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François Saint-Lô (Loire)

December 2, 2018 - 3:09am
François Saint-Lô in his cellar Berrie, Vienne (Loire) I think that François Saint-Lô was discovered at the Dive in 2013 (see the list of vignerons here), from what I heard he just popped up out of nowhere and people were... Foteyes

Vin Primeur 2018 at Caves Augé

November 28, 2018 - 1:15am
Alex Foillard filling bottles Caves Augé, Paris Another Primeur and Beaujolais-Nouveau day in Paris, this time I just had time to really go the the usual bottling-tasting of Nouveau at Caves Augé in Paris before going to work. The iconic... Foteyes

Anne Paillet (Pic-Saint-Loup/Loire)

November 18, 2018 - 1:57pm
Anne Paillet with Gregory Leclerc Chargé, Indre-et-Loire (Loire) There are winemakers who make a difference when there's a gathering of winemakers for a tasting event or a wine fair, the mood will be more eccentric and the vibe wilder if... Foteyes

Jérôme Lambert (Loire)

November 3, 2018 - 8:06am
Jérôme Lambert in this chai Champs-sur-Layon, Anjou (Loire) We're here in Anjou south of Angers, another hot area for natural wine. Jérome Lambert was a salesman in his former life and he began spending time in the vineyards and make... Foteyes

Les Jardins de Theseiis (Loire)

October 24, 2018 - 3:42am
Anouk and Paul-André Thésée, Touraine (Loire) Here we are again along the Cher river, in an area of the Loir-et-Cher département with a vibrant (and growing) community of artisan growers and winemakers, and in 2018 this was the debut for... Foteyes

Lisanne van Son & Benjamin Serer (Loire)

October 18, 2018 - 2:54am
Lisanne Van Son and Benjamin Serer in Noizay Noizay, Loire On of the last times I met Lisanne was when she was working in Montlouis at the wine bar of Lise & Bertrand Jousset (scroll down to the 4th picture... Foteyes

Major Levente, Matra (Hungary)

October 11, 2018 - 1:25am
Levente in his cellar Abasár, Matra (Hungary) Levente (given names follow the family names in Hungary) is part of a vibrant group of young winemakers who give a new impetus to the small wine region of Matra, a hilly area... Foteyes

Christian & Nadia Charmasson (Rhone)

September 27, 2018 - 1:39am
Christian & Nadia Charmasson Tavel, Rhone valley Nadia and Christian Charmasson at Balazu des Vaussières are making wine in Tavel in the southern Rhône but don't look for the Tavel wines found in the supermarkets for analogy because they work... Foteyes

Ordinaire, Oakland (California)

September 12, 2018 - 4:12am
Vibrant crowd in the afternoon Oakland, California Last but not the least of my U.S. stories - While located in Oakland on the other side of the Oakland-Bay Bridge, Ordinaire can be considered as one of the prominent wine bars/shops... Foteyes

Absentee Winery, Point Reyes, CA

September 8, 2018 - 1:41am
Avi Deixler with an intriguing bubbly Point Reyes, California Avi Deixler who started Absentee in 2016 is a rising star in the world of artisan wines made without additives and intervention. After living in Marin County in his youth he... Foteyes

Martha Stoumen, California

August 31, 2018 - 9:46am
Martha Stoumen at Venturi vineyards Ukiah, California Martha Stoumen started her winery relatively recently in 2014 after initially studying Geography and Environmental matters in UCLA with Professor Judith Carney and she pursued her Italian heritage by travelling there, doing apprenticeship... Foteyes

Ceritas (California)

August 29, 2018 - 9:19am
Phoebe Bass & John Raytek Healdsburg, California Ceritas is a Sonoma winery that is around since 2005, it is managed by John Raytek and his wife Phoebe Bass, both make wine in their facility in Healdsburg from contracted grapes, all... Foteyes

Hiyu Wine Farm (Oregon)

August 19, 2018 - 9:28am
China Tresemer & Nate Ready Hood River, Oregon Nate and China started Hiyu Wine Farm after buying a property, Pheasant Valley Winery near Hood River east of Portland and south of the Columbia river. There was a small vineyard surface... Foteyes