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n° 043 - 25/04/2017
Currently, there 3257 suppliers of wine
French wine and spirits exports worth 118 Airbus aircraft in 2016
Champagne growers warned of consequences of over-reliance on shipping companies

April 24, 2017

“Have you heard the story about the frog?” asked Maxime Toubart, chairman of the Champagne wine growers’ organisation [...]

Buzet co-operative goes down the trendy vegan route
Budburst occurs across French vineyards

April 20, 2017

2017 has got off to an early start. In the southern French department of Gard, the earliest vineyards showed between four and six unfolded leaves on Chardonnay vines [...]

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Worrying times for wine growers

There is a common thread to most vintages and this year is no exception. Like last year, vines came out of their winter dormancy at the start of spring with the arrival of good weather. This year, however, they are even further ahead than last - up to 10 or even 15 days earlier than in 2016. From a phenological perspective, the leaves are properly open and the first flowers can be seen, bringing with them initial causes for concern amongst wine growers as they expose the future crop to the hazards of spring weather. Stress has therefore come early too and fears of plummeting temperatures are kindled by memories of frost last year in regions like Burgundy and the Loire. Even after the risk of frost has gone, worries will not abate – storms are potentially a source of hail and rain brings the threat of disease. And if the weather stays fine, drought is the next headache on the list. Until the 2017 crop is harvested, wine growers will have limited peace of mind – we wish them well!

Château Saïkouk

Médoc means "in the middle of the waters" in Latin. Indeed, this territory, with the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Gironde to the east, is blessed with an excellent climate, [...]

Region Bordeaux
Domaine BERTAUD BELIEU

ndependent, winemaker proud history and ancestral land, Domaine BERTAUD BELIEU located in the peninsula of Saint-Tropez student wines pleasure and elegance. [...]

Region Provence
Vinexpo 2017

June 18, 2017

For its 19th edition (from 18 to 21 June 2017), the largest trade show in the world of wine and spirits meet you with around 2 400 producers worldwide. [...]

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London Wine Fair 2017

May 22, 2017

It's where the UK and international wine and spirits trade gather each year to meet, explore, taste and buy wines and spirits from right across the globe. Free to visit, but strictly trade only [...]

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[Sources: UGCB, SGV, Vitisphere and the Chambord wine visitor centre]