Michel Chapoutier: the inventor of soils

He did not know much but he had wine in his blood. Michel Chapoutier, who first traveled and learned English ...

Château Smith Haut Lafitte: Pessac-Léognan success story

The Château Smith Haut Lafitte has been THE reference of great Pessac-Léognan wines for several years. This historical domain from ...

May de Lencquesaing receives Lifetime Achievement Award from IWC

Honouring a career spanning over 40 years, May de Lencquesaing, ‘Grande Dame’ of Glenelly Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, shareholder of ...

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Sparkling wines: global trends and challenges

Since 2009, we can observe an increasing worldwide production of sparkling wines, with 24.1 million hectolitres produced in 2016. With ...

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Clos Rougeard has officially been purchased by the Bouygues brothers

Martin and Olivier Bouygues confirmed purchasing Clos Rougeard, a mythical domain from the Loire. This announcement was highly awaited, as ...

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French vineyard market: rising prices in 2016

The FNSafer has just published its long-awaited annual report on the French vineyard market prices. Here is a brief summary ...