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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

La Bergerie d'Aquino (Provence)

August 17, 2015 - 8:40am
The rebuilt bastide (farm) in the center of the domaine Tourves, Var (Provence) It is important to remember that Provence is foremost a country of rosé wines, and this is not the region we think first when looking for a... Foteyes

Reynald Héaulé (Loire)

August 10, 2015 - 8:33am
Reynald Héaulé in his cellar Clery-Saint-André, Loire At a short distance from Orléans along the Loire there is a discreet wine region which few people know, it's not Cheverny or Anjou, but the Orléanais. A century ago or more it... Foteyes

Natural sparkling [Pet'Nat] wine fair

August 3, 2015 - 1:34am
A corner of the multi-cellar tasting event Montrichard (Loire) From what I know there's no other natural-sparkling fair around, which makes the event unique. The festive and healthy bubbly has gained popularity these last years although it usually can't brag... Foteyes

Beware of whisky

July 29, 2015 - 5:54am
Forced by Chester to resume her usual life, Ketty gets courage by pouring herself whisky... Light summer photo [novel] story... I found this Western photo-novel some time ago in a street flea market, it was published in 1968 by Star... Foteyes

Sébastien Bobinet (Loire)

July 8, 2015 - 8:37am
Emeline in the deep cellar Saumur, Loire The Domaine Bobinet was founded a dozen years ago by Sébastien Bobinet, a native from Saumur with a long lineage of growers behind his grandfather. He took over in 2002 the small vineyard... Foteyes

Fine wines price list in 1951

July 1, 2015 - 12:21am
Prices we'd dream to have today How much French fine wines were costing not so long ago Here is a photo (or scan-) story following a good pick on a street flea market in Paris. This is a 1951 catalog... Foteyes

François Chidaine (Loire)

June 24, 2015 - 3:13am
François Chidaine in one of his cellars Montlouis-Husseau, east of Tours (Loire) François Chidaine is the vigneron in Montlouis who did a lot along several decades to get the Montlouis appellation out of oblivion. He now farms 40 hectares split... Foteyes

50 Shades of brown (to yellow)

June 18, 2015 - 6:03am
Contrasting colors Walking along the vineyards of mainstream, commercial estates I had the idea to make this visual story when driving through the Bordeaux region a couple months ago : I didn't take pictures there alas outside of my visits,... Foteyes

Yoshio Ito, wine importer

June 13, 2015 - 6:04am
Mr Ito at Yuzu (Paris) Paris We all know that Japan was the first buyer of natural wine historically, and this was at a pivotal time when there were just a few domaines making totally uncorrected wines from organic vineyards... Foteyes

Real wines for less than 10 € in Paris

June 10, 2015 - 6:26am
Tasting of wines under 10 € Bd Haussmann, Paris The Caves Augé, the respectable caviste and almost institution for its wine portfolio, has staged an unusual tasting event last saturday, with the theme "Boire Bon n'est pas un Luxe", meaning... Foteyes

Rue89, the natural-wine fair

June 5, 2015 - 1:08am
Marion Pescheux (Muscadet) La Bellevilloise, Paris 20th arrondissement I managed to go to the Salon Rue89 in early may, this is now an established natural wine fair in Paris (this was the 3rd year) where you can also buy these... Foteyes

Wine News (63)

June 3, 2015 - 4:14am
Some pictures speak by themselves Could be anywhere in France (and elsewhere) Some pictures speak by themselves indeed, I could almost post this one without further comment, but I'll indulge in a couple of ones. I shot this picture a... Foteyes

Domaine Bernard Baudry (Chinon)

May 28, 2015 - 3:17am
Matthieu & Bernard Baudry in one of the cellars Cravant-les-Coteaux (Chinon, Loire) Domaine Bernard Baudry is today symbolic of quality and hard work for the Chinon wines. Chinon, apart from its beautiful Chateau (pic on right) and for being the... Foteyes

Last vintage at Clos Roche Blanche (Loire)

May 20, 2015 - 11:59pm
Didier pouring a bottle from long before Clos Roche Blanche (pinot gris 1953) Mareuil, Touraine (Loire) You may know this by now, but Clos Roche Blanche will close its doors this year, as Didier Barrouillet and Catherine Roussel are retiring... Foteyes

A visit at the Puzelats (Loire)

May 18, 2015 - 10:53am
Jean-Marie & Thierry Puzelat Les Montils, Touraine (Loire) Each time I visit the Puzelats south of the Loire river near Blois I feel like being so well received in spite of their busy schedule : here are people who are... Foteyes

Alice & Olivier De Moor, spring visit

May 15, 2015 - 1:02am
Olivier de Moor in the vaulted cellar Courgis, Chablis (Burgundy) Here is story on a short visit we made at Alice & Olivier De Moor, this was earlier in april and Olivier was kind enough to give a bit of... Foteyes

Peggy & Jean-Pascal Buronfosse (Jura)

May 13, 2015 - 6:16am
Peggy Buronfosse in the cask cellar Rotalier (Jura) The 4,5-hectare domaine Buronfosse is located in a quiet hamlet sitting along the Jura foothills south of Lons-le-Saulnier. Jura is a region which managed to remain very authentic and true, and this... Foteyes