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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.
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.
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...
Drinking wine to change the worldMany foods are seen as typically French: baguettes, snails, cheese and frogs' legs. But when it comes to drinks, there's only one: wine. Yet official figures show that th...
France celebrates 56% jump in Champagne productionFigures released by the French agriculture ministry on Thursday show that Champagne production will jump 56 percent this year, with overall wine production rising 11 percent compar...
Beijing condemns ‘racist’ attack on Bordeaux wine studentsAn attack by a drunken gang on six Chinese students studying the French art of winemaking in Bordeaux has been condemned by Chinese authorities, who have demanded that France bring...
French state urged to help winemakers after hailstorm damageFrench winemakers in the Bordeaux region are calling on the state to bail them out after a “catastrophic” hailstorm over the weekend destroyed thousands of hectares of vineyards. M...