Wine Terroirs - Wines, tastings and vineyards in France.

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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

Julien Prevel (Montlouis, Loire)

August 10, 2016 - 2:41pm
Julien Prevel outside his chai & cellar Montlouis, Loire valley Welcome to Chenin country. Montlouis is a small town overlooking the Loire river atop a hill, on high enough ground so as to be safe from the regular overflowing of... Foteyes

László Alkonyi, Tokaj (Hungary)

July 27, 2016 - 11:56pm
Laszlo Alkonyi in one of his vineyards Tállya, Tokaj (Hungary) You may not familiar with the name of Tallya but this village at a short distance from Tokaj has even deeper roots in the wine history of the region, and... Foteyes

Judit & József Bodó, Tokaj (Hungary)

July 22, 2016 - 12:52am
Judit Bodó in her cask cellar Tokaj, Tokaj wine region (Hungary) The Tokaj region may be felt like an established wine region from abroad due to its documented tradition in the past centuries but oddly it's also a very dynamic... Foteyes

Champagne in the early 20th century

July 17, 2016 - 10:20am
I found recently this great document showing in detail how Champagne was made in the early 20th century. This issue of Le Monde et la Science subscription magazine (it was to be an Encyclopedia at the end when you collected... Foteyes

50 shades of brown/yellow (Sequitur)

July 4, 2016 - 10:35am
What a compelling invitation to buy their wine.... A year ago I started a serie about the visual impact of herbicide sprays when you visit the wine regions at the right season. My first herbicide story last year already listed... Foteyes

Nicolas Renard (Loire)

June 26, 2016 - 3:33pm
Nicolas Renard in his facility/cellar in the rock Amboise, Loire valley Nicolas Renard is one of these top vintners who one day vanished and went off the map in spite of their having a cult following for their wines. B.... Foteyes

Jean Pierre Rietsch (Alsace)

June 20, 2016 - 12:18am
Jean Pierre Rietsch in his élevage cellar Mittelbergheim, Alsace Alsace is known to have outstandingly-beautiful villages where its age-old winemaking tradition is found at every step in its architecture, some of these villages like Ribeauvillé have gone a little over... Foteyes

Wine News (67)

June 6, 2016 - 2:10am
Delicious Chénas I was invited earlier this year to a small Beaujolais tasting at the restaurant Elmer in Paris near République in the 3rd arrondissement (Profile in English here). I love small tastings because there's a better chance that I... Foteyes