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France Cuts Forecast For 2013 Harvest; Bordeaux And Burgundy Off Significantly

France’s agriculture ministry has reduced its volume forecast for the 2013 wine harvest, and now expects a total of 42.3 million hectoliters, a rise of 2.2% over 2012. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 8, 2013

Revamped Vin De France Category Sees Big Opportunities In U.S.

While previous efforts at building big-volume French wine brands in the U.S. have faltered, a recent loosening of blending rules and a new marketing push for the pan-French Vin de France category have made producers bullish about growth prospects in the world’s biggest wine market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 4, 2013

News Briefs for October 18, 2013

•France’s Languedoc region is enjoying rising fortunes in the U.S., with volume up 12% to 15,000 hectoliters (167,000 nine-liter cases) in the first five months of 2013, according to UbiFrance. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 18, 2013

Study Raises Concerns Over Pesticide Residues in French Wines

A new study on pesticide residue in wine has caused a furor in France by raising questions about leading labels, including Bordeaux’s Mouton Cadet and seven wines from large French producer Castel, Wine Spectator reports. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 27, 2013

News Briefs for August 30, 2013

•France is set to produce a historically short wine harvest for the second year in a row, according to a forecast by FranceAgriMer public agricultural service. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 30, 2013

Wine Spectator: French Authorities Boost Vigilance Over Money Laundering In Wine Business

France’s anti-money laundering authority has gone public with suspicions that foreigners are using investments in French vineyards to clean dirty money, reports Wine Spectator. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 21, 2013

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