Keyword: vines

Drones to detect vine disease in France

Winemakers in Burgundy and Bordeaux back €1.7m project to see if the unmanned devices can spot early signs of problems in their crops.

French organic winegrower fined for refusing to spray grapes with pesticide

Emmanuel Giboulot handed €500 fine for refusal to spray; his critics claim he put other winegrowers' crops at risk from flavescence dorée disease.

Bordeaux winemakers call for government bailout after storms wreck vines

Severe hail storms destroyed thousands of hectares of vine in the region around Bordeaux, leaving uninsured producers facing huge losses.