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Stuart Todd

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The estate owner's vineyards were found to be in poor condition, unlike theseBordeaux wine scam sees estate owner jailed 4 November 2016

French customs officers have dismantled a wine trafficking ring in the Bordeaux region that focused on passing off lower grade products as wines with as 'appellation d'origine contrôlée' (AOC).


Castel Frères to invest US$112m in modernisation programme 7 October 2016

Castel Frères has unveiled a EUR100m (US$111.8m) project to modernise production, bottling and storage facilities at its headquarters in Blanquefort, near Bordeaux.


Bordeaux saw its wine exports to China perform well in the year to the end of JuneBordeaux wine exports to China soar, Brexit hampers UK - figures 6 October 2016

Exports of Bordeaux wines to China have leapt in recent months, although the fallout from the European Union referendum has hit shipments to the UK, recent figures have shown.


France's wine and spirits export data was released earlier this weekFrench wine falls, spirits rise in H1 exports - figures 21 September 2016

The exports of spirits and of still wine from France headed in opposite directions in the first six months of this year, according to recently-released figures.


High quality, but low quantity for this year's Champagne harvest2016 Champagne harvest to fall markedly - forecast 7 September 2016

This year’s Champagne harvest will be one of the smallest in the past 20 years, although quality is set to be high, the Syndicat Général des Vignerons de Champagne (SGVC) has forecast.


Danone ups production, reduces bottle size for La Salvetat sparkling water 27 June 2016

Danone’s bottled water unit has increased production capacity for its French sparkling mineral water brand, La Salvetat.


AdVini lines up purchase of Bejot Vins et Terroirs 17 June 2016

French wine group AdVini is in exclusive negotiations to acquire Burgundy-based Béjot Vins et Terroirs (BVT).


French growers launch attack on "cheap" Spanish wine imports 7 April 2016

Spanish road tankers carrying bulk shipments of wine from the country have been attacked by French growers from the Languedoc region, protesting against what they claim are "cheap imports" from counterparts in both Spain and Italy.


Concha y Toro's Cono Sur secured a three-year deal with the Tour de France in 2015French wine growers threaten Tour de France blockade over Cono Sur Chilean wine partnership 4 March 2016

The organisers of the Tour de France have met with wine growers in the country who are unhappy at the race's sponsorship deal with Concha y Toro's Chilean wine brand, Cono Sur.


French wines, spirits reverse exports fall in 2015 - figures 12 February 2016

French wines, spirits reverse exports fall in 2015 - figures


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