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See this  guide to all our autumn collections . And so we bid farewell to our long series of 19 regional collections of tasting notes with a sweep-up of all the French wines that did...

See our guide to this week's comprehensive stock take on the extent of organic and biodynamic viticulture in the world today.   See also this relevant thread on our forum. Agence Bio,...

Gosh (some of) these wines are expensive! Good to see that our old friend Capbern-Gasqueton 2009 is holding up well. The Laithwaites production facility on the Castillon quayside (described...

Tags:  bordeaux, SW France

Most French vineyards are developing much later than they were in 2011, which was admittedly an exceptionally early year. After three precocious vintages, 2012 sees a return to the old...

François Simon, France's least recognised but most respected and most feared restaurant critic thanks to weekly columns in Le Figaro, Figaroscope and disguised appearances on the cable channel...

Tags:  Paris, France

As Australia's official wine organisations publish a report claiming that the country has a wine surplus equivalent to 75% of total production, and as British wine writer Andrew Jefford...

Tags:  Australia, France

Over the first eight months of 2008, international exports of French wine decreased by 10% in volume, so perhaps it's good news that the French ministry of agriculture is forecasting a...

Tags:  France

In a nutshell: Mostly bordeaux-like, plus some Basque influence. Main grapes: Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Tannat, Negrette, Fer (red); Sauvignon, Sémillon, Muscadelle,...

Tags:  SW France

I'm not a huge enthusiast of the sexual stereotyping of wines but even I can see that Cabernet Franc might be described as the feminine side of Cabernet Sauvignon. It is subtly fragrant and...

Tags:  Cabernet Franc

The word ‘toothsome’ could have been coined for the wines of South West France, a Pyrenean nursery for diverse and attention-grabbing vine varieties. The flavours can be wild and...

Here is a selection of some of the best French wines to have come my way that are made by those who have left Britain to pursue their (often relatively untutored) dream to make wine. There are...

Tags:  Brits in France

Quietly, irrigation has now officially been legalised in France.   A decree dated December 6 and published at the end of February permits irrigation from June 15 up to the French...

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Yesterday I went to a tasting of French wines chosen by my British wine writing peers and found it fascinating - real vindication of the variety, integrity and in some cases value of French...

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Mark Dowman, Var, France: This follows on from my original enquiry last April. I had the good fortune to visit Chateau Montus/Bouscassé last week and tasted the...

Tags:  SW France

In 1980 the seemingly innocuous but soon to prove highly enjoyable phrase ‘A selection of British and Irish farmhouse cheeses’ began to appear on restaurant dessert menus across the...

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