European and Australian wine makers will kick off the New Year potentially toasting each other’s health after agreeing a new deal to respect geographical indication (GI) like champagne and sherry alongside other trademarks.
Prices for quality French wines have continued to crumble in recent
months as the gap closes between them and their less regulated
counterparts, leaving ominous signs for the future of some in the
France will have to give back three times the amount of money it is
receiving in crisis distillation funding for appellation contrôlée
wines as the EU cracks down on wine sector mis-management,
reports Chris Mercer.
VinExpo may have begun under a gallic cloud in Bordeaux, but French
agriculture minister Dominique Bussereau has entered the lion's den
to assure wine makers that reform is coming, reports Chris
The French authorities have come up with a €70 million rescue
package for ailing wine producers, but as Kim Hunter Gordon and
Chris Jones report, they have once again failed to tackle the
principal problem - massive overproduction...