A new wine federation has been created. French wine professionals in the southern regions of Languedoc and Roussillon announced earlier this week that they have teamed up to form an inter-professional federation called FIVR.

The decision to set up the new organisation was taken by Languedoc's inter-professional council CIVL and the Roussillon council CIVR on 17 December. The constitutive meeting for the establishment of the new federation will take place at the beginning of next month.

The new organisation will focus on supporting promotions and communication and ensuring the management and economic regulations of local wines with the appellation of controlled origin (AC/AOC).