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Anonymous wine scenes (5)

November 25, 2015 - 2:04pm
Terrace, bottle and glasses (estimated year 1921) Time for a few more vintage scenes involving people sharing a glass of who-knows-what (not always wine but let's be tolerant...). All these anonymous actors may be gone by now and that makes... Foteyes

Biodynamics : Horn manure Prep 500

November 19, 2015 - 10:30am
manure-stuffed horn Thésée, Touraine (Loire) Another important practice of biodynamie is the preparation 500, shortnamed usually as the 500, it involves manure that has spent the winter in cow horns disposed underground on the farms's land. This page by Biodynamie... Foteyes

Paris will always be Paris

November 15, 2015 - 2:07pm
...Despite the deep darkness Her sparkle shall never fade... The reason the islamist thugs targeted the Bataclan : The concert hall was for years in the cross hairs of islamists, pro-Hamas, anti-zionists and BDS brown shirts because it was Jewish... Foteyes

Biodynamics in the vineyard : the 501

November 8, 2015 - 8:36am
Spraying in line Pouillé sur Cher (Touraine, Loire) Biodynamic farming is a growing phenomenon among the organic farmers and growers, we begin ourselves non-farmers to hear about 501 and 500 which we vaguely know are sprayings made on the vineyard... Foteyes

Michel Guignier (Beaujolais)

October 25, 2015 - 4:13pm
Michel Guignier plowing his Moulin-à-Vent Vauxrenard, Beaujolais Michel Guignier is making wine in a remote valley near Vauxrenard, in a farm bordering protected woods and wild life. You drive through a mountain pass near here, it's like you're still in... Foteyes

Marcel Grillet (Beaujolais)

October 21, 2015 - 1:46pm
Marcel Grillet in his Morgon Côte du Py Morgon, Villié-Morgon (Beaujolais) The Domaine de la Bonne Tonne now headed by Marcel & Monique Grillet is a family wine farm that has been growing grapes for 6 generations. Marcel's elders worked... Foteyes

Anthony Thevenet (Beaujolais)

October 18, 2015 - 3:15pm
Anthony Thevenet in his vat room Villié-Morgon, Morgon (Beaujolais) Anthony Thevenet is a young winegrower with deep wine family roots in Villié-Morgon, a small town which is associated with great winemakers like Foillard, Lapierre, Descombes, Breton and Chanudet. Anthony, who... Foteyes

Julie Balagny (Beaujolais)

October 14, 2015 - 12:58am
Julie Balagny on her new parcel of Moulin-à-Vent Romanèche-Thorins, Moulin-à-Vent (Beaujolais) There has been new developments recently for Julie Balagny, the young Paris native who happened to become in a very short time one of the sought-after winemakers of Beaujolais.... Foteyes

Karim Vionnet (Beaujolais)

October 12, 2015 - 1:08pm
Karim Vionnet Morgon, Villié-Morgon (Beaujolais) Karim Vionnet who is born in this hamlet of Morgon started in 2005 as a seasonal worker for winegrowers of the area, then he spent time working at Guy Breton during the vinfications (in addition... Foteyes

Domaine David-Beaupère (Beaujolais)

October 8, 2015 - 2:17am
The family farm Julienas, Beaujolais Given the fame of the Juliénas appellation I would have thought that organic viticulture had a few followers in this northern Beaujolais village, but here is the only family winery based in Julienas that is... Foteyes

Pressing at Yvon Metras (Beaujolais)

October 5, 2015 - 6:09am
Magic juice flowing Fleurie (Beaujolais) This pressing season was certainly comparatively early in 2015 because of a long sunny weather and by the end of september the carbonic macerations were going to the press, at least in the Beaujolais domaines... Foteyes

Wine News (64)

October 2, 2015 - 12:10am
Great wine in non-tech glass Riedel threatening writer Ron Washam for satirical article When I read this story on Jim's blog, then the incriminating satirical piece, I thought I might try to say a few things about the issue. I... Foteyes

Wine party at Paris wine shop

September 21, 2015 - 1:56am
Wine party in the street Rue Daguerre, 14th arrondissement (Paris) This was supposed to be a very rainy day. After weeks of balmy, sunny days, rain had come the previous day over the region, soaking everyone that had gone out... Foteyes

Julien Pineau, Touraine (Loire)

September 14, 2015 - 3:06am
Julien Pineau Mareuil-sur-Cher, Touraine (Loire) Julien Pineau is having his first harvest season on his newly acquired vineyards, and he has been very lucky because this first vintage went through an ideal weather throughout summer and harvest time (you'll hear... Foteyes

Thomas Boutin, Anjou (Loire)

September 8, 2015 - 3:39am
Thomas Boutin in his chai Rochefort-sur-Loire, Anjou (Loire) Thomas Boutin started his domaine in 2008 with a tiny 80-are vineyard of chenin located in Saint Aubin de Luigné but he didn't have his own chai until last august when Christophe... Foteyes

Damien Bureau, Anjou (Loire)

September 3, 2015 - 5:59am
Damien Bureau with Kenji Hodgson Champ-sur-Layon, Anjou (Loire) I met Damien Bureau here and there, tasting his wines on wine fairs, the lastes occurence being at the pet'nat sparkling fair in Montrichard. Anjou is an area where you may find... Foteyes

La Grange aux Belles, Anjou (Loire)

September 2, 2015 - 6:06am
Marc Houtin, founder of the domaine (Chenin on left) Soulaines-sur-Aubance, Anjou (Loire) The Domaine de la Grange aux Belles is one of these fairly recent artisan wineries that make Anjou shine beyond its borders in spite of its humble table-wine... Foteyes

Les Capriades, Touraine (Loire)

August 27, 2015 - 4:36am
Pascal Potaire checking sediment in the bottle neck Faverolles-sur-Cher, Touraine (Loire) The Domaine des Capriades which was founded by Pascal Potaire is particular in the sense that it makes only natural sparkling, its entire production is centered on these bubblies... Foteyes

Bruno Allion (Loire)

August 23, 2015 - 12:35pm
Bruno Allion in a young parcel of Sauvignon (15 years) Thésée, Touraine (Loire) Bruno Allion and his family live in a quiet lane in the village of Thésée with view on the church in the distance. The area on both... Foteyes

A few summer wines

August 20, 2015 - 2:05am
Paul Barn Sylvaner 2013 - 4.12 € Somewhere in Provence Summer is I think a time of the year you're more likely to drop your guard on your purchase rules regarding wines : you stay far from home without good... Foteyes