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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

The deep roots of old vines

January 28, 2015 - 1:46pm
The fate of uprooted vines Touraine, Loire This was during a weekend in the Loire recently, I was visiting an elderly lady in a village to buy her vegetables and eggs and I saw this huge pile of recently-uprooted vines,... Foteyes

Berlin wine bars : Ottorink

January 23, 2015 - 3:28pm
Andreas Rink Kreuzberg, Berlin Ottorink is the oldest Weinbar in Berlin, in a city where wine-considered-for-itself made a recent entry : Just a mere three years ago according to several wine-wise Berliners we met, if you wanted to indulge in... Foteyes

Berlin wine bars : Maxim

January 15, 2015 - 11:39am
Maxime (on right) with Jan Hugel Berlin, Germany Here is another of these very recent wine bars of Berlin (It's one year old to the day !), it is located on Gormannstraße, a quiet street also opportunely situated in the... Foteyes

Berlin wine bars : Cordobar

January 10, 2015 - 1:40pm
Sommelier Willi Schlögl Berlin, Germany When you travel to Germany you think primarily about beer, notably regarding their Trinkkultur over there, this country being a big consumer of the beverage with a multitude of local breweries which still for many... Foteyes

Freedom of speech under attack

January 8, 2015 - 2:54pm
Depardieu showing solidarity (source) Thank you for what I feel are countless solidarity thoughts streaming from the whole world for Charlie-Hebdo. Barbarians stuck in the 7th-century-thinking of their desert tribe are believing they can put the world civilization in reverse... Foteyes

Anonymous wine scenes in France (4)

January 1, 2015 - 3:39am
Picnic in high grass (estimated year 1922) A vinous travel through time A new year is beginning, let's remind the great moments we went through in the past year, moments whose greatness was often beyond our understanding of their real,... Foteyes

Ruppert-Leroy (Champagne)

December 22, 2014 - 4:13am
Emmanuel Leroy on the Martin-Fontaine parcel Essoyes, Aube (Champagne) You might have an image of Champagne like a monocultural landscape of hills covered with vineyards and nothing else, but this corner of the Aube is so different. With the woods... Foteyes

Wine News (61)

December 16, 2014 - 6:26am
A nice Pic Saint Loup A few weeks ago while on a weekend in the Loire I fell upon a nice Languedoc wine. I didn't know about this winery and chose the bottle who knows why, first because it was... Foteyes

Some reflexions on [natural] acidity

December 11, 2014 - 9:04am
Acidic griottes (sour) cherries in the Loire I realized recently that slowly along the years I began to really appreciate what certain people consider acidic wines. When I say acidic, I don't mean the wines that have been corrected with... Foteyes