Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Somalia twin bombings kill 18 in Mogadishu

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Arming the "good guys"?

Read more

THE DEBATE

Gun Control in the United States: Will the Florida shooting be the turning point?

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Giving a voice to the homeless in France

Read more

REPORTERS

'Never Again': The students pushing for US gun control

Read more

#TECH 24

A bright future for solar power

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

Winter in France's Burgundy vineyards

Read more

FOCUS

How French cyber police are patrolling the 'Dark Web'

Read more

ENCORE!

Marseille mon amour: Mediterranean city celebrates love

Read more

Culture

French champagne giant to plant vines in China

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-05-12

One of the world's largest champagne producers Moët Hennessy announced Thursday it is planning to plant its first vineyard in China. The champagne house will locally produce sparkling wine for the burgeoning Chinese market.

AFP - Moet Hennessy, the wine and spirits arm of France's LVMH luxury group, said Thursday it was planting its first vineyard in China to produce a premium sparkling wine.

The 66-hectare (163-acre) vineyard will be planted as a joint venture with the publicly-owned agricultural development firm of the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in northwestern China.

The maker of Moet and Chandon champagne will build and own a facility near the vineyard to produce the high-end sparkling wine, which is to be sold locally under the Chandon label, LVMH said.

Moet Hennessy has produced top-end sparkling wine under the Chandon brand using traditional methods in California and Argentina.

China's rapid growth has made it key market luxury goods makers in recent years

Date created : 2011-05-12

  • WINE

    Champagne loses title as world’s favourite fizzy

    Read more

COMMENT(S)