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    1. October 17, 2014

      Crossroads for Côte d’Or

      Roland Lavantureux runs a small domaine in Chablis, not just growing his family’s Chardonnay grapes but also bottling their...

    2. October 16, 2014

      Unibail-Rodamco sheds €850m of French malls

      Europe’s largest publicly listed property company, Unibail-Rodamco, has sold an €850m portfolio of shopping centres to Dutch...

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      The shift in global economic power towards Asia is introducing new tastes into the fin...
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    1. September 12, 2014

      Baroness Philippine de Rothschild

      On the first day of September, I drove up the Médoc from Bordeaux, the city of wine. I saw many a wine tourist on this...

    2. August 24, 2014

      Doyenne of wine dynasty Philippine de Rothschild dies in Paris

      Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, head of the Rothschild family wine dynasty and a leading figure in France’s and the...

    3. August 15, 2014

      Buzz over Bordeaux: property prices rise in transformed port city

      There was a time when Bordeaux – the biggest urban centre in southwest France – was a place people outside the wine business...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. November 15, 2013

      Bordeaux 2003 first growths

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

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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....

    27. 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...

    28. 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....

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. August 23, 2013

      Golden grapes

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

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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....

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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