France’s Wealthiest Wine Giants mostly from Bordeaux, no longer a level playing field

These are the millionaire giants that the small independent family wine producer have to compete against. They have the power and the distribution networks to take over markets. They are driving out the small Producer who makes their money uniquely from selling wine. Bordeaux is no longer a level playing field. Bernard Arnault of LVMH – owner … Continue reading France’s Wealthiest Wine Giants mostly from Bordeaux, no longer a level playing field

Hail hits vineyards in Bordeaux

Some  hot and humid weather was followed by electric storms on Tuesday 12th May at about four in the morning in Bordeaux and environs. Hail stones as large as golf stones ravaged the vineyards in St Emilion, Graves, Blaye  and Margaux. The young buds, just becoming well established and in the areas worst hit the vines … Continue reading Hail hits vineyards in Bordeaux