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Bottling wine in milk bottles

July 22, 2014 - 2:25pm
Jérôme & Louise on the Canal Saint-Martin Looking for smoother pours in Paris summers Forget the cork, the crown cap and other sophisticated closures not really suited for swift home use : let's reintroduce the milk bottle, a good way... Bertrand Celce

Mikaël Bouges, Touraine (Loire)

July 16, 2014 - 6:04am
Mickaël Bouges in his open chai Faverolles-sur-Cher, Touraine (Loire) Mikaël Bouges is a winegrower with 4 generations behind him in the winegrowing trade along the Cher river in the Loire. He founded his own winery in 2005 after working with... Bertrand Celce

Mito Inoue, Auvergne (Loire)

July 9, 2014 - 7:12am
Mito Inoue on her terraced Pinot Blanc Champeix, Auvergne (Loire - pink patch on bottom-right of the map) I had heard for a while and on a few occasions that a young Japanese woman was making wine in the remote... Bertrand Celce

L'Arbre Blanc, Auvergne (Loire)

July 1, 2014 - 1:43pm
Caroline and Fred Gounan in the chai Saint Sandoux, Auvergne The Vignoble de l'Arbre Blanc is another of these small-size wineries that make the otherwise-little-known Auvergne shine on the map as a wine region. Frédéric Gounan works on a small... Bertrand Celce

Tőkések : the artisan winemakers of Matra

June 26, 2014 - 1:08am
Tokesek : Bálint Losonci, Tamás Szecskő and Gábor Karner Gyöngyöspata and Szücsi (Matra, Hungary) Tőkések is the name of a micro group of artisan-minded winemakers based in the region of Matra, Hungary, precisely in the villages of Gyöngyöspata and Szücsi.... Bertrand Celce

Bálint Losonci (Matra, Hungary)

June 18, 2014 - 9:45am
Bálint Losonci Gyöngyöspata, Matra foothills (Hungary) When you think to Hungarian wines, the region of the Matra mountains north of Budapest is not the first wine region you think about, but until not so long ago it was an active... Bertrand Celce

Főzdefeszt, Budapest's craft-beer festival

June 16, 2014 - 1:36am
The beer crowd along the Danube Budapest, Hungary The timing of this trip to Budapest wasn't planned for this event but I guess that either I have a good luck or some angel has been quietly planning my path without... Bertrand Celce

Anonymous wine scenes in France (3)

June 9, 2014 - 11:23pm
Joyous group in an ordinary bar (estimated year 1958) Here is another chapter of the series with anonymous wine scenes in France, I started this thing as a one-of-its-kind and with pictures keeping popping up at me in the brocantes... Bertrand Celce

Wine News (58)

June 1, 2014 - 12:27am
Two great 1969 wines I bought recently a bunch of old bottles of wines, using the popular classifieds website Le Bon Coin, where you can find anything in France, from your car to your house. You first choose the region... Bertrand Celce

Salon Rue89 (2nd edition)

May 28, 2014 - 12:44am
The crowd at the Salon Rue89 La Bellevilloise, Paris 20th arrondissement This is a story about a young tasting event (the first edition was last year) which is already attended by large crowds. You may notice in these few pictures... Bertrand Celce

Les Maisons Brûlées, Touraine (Loire)

May 25, 2014 - 12:26pm
Paul & Corinne Gillet Pouillé, Touraine (Loire) The well-known domaine des Maisons Brûlées which is located on the southern bank of the Cher river near Saint-Aignan has changed hands, Michel & Béatrice Augé having sold the wine farm to retire... Bertrand Celce

Le Rouge & Le Blanc : 30 Years

May 20, 2014 - 7:22am
Busy crowd in one of the rooms Paris 11th arrondissement This was recently the 30th anniversary of a discreet but influential wine magazine named Le Rouge et le Blanc, and to mark the occasion on a festive note, the people... Bertrand Celce

Tending Menu Pineau in the Loire (Touraine)

May 16, 2014 - 3:21am
Christophe Foucher in his Menu Pineau Couffy, Touraine (Loire) There are grape varieties for which I have tenderness, like the Pineau d'Aunis or the Menu Pineau for example; these varieties that had well adapted to the Loire climate and terroirs... Bertrand Celce

Wine News (57)

May 8, 2014 - 3:17am
A delicious vin de pays from 2001 The other day we opened a rare bottle, a Trevallon 2001 that B. had bought at the wine farm when we visited back in 2004. I had stopped short of buying one myself... Bertrand Celce

Nossiter's Natural Resistance : screening in Paris

April 30, 2014 - 6:44am
Jonathan Nossiter's new film Paris, Porte des Lilas (20th arrondissement) Beautiful photography, shaky camera, dogs playing around and captivating interviews : Jonathan Nossiter is back with another documentary about wine and winegrowers : Natural Resistance. The Paris avant-première took place... Bertrand Celce

A few wines from eastern Loire

April 26, 2014 - 9:37am
Winegrowers from the Forez, Auvergne, Saint-Pourçain and Côte Roannaise Paris, 11th arrondissement I went to a wine tasting event named Ici Commence la Loire some time ago (check the participating domaines on the linked Pdf). This was a few weeks... Bertrand Celce

Praising the benefits of wine corrections in the 19th century

April 24, 2014 - 10:41am
Early lab tools I read recently an captivating essay by Kevin Goldberg on Lars Carlberg's Mosel Wine website, it was on a little-known aspect of the struggle between partisans of non-interventionist winemaking (call it natural) and additives-enhanced winemaking (call it... Bertrand Celce

Beaujoloise 2006

April 19, 2014 - 6:31am
With Typepad under DDoS attack for 5 days, WineTerroirs has been down for a while, be patient The courtyard of Domaine Lapierre in march 2006 A bit of visual wine history I couldn't attend La Beaujoloise in mid april but... Bertrand Celce

Domaine Pattes Loup (Chablis, Burgundy)

April 16, 2014 - 2:37pm
Thomas Pico on Chablis Beauregard 1er Cru Courgis, (Chablis, Burgundy) Thomas Pico started working on 2,5 hectares in 2005 and 2006 in the vicinity of Courgis on the edge of the Chablis Appellation, an area with maybe more woods and... Bertrand Celce

Tokyo wine bars : Ahiru Store

April 7, 2014 - 1:25pm
Crowded counter at Ahiru Store (Teruhiko... Bertrand Celce