85% of Champagne land belongs to 15,000 small estates. The big houses own just 10-15% of the overall vines in the region.
Bordeaux vineyards are now 95% weedkiller free & use of insecticides 76% reduced since 2007.
Bordeaux saw 5.8 million visitors in 2014, and over half of them visited a wine estate.
A bottle of Bouchard Chambertin 1865 was sold through Christies HK this weekend €35,219, apparently becoming most expensive Burgundy sold.