The new chairman of Bordeaux's wine industry body, CIVB, has suggested a solution to the region's overproduction crisis, according to press reports. Les Echos says today that Christian Delpeuch has suggested providing financial aid to enable some of the Gironde region's grape growers to uproot their vines either permanently or temporarily.

Delpeuch, who became president of the organisation earlier this week, said that CIVB members could contribute to the venture at the rate of €1.00 for every hectolitre of wine they sell. He is particularly interested in limiting production of appellation d'origine controllee (AOC) wines, the paper noted.