Wine Terroirs - Wines, tastings and vineyards in France.

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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

Les Deux Terres, Ardèche (Rhône)

May 11, 2015 - 7:36am
Vincent and Manu Villeneuve De Berg, Ardèche (Rhône) The domaine les Deux Terres is a 13-hectare domaine (part in ownership, part rented) managed by two buddies, Vincent Fargier and Manu Cunin. Manu received us on a beautiful april day, Vincent... Foteyes

Clos Siguier (Cahors)

May 3, 2015 - 9:32am
Gilles Bley in his cask cellar Montcuq (Cahors -- South-West) Imagine a dream country made of small, winding roads going through an untouched landscape of medieval villages atop of hills, castles and fortified farms, this is the area of Cahors.... Foteyes

Vignobles Pueyo (St Emilion)

April 27, 2015 - 11:27pm
Jean-Paul & Christophe Pueyo Libourne (Saint Emilion - Bordeaux) The domaine (Vignobles) Pueyo makes a bit more than 7 hectares in surface, the vineyards (10 parcels) are spread over roughly 4 different locations around Libourne, and with the suburban sprawl... Foteyes

Chateau Planquette (Médoc)

April 25, 2015 - 5:37am
Didier Michaud at the door of his cellar Saint Yzans de Medoc, Bordeaux Didier Michaud is an artisan vigneron in the Medoc, working on a small vineyard surface of less than two hectares (1,7 hectare to be more accurate) and... Foteyes

Deck & Donohue Craft Brewery

April 12, 2015 - 4:44am
Mike Donohue & Thomas Deck Montreuil (next to Paris) It's been barely a year that two young craft brewers opened shop at the door of Paris in former industrial workshops that have been renovated for startup companies, and their beers... Foteyes

Sake at the UNESCO in Paris

April 3, 2015 - 2:54am
Mr Atsuhide Kat (CEO of Born brewery) pouring to Kei Miyagawa This took place a few weeks ago in Paris, the Unesco had an event organized around sake which is a central part of the Japanese culture and also around... Foteyes

Wein Salon Natürel (Köln, Germany)

March 28, 2015 - 7:37am
Crowd of wine revelers Köln / Cologne (Germany) The first-ever natural-wine fair in Germany took place in Kôln recently, as a sign that the movement which is still nascent in this country is slowing taking pace. The naturbelassene Weine like... Foteyes

Winemakers doing lacto-fermentation

March 12, 2015 - 3:25pm
Toasting before the [lacto] fermentation Pouillé, Loire Here is a story featuring food but also somehow tightly connected to the winemaking process and I found interesting that three winemakers were taking part to an age-old food preparation using a natural... Foteyes