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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 Yann 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... 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

Emidio Pepe, Abruzzo (Italy)

December 4, 2014 - 3:52pm
Emidio Pepe with his granddaughter Chiara Torano Nuovo, Abruzzo (Italy) Emidio Pepe is a quite rare example of a man who developped his vineyard management and winemaking philosophy alone, beginning in 1964 with one single hectare near the nice village... Foteyes

Paris wine bars : Quincave

November 26, 2014 - 12:53pm
Outside Quincave on a 3rd thursday of november... Beaujolais Nouveau in Montparnasse (map) Quincave is a gem of a caviste/wine bar lost on the very conventional 14th arrondissement, It's like it had been put there to remind us that there... Foteyes

Paris wine bars : Le Rubis

November 14, 2014 - 3:43pm
Marie Carmarans Paris, 2nd arrondissement Le Rubis is located (map) near the metro station Sentier in the center of Paris, in a side street from a pedestrian street you might be familiar with, rue Montorgeuil, a lively street going up... Foteyes

Wine News (60)

November 5, 2014 - 11:55am
Desperately looking for wine buyers... This was in the news these days, France won back the first place in terms of wine production for 2014 (source) with 46,1 million hectoliters (10 %more than the previous year), in front of Italy... Foteyes

Olivier Bellanger (Loire)

November 2, 2014 - 5:10am
In the cellar near Thésée Thésée, Touraine (Loire) Olivier Bellanger graduated in 2000 from the agriculture school of Blois with a BEPA diploma, he had also begun working at Philippe Tessier and his stay there would last 5 years, then... Foteyes

Dettori, Sardinia (Italy)

October 29, 2014 - 2:15pm
Alessandro & Paulo Dettori Sennori (Sardinia) Dettori is a mid-size winery located near the north-western coast of Sardinia (which is itself just south of Corsica). The emblematic varietal of Sardegna is Cannonau, a red grape which is also known as... Foteyes

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... Foteyes