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Stuart Todd

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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

Invivo targets sales leap with Cordier-Mestrezat revamp 17 December 2015

InVivo has confirmed plans to update the offering from its Bordeaux trader Cordier-Mestrezat as it eyes a doubling of sales within five years.

Castel offloads Bordeaux estate to Changyu 4 December 2015

French drinks group Castel has confirmed the sale of a majority stake in Bordeaux estate Château Mirefleurs to its Chinese partner, Changyu.

The Coca-Cola Co has created a commercial director role in FranceCoca-Cola Co recruits Coca-Cola Enterprises executive in France 12 October 2015

The French unit of The Coca-Cola Co has recruited Caroline Olliero from Coca-Cola Enterprises as its commercial director.

Bordeaux toasts China export growthFY Bordeaux wine exports turn corner in value terms - figures 28 September 2015

After two years in the doldrums, Bordeaux wines have recorded annual growth in exports, largely due to recovery in the Chinese market, according to trade body the Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB).

Provence toasts US successProvence growers welcome US buyers as rosé exports soar - figures 24 September 2015

Provence wine growers will next week welcome a delegation of buyers from the US to a backdrop of spectacular growth in exports of rosé to the market, trade body the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (CIVP) reveals.

InVivo Wine follows Vinadeis tie-up with stake purchase 4 August 2015

InVivo Wine has taken a 21% stake in wine co-operative Vinadeis.

Analysis - Bye Belvedere, Hail Marie Brizard: But, For How Long? 1 July 2015

Earlier this week, to general surprise, French spirits group La Martiniquaise Bardinet revealed that it has been a long-standing shareholder in Belvedere - since yesterday (30 June) re-named as Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits (MBWS) - and now controls 6.8% of the latter's capital.

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