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Promising Burgundy 2022 vintage will ‘take the pressure off’

Published:  24 March, 2023

After three years of low yields impacted by weather events, Vins de Bourgogne has reported a 75% increase in volume vs 2021, accounting for nearly 1.75 million ha of wine. This will allow stocks to build back up after successive harvests that were low in quantity, but high on quality.


Volumes ‘remain stable’ across key regions of France

Published:  09 March, 2023

The Rhône Valley, Chablis and the Loire Valley have all released figures regarding the 2022 harvest, providing a snapshot from three key regions of France and indicating how much wine they may have to offer the market against previous vintages.


Chablis back on track after a challenging 2021

Published:  19 December, 2022

After a ‘complicated’ year in 2021, Chablis winegrowers are now in the mood to celebrate, with the Chablis Commission declaring an overall healthier and higher-yielding vintage in 2022.


Bourgogne 2022: ‘A generous and promising vintage’

Published:  15 November, 2022

The Bourgogne 2022 harvest report has been released and, “after three years of quality without quantity”, the yields this year are said to be plentiful, thus taking the pressure off sales and allowing stocks to be built back up.


Delaunay cousins shake up Chablis

Published:  13 July, 2021

Badet Clément president Laurent Delaunay has teamed up with another member of the long-standing negociant family to make a contemporary, international brand that focuses on ‘cool terroir’.


Burgundy ready to break ground on Cites des Vins project

Published:  04 December, 2019

The BIVB (Bourgogne Wine Board) has confirmed that construction will begin on the Cites des Vins et des Climats de Bourgogne project in January 2020.


Les Grands Chais acquires Maison Desvignes Ainé et Fils

Published:  22 October, 2019

Les Grands Chais de France has acquired Maison Desvignes Ainé et Fils near Chablis for an undisclosed sum.


New MD for Louis Latour Chablis vineyards

Published:  22 August, 2019

Paul Espitalié has been appointed managing director of Chablis vineyard Simonnet-Febvre, owned by Maison Louis Latour.


BIVB appoints director of Cité des vins et des Climats de Bourgogne

Published:  05 July, 2019

The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) has appointed Olivier Le Roy as director of the Cité des vins et des Climats de Bourgogne.


Tesco adds taste of summer to Finest wine range

Published:  13 May, 2019

UK multiple retailer Tesco has added a five new wines to its Finest range to target the summer-drinking market. The wines, four white and one red, are on shelf from today.


Chablis steps up sustainability focus with new methanation system

Published:  05 April, 2019

The Chablis Winegrowers Union (FDAC) has embarked on a €4.8 million project to implement a new methanation system in a bid to improve sustainable practices across the region.


MMD swells Burgundy ranks with Billaud-Simon

Published:  13 December, 2018

Maisons Marques et Domaines has been given exclusivity rights for Chablis producer Domaine Billaud-Simon.


Chablis harvest is hailed best in 20 years

Published:  26 September, 2018

The Chablis harvest of 2018 is the best in 20 years, Louis Moreau, president of the Chablis Commission has announced.


A return of Chablis could help reduce price hikes

Published:  04 July, 2018

Chablis producers in Burgundy are hoping a bumper crop this year will help reduce wine prices, raising expectations of a stronger return of Chablis volumes to the UK market in the near future.


Tim Atkin MW: At the mercy of the elements

Published:  07 August, 2017

It’s squeaky bum time in Chablis. Grape growers the world over consult weather forecasts on a regular basis, but in the Yonne it’s almost an obsession. You can see why the locals are worried: nature has picked them out for some particularly brutal treatment in the past two vintages.