France allows employers to ban wine in workplaceThe long-held tradition in France of having a glass of wine over lunch at the staff canteen may become a thing of the past – for some workers at least – after a recent government d...
US overtakes France as world’s top wine consumerUS drinkers have for the first time overtaken the French as the world’s No. 1 wine consumers, a report showed on Tuesday, with Americans developing a greater and more refined taste...
FRANCE - WEATHER
Burgundy vineyards ‘machine-gunned’ in devastating hailstormIn just three minutes on Saturday, a devastating hailstorm in the Burgundy region destroyed large swathes of some of France’s most prestigious vineyards.
Innovations in the wine worldSince the 1960s, the French have been drinking less and less wine. So all sorts of innovations are now being developed to try and give this rather conservative trade something of a...
Olivier Poussier, winner, world's best sommelier (2000)We bring you an interview with Olivier Poussier, winner of the world's best sommelier (2000). He talks us through the highlights of his life, in pictures.
Cutting red tape for business will save France €2bnThe French government has unveiled the first 50 steps it is taking to reduce red tape for businesses. The state is hoping to save €2 billion annually by lightening the administrati...
French organic winemaker fined for refusing to use pesticidesA French court on Monday fined a Burgundy winemaker 500 euros for disobeying a government order to use pesticides in his organic vineyard to prevent a bacterial disease caused by a...
London businesses fear impact of further Russia sanctionsEU leaders are meeting in Brussels later to discuss possible further sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Crimea. Broader measures could affect business ties between the EU and M...
ITALY - FRANCE
Prosecco replaces champagne as world’s favourite sparkling wineIt has long been the drink of choice for weddings, birthdays or a romantic meal for two, but champagne may now be losing some of its sparkle as drinkers opt for cheaper alternative...
FRANCE - WINE
Burgundy winemaker faces jail for refusing to use pesticidesAn organic winemaker from France's Burgundy region is due in court Monday for refusing to use pesticides on his vines despite a local government order.
In The Papers
In the Papers
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Gang of suspected French wine thieves arrestedTwenty men suspected of stealing more than a million euros ($1.35 million) of Bordeaux wine were arrested in France on Monday, following an extensive police operation in both the P...