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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

Burgundy Wine Region Torn Asunder By Severe Hailstorm

Violent hailstorms ripped through one of the most prestigious parts of the Burgundy wine region earlier this week, causing “catastrophic” damage to this year’s crop, according to local press reports. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 25, 2013

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