Many a glass of champagne will be raised to ring in 2017, and for all the lamenting of a nation in decline, wine remains the business of the French. But the market is changing: Wine is now produced everywhere. Italy is actually the world’s No. 1 producer, and sales are soaring in Asia. Our panel of wine experts, producers and aficionados look at how the industry is morphing and whether France still holds a special place in the world of wine.
Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.
Vintner, Domaine Lise & Bertrand Jousset
Wine consultant, Trois Fois Vins
Founder, O Château
Host, French Connections on France 24