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Latest update : 2016-12-30

A changing world for French wine: What's in a bottle? (part 2)

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.

Click here for PART ONE.

Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Alexis HUDON

Vintner, Domaine Lise & Bertrand Jousset

MARIE-Dominique BRADFORD

Wine consultant, Trois Fois Vins

Olivier MAGNY

Founder, O Château

Florence VILLEMINOT

Host, French Connections on France 24

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2017-10-18 Asia-pacific

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2017-10-17 Harvey Weinstein

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