the harvest beginning early, in mid-August. White and red grape varieties have benefited from the climatic and weather conditions, although the yield remains uncertain.

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Prices for Red Bordeaux Continues to Plummet

Trade volume for generic red wines from the AOC Bordeaux is decreasing, as prices keep dropping.

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