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    1. FT Photo Diary

      May 26, 2016

      Protestors clash

      Security forces clash with demonstrators during a protest called by seven labour unions and students against the labour...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      May 19, 2016

      A colourful protest

      French riot police officers stand guard after receiving some paint on their uniform, during a demonstration to protest...

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    1. FT Wine

      After several years of disappointing prices, experts are wondering if Bordeaux could b...
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      Many countries in central and eastern Europe want to shift their economies towards inn...
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    1. May 17, 2016

      Ailing French economy needs Alain Juppé’s radical plan

      The best distressed investments are made by leaders with a compelling vision for the future and the ability to set...

    2. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      ICAP announces new post-merger name

      The ebbulient chief of broker ICAP Michael Spencer offered a case of fine Bordeaux wine to whoever suggested the best...

    3. April 25, 2016

      Critic Neal Martin named as successor to influential wine guru

      Bordeaux winemakers are growing “very jittery” in the run-up to the Britain’s referendum on membership of the EU,...

    4. April 22, 2016

      Bordeaux is back

      For the first time in five years, the Bordelais have, in the 2015 vintage, something worth making a fuss about. It is...

    5. April 8, 2016

      Bordeaux on the brink

      Recent Gatwick-Bordeaux flights will have been carrying an additional burden. It is fair to assume that every one of...

    6. February 26, 2016

      Blue Nun and other stories

      Who other than Peter M F Sichel, the 93-year-old New York grandee, could subtitle their autobiography Vintner,...

    7. February 5, 2016

      What’s in a wine appellation?

      One of the most admired producers of rioja, Artadi, recently announced that it would no longer be calling its wines...

    8. January 8, 2016

      Deal talks put Orange networker’s charisma to the test

      In a sector where egos are big and the main protagonists dislike each other with a passion, Stéphane Richard is, in one...

    9. November 21, 2015

      Bordeaux investors should not hurry to buy

      What lies ahead for Bordeaux futures? Ask any British wine merchant and they will say they are disappointed with the...

    10. November 21, 2015

      Does the love affair with Italian fine wine have a future?

      Wine investment appears to be back in the minds of high-end consumers, but they have been turning away from France in...

    11. November 20, 2015

      New model Pomerol

      It is one of the tenets of French wine lore that geography is all. The burgundies grown on the Côte d’Or are certainly...

    12. November 11, 2015

      Review: ‘Thirsty Dragon’, by Suzanne Mustacich

      There is a general rule these days when it comes to books about China — if it has “dragon” in the title it is probably...

    13. November 6, 2015

      Mind the culture gap

      “The question is not if a Chinese investor will acquire a classified growth, but when.” This prediction about...

    14. November 5, 2015

      Car clubs make inroads across London

      It runs electric car clubs in cities from Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux to Indianapolis — and is even running trials in the...

    15. October 23, 2015

      French coach crash leaves at least 42 dead and several wounded

      A collision between a bus and a truck in southwestern France has left at least 42 people dead and several wounded in...

    16. August 21, 2015

      ‘I’m a fake-wine detective’

      What I do is visual. Tasting is highly subjective — particularly in older wines, where there is more variation from one...

    17. July 10, 2015

      Online wine trading moves into the Uber era

      The growing trend of peer-to-peer online trading, exemplified by the Uber ride-sharing app, has spread to online wine...

    18. July 10, 2015

      Sour Bordeaux wine market sweetens as exports grow

      Bordeaux prices are picking up as demand for the French region’s best-known wines is rising — driven by a limited...

    19. July 10, 2015

      Bordeaux’s keeps blue-chip reputation remains despite increased competition

      Bordeaux is still the blue-chip of wine investing, despite the improvement in quality from competitiors around the...

    20. July 10, 2015

      Vineyard dreams could turn to vinegar without a detailed plan

      Less than a month ago, Frank and Glenda Kalyk were living in their native Sydney thinking about how to spend their...

    21. July 10, 2015

      China could be an even bigger wine market now boom is over

      The Chinese government probably had several intentions when it announced the start of what would turn out to be a Y4tr...

    22. July 10, 2015

      Bordeaux’s oldest estate Pape Clément makes a comeback

      Château Pape Clément could be Bordeaux’s greatest comeback. This historic estate in the Graves region experienced what...

    23. July 10, 2015

      Philippe Sereys de Rothschild takes over the family business

      The first Baron Philippe was a charismatic playboy-poet who landed in France as part of the D-Day landings, raced...

    24. July 10, 2015

      Will a seriously promising Bordeaux vintage justify high prices?

      If you’ve been writing about Bordeaux for nearly 40 years, as I have, you cannot help but be struck by the cyclical...

    25. June 21, 2015

      Catamaran race series organisers announce shift to foiling craft

      A sea change in world-class match sailing was confirmed on Friday when organisers of the Extreme 40 catamaran racing...

    26. FT Alphaville

      June 18, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - Barney Frank joins a bank board. - An FOMC recap. - And some important observations about...

    27. June 5, 2015

      Poland’s young entrepreneurs fight for funding

      In the old Jablkowski Brothers building in central Warsaw, a gracious early modernist department store now transformed...

    28. March 27, 2015

      Lucky ‘07 wines

      For two or three years now, my vintage of choice from a restaurant wine list whose prices are not too rapacious has...

    29. The World

      March 16, 2015

      When footballers become a political football

      When Zlatan Ibrahimovic was caught on camera calling France a “shitty country” as he ranted against a match official...

    30. February 19, 2015

      Bonhams auction signals signs of recovery for fine wines

      While 1945 is remembered for the end of the second world war, it has another, special significance for wine...

    31. February 13, 2015

      2005 red bordeaux

      It’s not often that tasting 70 powerful red wines energises me but the recent showing of 2005 red bordeaux 10 years on,...

    32. January 20, 2015

      Britons set to spend more on wine than the French

      British wine lovers are set to outspend their French counterparts as they develop a taste for more expensive bottles....

    33. November 30, 2014

      Business students’ growing appetite for food and wine courses

      Ever since the global crisis, when careers in the financial sector lost some of their allure, business students have...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      November 24, 2014

      Skating finals Bordeaux

      Regis Duvignau/Reuters Julia Lipnitskaia, of Russia, performs during the gala exhibition at the ISU Bompard Trophy...

    35. November 15, 2014

      Late bloom comes to Lynch-Bages, the belle of Bordeaux

      Château Lynch-Bages is arguably the greatest success story Bordeaux has seen since the second world war. Once a...

    36. November 15, 2014

      Wine funds look to Italy for tasty returns

      While interest in Italian wines is on the rise throughout the world, investing in them – either individually at auction...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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