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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

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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

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... Foteyes

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... Foteyes

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... Foteyes

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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... Foteyes

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