Wine Terroirs - Wines, tastings and vineyards in France.

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Christophe Foucher (Loire)

December 7, 2016 - 3:08pm
Christophe Foucher in his cellar Couffy, Touraine (Loire) It's always a pleasure to meet Christophe Foucher, and we regularly see each other, albeit briefly, on the saturday market in the beautiful town of Saint Aignan when I/we spend a weekend... Foteyes

Pressing Côt at André Fouassier (Loire)

November 27, 2016 - 3:43pm
Forking the whole-clustered grapes Lye, Touraine (Loire) The other day (last weekend of october) I visted André Fouassier to see what he was doing at this time of the year, he had just finished to press a load of whole-clustered... Foteyes

Nicolas Vauthier (Burgundy)

November 20, 2016 - 11:48am
Nicolas Vauthier with Juliette (who is from Quebec) Avallon, Burgundy There are small wine regions in northern Burgundy which are still largely under the radar compared to their famous brethren beginning with Chablis almost next door, places like Irancy, Epineuil... Foteyes

Damien Menut (Loire)

November 6, 2016 - 10:04am
Damien Menut sorting his Cabernet Thésée, Touraine (Loire) I was enjoying a nice weekend along the Cher river when I stumbled upon an old 2CV Citroën fourgonnette that looked familiar to me in the main street of Saint Aignan on... Foteyes

Yerevan wine bar : In Vino

November 1, 2016 - 8:56am
The terrace of In Vino Yerevan has had a few more wine venues lately, a hint that wine is getting a growing interest among the middle class in the city. Of course, wine is certainly still a luxury product in... Foteyes

Areni Wine Festival (Armenia)

October 28, 2016 - 9:52am
Young Armenian girls in traditional attire Areni, Vayots-Dzor province When I got noticed that I was invited for a press trip to Armenia a couple months ago, the fact that we were supposed to take part to the yearly wine... Foteyes

ArmAs Estate (Armenia)

October 19, 2016 - 9:40am
Sun goes down on the vineyards Aruch-Nor, Amanos Rd, Aragatsotn region (Armenia) ArmAs Estate is a brand new winery built in a formerly dry and arid land by Armenian-Americans who came from California (Glendale as you can guess) to participate... Foteyes

Voskevaz winery (Armenia)

October 16, 2016 - 3:20pm
Voskevaz' winemaker Alexey Sapsay Voskevaz, Aragatsotn region Voskevaz is foremost the name of a village in this wine region north west of Yerevan, the mame means something like "golden bunch" [of grapes] which hints at the deep roots of viticulture... Foteyes

Armenia Wine Factory

October 14, 2016 - 1:14pm
A vat room Sasunik, Aragatsotn region (Armenia) Just one kilometer or two from the Van Ardi winery you can find along the same side road a very large and modern winery, "Armenia Wine Factory", its name hints at the huge... Foteyes

Van Ardi winery (Armenia)

October 10, 2016 - 1:45pm
Varuzhan Mouradian with daughter Nane (pictured at Areni wine festival) Sasounik, Aragatsotn region Armenia, a small former soviet republic with today a 3-million population, has been going through a rapid change in its winemaking culture during the last couple of... Foteyes

The Haquet sisters, pioneers of natural wine

October 4, 2016 - 2:43pm
The Hacquet sisters in the 30s' Beaulieu-sur-Layon, Anjou (Loire) This is quite an incredible story about two sisters, Anne, Françoise who are living in an old farm on the outskirts of Beaulieu-sur-Layon south of angers. The two sisters with their... Foteyes

Adrien De Mello (Loire)

September 27, 2016 - 5:57am
Adrien de Mello in his vatroom Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné, Anjou (Loire) First vintage of the Domaine de la Petite Soeur Adrien de Mello learnt to make wine very far from Anjou, he started making wine in Quebec in 2003, a domaine located... Foteyes

Emily Dilling, American brewer in the Loire

September 20, 2016 - 1:00pm
Emily with her craft beer Pouillé sur Cher, Touraine (Loire) For us town people who come to the Loire mostly on weekends, there's a bit of jealousy when we watch fellow Parisians make the big step and leave the big... Foteyes

Les Vignes de Babass (Loire)

September 18, 2016 - 2:29pm
Babass with friends in his chai Beaulieu sur layon, Anjou (Loire) Sébastien Dervieux, better known in the vinous circles under his surname Babass is a key player in the artisan-wine milieu, and you may know that Anjou is certainly with... Foteyes

Leclerc-Briant (Champagne)

September 14, 2016 - 10:29am
Frederic Zeimett, general manager at Leclerc-Briant Epernay, Marne valley (Champagne) The Rebirth of an iconic Maison de Champagne The Maison Leclerc-Briant has roots going as far as 1872 when Lucien Leclerc founded his business in the village of Cumières, even... Foteyes

Andrea Calek (Rhone)

September 5, 2016 - 2:15pm
Valvignères/Alba, Ardèche Uninterventionist wine means you don't do anything and just wait, and Andrea Calek isn't shy of saying he is lazy, that's why the wines are good. The good thing with him is that you won't have the expected... Foteyes

Blois wine bar : les 400 Coups

August 28, 2016 - 1:15am
Jeremy pouring a carafed red to customers Blois, Loire valley Wine bars & restaurants entirely focused of natural wines have almost become mainstream in Paris today, and even conventional and established venues can’t eschew having a selection of these wines... Foteyes

Kevin Henry (Loire)

August 22, 2016 - 11:37pm
Kevin and Roxane Ouchamps, Sologne (Loire) I met Kevin Henry a few years ago at at Olivier Lemasson (les Vins Contés), a bustling domaine in the Loire doing sulfur-free wines, a winery which is a perfect example of the easy-going... Foteyes