French wine production set for ‘historic low’ after disastrous frosts and wet summer

French wine production set for ‘historic low’ after disastrous frosts and wet summer

France's wine output this year will go on record as one of the worst in history, after severe spring frosts devastated vines, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday.

Cold snap ‘could slash French wine harvest by 30 percent’

Cold snap ‘could slash French wine harvest by 30 percent’

‘Third of French wine production lost’ due to cold snap

‘Third of French wine production lost’ due to cold snap

‘We’ve lost at least 70,000 bottles’ – French winemakers count the cost of late frosts

‘We’ve lost at least 70,000 bottles’ – French winemakers count the cost of late frosts

French winemakers count cost of ‘worst freeze in decades’

French winemakers count cost of ‘worst freeze in decades’

France to declare agricultural disaster over spring frosts that damaged vineyards

France to declare agricultural disaster over spring frosts that damaged vineyards

‘Like a musician losing their instrument’ – the French sommeliers who lost their sense of taste to Covid

‘Like a musician losing their instrument’ – the French sommeliers who lost their sense of taste to Covid

VIDEO: Former Melbourne hairdresser becomes France’s top female winemaker

VIDEO: Former Melbourne hairdresser becomes France’s top female winemaker

French wine exporters hit by new 25% tariff from USA

French wine exporters hit by new 25% tariff from USA

Sugar scam turns sour in French wine region

Sugar scam turns sour in French wine region

‘Furious’ French winemakers say aid package for US tariffs is not enough

‘Furious’ French winemakers say aid package for US tariffs is not enough

Daily dilemmas: Bordeaux or Burgundy – what French wine should you drink?

Daily dilemmas: Bordeaux or Burgundy – what French wine should you drink?

French wine production harmed by record heatwave

French wine production harmed by record heatwave

Italy ranked above France as ‘world’s best wine country’

Italy ranked above France as ‘world’s best wine country’

Why are French producers seeing red over blue wine experiment?

Why are French producers seeing red over blue wine experiment?

How to taste wine like a professional (according to French experts)

How to taste wine like a professional (according to French experts)

Thieves pilfer €400k of fine wine from swanky Paris restaurant

Thieves pilfer €400k of fine wine from swanky Paris restaurant

Trump threatens to put tariffs on French wine… again

Trump threatens to put tariffs on French wine… again

How France is fighting to save its struggling wine industry
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How France is fighting to save its struggling wine industry

French Game of Thrones superfan develops his own Lannister wine

French Game of Thrones superfan develops his own Lannister wine

Two million bottles of French wine go up in flames in warehouse blaze

Two million bottles of French wine go up in flames in warehouse blaze

French drink less and less wine while Americans down more

French drink less and less wine while Americans down more

The future is green for French wine as organic sales soar

The future is green for French wine as organic sales soar

Fact-checking Trump’s tweets: Does France really put steep tariffs on US wine?

Fact-checking Trump’s tweets: Does France really put steep tariffs on US wine?

Could the cost of alcohol in France be about to shoot up?

Could the cost of alcohol in France be about to shoot up?

Wine crime: Alsace fights grape heists on horseback

Wine crime: Alsace fights grape heists on horseback

US-Colombian billionaire buys stake in France’s legendary Petrus vineyard

US-Colombian billionaire buys stake in France’s legendary Petrus vineyard

Urban vineyards: Parisians pick grapes for city vintages

Urban vineyards: Parisians pick grapes for city vintages

How France’s vineyards are benefiting from the heatwave

How France’s vineyards are benefiting from the heatwave

Ten million bottles French rosé wine turns out to be cheap Spanish plonk

Ten million bottles French rosé wine turns out to be cheap Spanish plonk

Outcry in France as ‘outstanding’ Japanese winemakers face deportation

Outcry in France as ‘outstanding’ Japanese winemakers face deportation

Japanese winemakers face deportation from France despite making ‘exceptional’ red

Japanese winemakers face deportation from France despite making ‘exceptional’ red

French discover new pleasure: adult comics about wine

French discover new pleasure: adult comics about wine

French police seize 10 Chinese-owned vineyards in Bordeaux

French police seize 10 Chinese-owned vineyards in Bordeaux

France eases rules on wine stocks to temper weather threat

France eases rules on wine stocks to temper weather threat

Last of ‘King of Pinot Noir’s’ wine cellar sells for €30 million

Last of ‘King of Pinot Noir’s’ wine cellar sells for €30 million

Personal cellar of ‘King of Pinot Noir’ to fetch €11m at auction

Personal cellar of ‘King of Pinot Noir’ to fetch €11m at auction

Britain goes wild for Burgundy wine served at royal wedding

Britain goes wild for Burgundy wine served at royal wedding

‘Unprecedented’ hail storm destroys Bordeaux vineyards

‘Unprecedented’ hail storm destroys Bordeaux vineyards

Three bottles of 1774 vintage wine go on sale in France

Three bottles of 1774 vintage wine go on sale in France

Is France really heading for a rosé wine shortage this summer?

Is France really heading for a rosé wine shortage this summer?

140 vineyards and counting: Asian investors are big in Bordeaux

140 vineyards and counting: Asian investors are big in Bordeaux

Move over Bordeaux: Could Brittany soon rule France’s wine map?

Move over Bordeaux: Could Brittany soon rule France’s wine map?

Santé! French chef toasts police after €400k of stolen fine wine is found

Santé! French chef toasts police after €400k of stolen fine wine is found

How French winegrowers are getting a helping hand from bats

How French winegrowers are getting a helping hand from bats

Massive Côte du Rhône fine-wine fraud uncovered by French police

Massive Côte du Rhône fine-wine fraud uncovered by French police

Exports of rosé from Provence boom thanks to American wine lovers

Exports of rosé from Provence boom thanks to American wine lovers

Wine is not special, it’s as dangerous as any alcohol, warn French doctors

Wine is not special, it’s as dangerous as any alcohol, warn French doctors

Health risk or national treasure? Why France is warring over wine

Health risk or national treasure? Why France is warring over wine

Santé! France enjoys record year for wine and spirits exports

Santé! France enjoys record year for wine and spirits exports

Bordeaux’s ‘magnificent’ lost vintage pushes small growers to the edge

Bordeaux’s ‘magnificent’ lost vintage pushes small growers to the edge

Frost-bitten Bordeaux wine harvest shrinks by 40 percent

Frost-bitten Bordeaux wine harvest shrinks by 40 percent

French luxury group LVMH bags top Californian vineyard

French luxury group LVMH bags top Californian vineyard

French wine country unveils its answer to kobe beef

French wine country unveils its answer to kobe beef

Just how bad is France’s wine shortage going to get?

Just how bad is France’s wine shortage going to get?

EU weedkiller row leaves French winegrowers with a hangover

EU weedkiller row leaves French winegrowers with a hangover

Thieves pillage seven tonnes of grapes from Bordeaux vineyards

Thieves pillage seven tonnes of grapes from Bordeaux vineyards

Thieves steal 250 bottles of wine… using the Paris catacombs

Thieves steal 250 bottles of wine… using the Paris catacombs

French wine production set to plummet by a fifth this year

French wine production set to plummet by a fifth this year

French museum raises a glass to ‘cradle of wine-making’ Georgia

French museum raises a glass to ‘cradle of wine-making’ Georgia

French wine production at ‘historically low’ levels

French wine production at ‘historically low’ levels

French winegrowers pin hopes on June bloom to save harvest

French winegrowers pin hopes on June bloom to save harvest

French winemakers come up with spectacular show to beat the frost

French winemakers come up with spectacular show to beat the frost

Chinese students flock to France to learn secrets of winemaking

Chinese students flock to France to learn secrets of winemaking

American billionaire ‘buys historic Burgundy vineyard’

American billionaire ‘buys historic Burgundy vineyard’

The woman who decides what wine French presidents drink

The woman who decides what wine French presidents drink

How an ‘extreme’ winemaker from Japan made it in France

How an ‘extreme’ winemaker from Japan made it in France

The hunt for fraudsters in France’s wine heartlands

The hunt for fraudsters in France’s wine heartlands

French wine makers fear ‘worst harvest for 40 years’

French wine makers fear ‘worst harvest for 40 years’

Bordeaux wine baron jailed for flogging fake fine wines

Bordeaux wine baron jailed for flogging fake fine wines

Chinese wine tasters enjoy shock win in France

Chinese wine tasters enjoy shock win in France

Only in France: ‘Drive slowly – grape juice on the roads’

Only in France: ‘Drive slowly – grape juice on the roads’

All you need to know about France’s wine harvest

All you need to know about France’s wine harvest

French wine big hit at Hong Kong auction

French wine big hit at Hong Kong auction

French wine output drops 10 percent after stormy weather

French wine output drops 10 percent after stormy weather

French vineyards revive horse-drawn ploughs

French vineyards revive horse-drawn ploughs

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Wine floods streets of French town after ‘act of sabotage’

Booze-loving France ‘complicit’ in alcohol deaths

Booze-loving France ‘complicit’ in alcohol deaths

France winning war of the rosé to prove ‘pink is plonk’

France winning war of the rosé to prove ‘pink is plonk’

Is this France’s best tourist attraction yet (for adults)?

Is this France’s best tourist attraction yet (for adults)?

Warnings for downpours and floods spread across France

Warnings for downpours and floods spread across France

France remains king of global fine wine exports

France remains king of global fine wine exports

Does Italy really produce finer wines than France?

Does Italy really produce finer wines than France?

Why wine experts are excited about Bordeaux 2015 vintage

Why wine experts are excited about Bordeaux 2015 vintage

Climate change means French wines face identity crisis

Climate change means French wines face identity crisis

French wine makers rebel as Le Tour picks Chilean plonk

French wine makers rebel as Le Tour picks Chilean plonk

France’s Cahors region is new frontier for wine investors

France’s Cahors region is new frontier for wine investors

Winemakers promise Alsace red ‘revolution’

Winemakers promise Alsace red ‘revolution’

Bordeaux winegrowers hail 2015 vintage

Bordeaux winegrowers hail 2015 vintage

French hunt for climate-change resistant grape

French hunt for climate-change resistant grape

French wine harvest to drop due to lack of rain

French wine harvest to drop due to lack of rain

Summer heat to shrivel French wine production

Summer heat to shrivel French wine production

World’s priciest wine is from Burgundy

World’s priciest wine is from Burgundy

Fine French wines to mature in Atlantic Ocean

Fine French wines to mature in Atlantic Ocean

France persuades China to recognise Bordeaux

France persuades China to recognise Bordeaux

French tipples bag most awards at world wine fair

French tipples bag most awards at world wine fair

French MPs vote to relax tight alcohol ad laws

French MPs vote to relax tight alcohol ad laws

French wine sector seeks end to alcohol ad ban

French wine sector seeks end to alcohol ad ban

Spain’s newest export to France: Vultures

Spain’s newest export to France: Vultures

France’s only kosher vineyard fights its corner

France’s only kosher vineyard fights its corner

Bordeaux vineyards set to produce ‘rare’ vintage

Bordeaux vineyards set to produce ‘rare’ vintage

New train line threatens vintage French wines

New train line threatens vintage French wines

Wine-lovers get taste of 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau

Wine-lovers get taste of 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau

These French wines will be great this year

These French wines will be great this year

Winemakers bring ‘French touch’ to Virginia

Winemakers bring ‘French touch’ to Virginia

France to regain crown as top wine producer

France to regain crown as top wine producer

France scoops world blind wine-tasting prize

France scoops world blind wine-tasting prize

French wine sales hurt by China slowdown

French wine sales hurt by China slowdown

French Indian summer could mean great wine

French Indian summer could mean great wine

Beer brewing booms in wine-dominated France

Beer brewing booms in wine-dominated France

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France set to be world’s top wine producer

Most French admit they ‘don’t know about wine’

Most French admit they ‘don’t know about wine’

France drinks to bumper 2014 wine harvest

France drinks to bumper 2014 wine harvest

French wine producers in belated science embrace

French wine producers in belated science embrace

French hospital opens wine bar for patients

French hospital opens wine bar for patients

French firm puts new face on Ethiopian wine

French firm puts new face on Ethiopian wine

French truck spills 18,000 bottles of fine wine

French truck spills 18,000 bottles of fine wine

Eight tips on buying wine in a French supermarket
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Eight tips on buying wine in a French supermarket

France allows bosses to ban wine from offices

France allows bosses to ban wine from offices

Pilfered Chinese money paid for French vineyards

Pilfered Chinese money paid for French vineyards

Americans topple French as biggest wine drinkers

Americans topple French as biggest wine drinkers

French winegrower fined over pesticide refusal

French winegrower fined over pesticide refusal

Prices of French wines soar after poor harvest

Prices of French wines soar after poor harvest

Chinese lose their taste for Bordeaux fine wines

Chinese lose their taste for Bordeaux fine wines

French love for wine set to become official

French love for wine set to become official

Winemaker faces jail for shunning pesticides

Winemaker faces jail for shunning pesticides

French police bust gang for €1m fine wine thefts

French police bust gang for €1m fine wine thefts

France no longer world’s top red wine guzzler

France no longer world’s top red wine guzzler

Chinese bidder scoops €130k barrel of Burgundy

Chinese bidder scoops €130k barrel of Burgundy

French drinkers develop taste for greener wine

French drinkers develop taste for greener wine

Elite French wine-makers plant roots in China

Elite French wine-makers plant roots in China

‘France is treating wine makers like drug dealers’

‘France is treating wine makers like drug dealers’

Champagne production set to overflow this year

Champagne production set to overflow this year

Wine growers call for aid with more storms due

Wine growers call for aid with more storms due

Burgundy vineyards face ‘catastrophe’ after storms

Burgundy vineyards face ‘catastrophe’ after storms

French ‘wine militants’ blamed for bomb blast

French ‘wine militants’ blamed for bomb blast

China demands France acts to protect citizens

China demands France acts to protect citizens

French firm breaks taboo with wine in a can

French firm breaks taboo with wine in a can

France urges EU to stop spat with China over wine

France urges EU to stop spat with China over wine

French ‘learned wine-making’ from Italians

French ‘learned wine-making’ from Italians

Chinese help Elysée pull in €300,000 in wine sale

Chinese help Elysée pull in €300,000 in wine sale

‘The French don’t resent expats in the Loire Valley’

‘The French don’t resent expats in the Loire Valley’

Elysée puts fine wine up for sale as crisis bites

Elysée puts fine wine up for sale as crisis bites

Bordeaux vineyards to dry up by 2050: study

Bordeaux vineyards to dry up by 2050: study

Brangelina’s French rosé wine goes down a treat

Brangelina’s French rosé wine goes down a treat

Alcohol report lays bare France’s drink problem

Alcohol report lays bare France’s drink problem

Bungling burglars pilfer vintage Bordeaux

Bungling burglars pilfer vintage Bordeaux

‘Burgundy is about much more than just wine’

‘Burgundy is about much more than just wine’

France’s wine industry facing green future

France’s wine industry facing green future

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Hong Kong firm swallows Médoc estate

Natural wine draws supporters — and critics

Natural wine draws supporters — and critics

Chinese buyer snaps up top Bordeaux estate

Chinese buyer snaps up top Bordeaux estate

French replace wine with fizzy drinks and juice

French replace wine with fizzy drinks and juice

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Huge haul of contraband booze seized in Calais

France isolated against US ‘château’ imports

France isolated against US ‘château’ imports

Chinese vineyard buyer ‘passionate’ about wine

Chinese vineyard buyer ‘passionate’ about wine

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Summer gigs pull crowds to French wine country

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Asian demand ramps up Bordeaux prices

Smartphones help world’s winemakers foil fraudsters

Smartphones help world’s winemakers foil fraudsters

Wine growers call in help from satellites

Wine growers call in help from satellites

Chinese wines beat French at own game

Chinese wines beat French at own game

Chinese snap up French vineyards

Chinese snap up French vineyards

Prices plunge as China turns sour on top Bordeaux

Prices plunge as China turns sour on top Bordeaux

Record year for French wine and spirits exports

Record year for French wine and spirits exports

Presidential hopefuls reveal love of wine

Presidential hopefuls reveal love of wine

Wealth managers toast wine funds

Wealth managers toast wine funds

French vineyards begin early grape harvest, with extra health measures

French vineyards begin early grape harvest, with extra health measures

French producers battle to end the champagne surplus caused by lockdown

French producers battle to end the champagne surplus caused by lockdown

French winemakers to turn unsold wine into hand sanitiser

French winemakers to turn unsold wine into hand sanitiser

France’s champagne sellers halt early sales to prevent price fall

France’s champagne sellers halt early sales to prevent price fall

QUIZ: Are you a connoisseur of French beers, wines and spirits?
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QUIZ: Are you a connoisseur of French beers, wines and spirits?

Trump’s US wine tariffs ‘threaten 100,000 jobs in French countryside’

Trump’s US wine tariffs ‘threaten 100,000 jobs in French countryside’

Nine French eating habits you will probably find peculiar

Nine French eating habits you will probably find peculiar

French and Germans still love their stereotypes

French and Germans still love their stereotypes