Keyword: vineyards

Will France's new wine regions threaten Champagne tradition?

Many Champagne producers are opponents of EU rule which should open up new French wine regions for first time in nearly a century.

China overtakes France in size of wine-growing areas

Figures show China now has 799,000 hectares -1.97 million acres - of land devoted to wine growing, ahead of France but still behind Spain.

French organic winemaker in court for shunning pesticides

Emmanuel Giboulot is backed by enviromentalists but other winemakers say not tackling harmful vine pest is like 'refusing vaccination'.

Money laundering fears over French vineyard sales

French anti-money laundering investigators raise alarm over recent Chinese, Russian and Ukranian acquisitions of loss-making vineyards.