As changes to some of France’s AOC vine planting laws grab headlines, there are a handful of growers are quietly bringing a new set of wines to market.
French fraud police have frozen ownership of 10 Bordeaux châteaux believed to be connected to the same Chinese investor as part of an ongoing investigation.
An Italian entrepreneur plans to launch a leather made from wine extracts in Milan later this year.
At least half the Chateau Lafite sold in China is fake and, like other high end Bordeaux counterfeits, probably made on boats moored in international waters off the mainland coast, a senior Chinese government official has said.
The threat of punitive controls on French wine imports to China appears to have receded, with the Ministry of Commerce signalling it has not yet begun looking at the possibility of a new anti-dumping tax.