[Jane Anson] Is it possible to grow vines naturally resistant to the Big Three diseases of mildew, oidium and botrytis (rot), and therefore avoid spraying altogether?
[Jane Anson] For a traditional red wine region such as Bordeaux, it is in theory super easy to make the switch to rosé production.
[Jane Anson] Today, Vernay is most likely to be found in the vines on the high granite slopes of Condrieu or among the baking soils of Cote Rotie or Saint Joseph.
[Jane Anson] Although the miraculous 2010 vintage at Duhart Milon shows clearly that this property is deservedly having its moment, it is L’Eglise Clinet that gets the kind of adulation that music lovers reserve for rare-edition vinyl...
[Jane Anson] Of all the big-name appellations, it has been Saint Emilion that has seen the biggest influx of new owners from Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Taiwan.
French wine authorities have scored a trademark victory in China after a Beijing court ruled that a Chinese company cannot register the names Roussillon and Banyuls as brands.
A Chinese winery owner has acquired a majority stake in Chateau Trianon in Saint Emilion, marking the latest example of Asia-based investors seeking a foothold in Bordeaux.
[Jane Anson] There aren’t many wines where even the official tasting note suggests they should be served with a chocolate and caramel slice...
[Jane Anson] It’s rare that a single tasting manages to inspire so many articles and blogs as one held recently in London showcasing a new style of Californian wines.
[Jane Anson] 'You can wave goodbye to higher yields, and have to accept higher costs in looking after the vines – but if you want your estate to be a living organism, not a place to be simply exploited, it seems only logical that you would want to make wi