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Yvon Métras (Beaujolais)

October 15, 2014 - 12:17am
Yvon Metras in his chai Fleurie, Beaujolais Yvon Métras has roots (several-generations deep) in the Beaujolais wine farms and he began to vinify his first wines in the family domaine in 1988 but in the early years he was mostly... Bertrand Celce

Jean-Claude Lapalu (Beaujolais)

October 9, 2014 - 1:50pm
Jean-Claude Lapalu tasting the press juice Saint-Étienne-la-Varenne (Beaujolais) Jean-Claude Lapalu is a Beaujolais vigneron whose parents and grandparents were growers selling their grapes to the local coopérative; he too became a grower in 1982, selling his grapes to the coop... Bertrand Celce

Remi Dufaitre (Beaujolais)

October 2, 2014 - 2:09pm
Laurence & Remi Dufaitre Saint-Etienne-des-Oullières (Beaujolais) Beaujolais is with Anjou (and the Loire at large) the most dynamic French wine region on the artisan-wine scene, and it has probably a lot to do with fact that the few winegrowers who... Bertrand Celce

Harvest end at Derain (Burgundy)

September 25, 2014 - 10:58am
Celebrating the end of the harvest Saint-Aubin (Burgundy The end of harvest is always a special turning point in wineries, a big part of the wine job has been made, I'd even say most of the wine job has been... Bertrand Celce

Wine News (59)

September 15, 2014 - 2:42pm
A very nice still rosé from Champagne We had a few weeks ago this very nice rosé des Riceys, a still rosé from Champagne by a Maison named Champagne Horiot Père & Fils. Very few people know about the still... Bertrand Celce

Fluolite, an insecticide from 1938

September 10, 2014 - 5:45am
For a big harvest, use a bit of Fluolite...[Pdf file of this page] The 1930s', dawn of the insecticides era ? Street flea markets give you the opportunity to put your hand on gems, sometimes it's by pure chance that... Bertrand Celce

Renaud Guettier, Coteaux du Loir (Loire)

September 4, 2014 - 8:42am
Renaud Guettier in one of his cellars Bueil en Touraine, Coteaux du Loir (Loire) Bueil is a charming village on the westernmost side of the Coteaux-du-Loir appellation area, the northernmost wine region in France which is home country for Pineau... Bertrand Celce

Gilles Azzoni, Ardèche (Rhône)

August 27, 2014 - 3:04am
Gilles Azzoni Saint Maurice d'Ibie, Ardèche (Rhone) Gilles Azzoni's domaine sits at a safe distance from the noisy Rhone valley with its freeways and endless suburban sprawl, you need to drive winding secondary roads to reach the idyllic Ibie valley,... Bertrand Celce

Mark Angeli (Anjou, Loire)

August 18, 2014 - 5:18am
Mark Angeli Thouarcé, Anjou (Loire) Among the vibrant group of artisan vignerons who have put Anjou in the spotlight in the recent years, Mark Angeli is the precursor, opening the way through a return to a serious work in the... Bertrand Celce

Richard Leroy, Anjou (Loire)

August 4, 2014 - 8:49am
Standing near the old Renault tractor Rablay sur Layon (Anjou, Loire) Richard Leroy is running a small winery in the Anjou region, his work is almost entirely focused on the vineyard management and the soil management and the result are... Bertrand Celce

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