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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

Christian Venier, Cheverny (Loire)

March 4, 2015 - 3:51pm
Christian Venier in his vineyard in februar Candé-sur-Beuvron (Loire) The Cheverny appellation area is located in a corner of Sologne south of Blois, on the western fringe of this woody region dotted with hundreds of ponds of all sizes and... Foteyes

Paris wine bars : le Repaire de Cartouche

February 28, 2015 - 2:30pm
Rodolphe Paquin standing, Aaron pouring a great Beaujolais white Rue Amelot, Paris 11th arrondissement I was supposed to come there for a glass, so said Aaron who was having a small party for his birthday (I'll let him tell how... Foteyes

Wine News (62)

February 15, 2015 - 9:56am
Bernard Pivot with the artists Here is a show by two comedians which is centered on wine, it is named Entre deux Verres (between two glasses in French), it's humoristic and it sharpens the mind and the tongue. On one... Foteyes

Pruning at Clos Roche Blanche (Loire)

February 7, 2015 - 6:27am
Didier Barrouillet taking a bunch of canes out Mareuil-sur-Cher, Touraine (Loire) Winter is pruning season, the vines are bare and the vineyards are an austere view as their life flowed back temporaily deep into the soil. That's when you'll spot... Foteyes

Ephemeral grocery in Paris

February 2, 2015 - 3:14pm
Wine & fine grocery in an underground parking Getting underground in Paris to get good artisan products You certainly know about the food trucks where you can find sometimes refined foods but I guess like me you weren't familiar with... Foteyes