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  1. June 20, 2014

    Postcard from . . . Bordeaux

    Trying to persuade a traveller that Bordeaux is a hip destination is a bit like trying to promote the city of Edam for its...

  2. June 20, 2014

    Finding Shangri-La in Yunnan, China

    “I bet you think we’re crazy,” said Jean-Guillaume Prats ruefully. The CEO in charge of LVMH’s project to make the best wine...

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    The shift in global economic power towards Asia is introducing new tastes into the fin...
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  1. May 23, 2014

    Fine wine’s asset value is not just a matter of taste

    In vino veritas. Investors have always seen a measure of truth in fine wine. Like gold, it can grow in value, even if it is...

  2. May 19, 2014

    Jean-Claude Juncker tries to blaze a European campaign trail

    Even though he already had two wrapped around his neck, Jean-Claude Juncker was offered a third headset by a hostess so he...

  3. April 25, 2014

    Figeac vintages

    It was difficult to think of a wine estate on the right bank of Bordeaux, with its famous twin appellations of Pomerol and...

  4. March 23, 2014

    Loan terms eased in search for yield

    Ceva Santé Animale, a veterinary drug producer based in France’s Saint-Émilion wine region, is tapping into increasingly...

  5. March 21, 2014

    EU and China strike deal to end wine wars

    Bordeaux lovers from Beijing to Chongqing can all breathe a sigh of oenophilic relief: the EU and China have called an end...

  6. February 16, 2014

    French opposition battles Hollande, the far right and itself

    Alain Juppé, former prime minister and one of France’s most senior centre-right politicians, has half an eye on running for...

  7. February 14, 2014

    Obituary: Jean-Paul Gardère, winemaker, 1920-2014

    “If Latour had not fallen so low, the British would never have had the chance to buy it.” This was the typically...

  8. February 7, 2014

    Best value bordeaux 2010

    A few weeks ago, when discussion of sexual relations in the UK workplace reached fever pitch (thanks in part to the Lord...

  9. January 29, 2014

    China overtakes France as biggest consumer of red wine

    China has become the world’s biggest market for red wine consumption for the first time, overtaking France and Italy where...

  10. January 17, 2014

    Burgundy 2012 wines

    If you cut through one of Nicolas Potel’s veins, it would probably bleed red burgundy. His father, Gérard, died young, in...

  11. January 3, 2014

    Northern Rhone 2012 wines

    The northern Rhône has a claim to being the world’s most travelled wine region. Admittedly, not many people have clambered...

  12. December 22, 2013

    Burgundy and Italy uncork their potential in fine wine market

    Wines from Burgundy and Italy are taking an increasing share of the fine wine market as connoisseurs look for value outside...

  13. December 22, 2013

    France steps up search for missing Chinese hotelier Lam Kok

    French authorities stepped up their search on Sunday for a Chinese hotel magnate and a French businessman who went missing...

  14. December 21, 2013

    Chinese hotelier Lam Kok feared dead in French helicopter crash

    BORDEAUX, France, Dec 21 – A Chinese hotel magnate and a French wine entrepreneur were feared dead with two others on...

  15. beyondbrics

    November 29, 2013

    Hungary: bumper harvest boost for struggling Tokaj vintners

    While winemakers in a number of western Europe appellations – most particular Bordeaux – are complaining of poor grape...

  16. November 18, 2013

    Tips for investing in fine wine

    Over the past three years more than 50 wine investment companies have collapsed, costing investors thousands, while the...

  17. November 15, 2013

    Bordeaux 2003 first growths

    Longstanding FT readers will remember the noble tradition instituted by my predecessor, Edmund Penning-Rowsell: an annual...

  18. November 15, 2013

    The ’73 bordeaux: agreeable wines

    Nineteen-seventy-three was a “might-have-been” vintage. After a good, early flowering it was clear that the vintage was...

  19. November 8, 2013

    New York’s faddish wine community

    One of many pleasures of a visit to New York is dipping into the wine scene there and comparing it to its counterpart in...

  20. October 20, 2013

    Business school profile: Kedge

    The Provençal city of Marseille in the south of France is home to one of the four campuses of Kedge Business School. With...

  21. September 27, 2013

    Rare treasures

    Nine years ago I interviewed the Englishman at the head of AXA Millésimes, the wine division of the French insurance group....

  22. FT Photo Diary

    September 24, 2013

    French socialists meet

    Nicolas Tucat/AFP Michel Sapin, France’s socialist parliamentary Labour minister, and Arnaud Montebourg, minister for...

  23. September 20, 2013

    China’s finest wines

    One of the more potent symbols of the westernisation of China has been the extent to which the Chinese have taken to wine....

  24. September 1, 2013

    Austerity measures force a change of tactics for French schools

    After les grandes vacances, many business school directors and deans in France are returning to their desks this week with...

  25. August 23, 2013

    Snapshot: From the Vollard Suite by Pablo Picasso, 1934

    Beneath a star-studded sky, a blind, stumbling minotaur is led by a girl carrying a dove. Behind them, two fishermen haul...

  26. August 23, 2013

    Golden grapes

    Napa: the simple, euphonious, universally pronounceable name makes a happy start. Vines, since they were first rooted in the...

  27. August 18, 2013

    French vineyard sales leave bitter taste amid laundering fears

    French anti-money laundering authorities have raised the alarm over recent acquisitions of vineyards by Russian and Chinese...

  28. August 16, 2013

    Andrew Jefford: revolutionary reds

    Austria is in the middle of a red revolution, although one could argue that it has been a long time coming. It was in 1918...

  29. June 7, 2013

    China v European wine: aux armes!

    The hardy citizens of Europe made it through the banana wars. They even survived the bra wars – against China, no less....

  30. The World

    June 5, 2013

    Seven things to know about China's taste for wine

    Sampling wine at a Shanghai wine fair (AFP) As the China-EU solar dispute deepens, oddly enough, wine has been brought into...

  31. FT Data

    June 5, 2013

    What's driving China's wine war threat?

    China has declared war on European wine producers, in an apparent tit-for-tat spat about solar panel tariffs. The move is a...

  32. June 5, 2013

    China takes aim at France with EU wine export probe

    Less than 24 hours after the EU said it would impose punitive tariffs on Chinese solar panels that Brussels believes are...

  33. May 24, 2013

    Austerity whites

    Only once have I been criticised for the subject matter of my columns on this page. Some years ago a member of the...

  34. FT Alphaville

    May 9, 2013

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Thursday, - The most important economic story that people aren’t paying attention to. - Don’t take his advice....

  35. The World

    May 1, 2013

    Restocking the Elysée's wine cellar

    (Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty) About ten years ago I visited Chateau Margaux in Bordeaux. Paul Pontallier, the chief...

  36. April 30, 2013

    Elysée Palace to auction 10th of wine cellar

    It is a delicate question when the state is having to count every centime. How does a socialist president replenish the...

  37. April 19, 2013

    Inquiry probes Sarkozy Libya cash claims

    Paris prosecutors are investigating claims that Libya’s Muammer Gaddafi helped fund Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 French...

  38. March 15, 2013

    ‘Mortal’ Tang cannot finish his Burgundy

    Henry Tang, the politician whose campaign to become Hong Kong chief executive was derailed by revelations of a wine cellar...

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