Sales of French Beaujolais Nouveau begin in Japan

Business Nov 21, 2019

Sales of French Beaujolais Nouveau begin in Japan

This year's Beaujolais Nouveau wine, produced in the Bourgogne region of France, went on sale in Japan on Thursday. While the excitement surrounding the release has subsided in recent years compared with the bubble economy era in the late 1980s, the start of sales of ...

Spring frosts, hail and heat wave put dent in French wine output

World Aug 27, 2019

Spring frosts, hail and heat wave put dent in French wine output

French wine production will fall 12 percent this year after vines were damaged by spring frosts, drought and hail, but quality will remain generally good, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday. In its second estimate for 2019, the ministry forecast production of 43.4 million hectolitres, ...

World-class white wines in the shadow of Mount Fuji

Food & Drink Jul 29, 2019

World-class white wines in the shadow of Mount Fuji

by Elin Mccoy

Inside a 19th century silk merchant's house in Katsunuma, Yamanashi Prefecture, the three Aruga brothers are pouring several white wines in their timbered tasting room. All are made at their Katsunuma Jyozo Winery Co. under the Aruga Branca label from Japan's unique grape variety, ...

Bordeaux winemakers cheer heat wave: 'It's magic!'

Business Jun 27, 2019

Bordeaux winemakers cheer heat wave: 'It's magic!'

The heat wave that is roasting parts of Europe is more than welcome in the French region of Bordeaux, where wine producers say a sudden intense burst of sun after a wet spring could produce a superior vintage. "Two of three days of heat wave ...