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Grape harvest in Paris

September 15, 2017 - 4:24am
Clara at work Parc de Belleville, Paris You certainly know about the small vineyard on the top of Montmartre, I have almost given up covering the grape harvest in Montmartre because either it's overcrowded and choked with tourists or it's... Foteyes

Damien Menut picks his Sauvignon (Loire)

September 11, 2017 - 4:48am
Family work Thésée, Touraine (Loire) I happened to learn from Bruno Allion that Damien Menut whom I visited last year was also doing a picking on a small parcel. This was indeed a truly small parcel outside Thésée on the... Foteyes

Picking Romorantin at Bruno Allion (Loire)

September 8, 2017 - 8:08am
Anouk and Michel picking Thésée, Touraine (Loire) I just had to cross the Cher river on the cute narrow bridge (pic on left) from Pouillé to Thésée on the northern bank (the two villages are very close, see map route)... Foteyes

Harvest at Les Maisons Brûlées (Loire)

September 7, 2017 - 6:27am
Paul laughing with Michel Pouillé-sur-Cher, Touraine (Loire) That's it, the picking has begun a few days ago in the Loire, namely in this corner of the Cher valley and Touraine. Paul Gillet and Corinne of Les Maisons Brûlées spent the... Foteyes

Sébastien David (Loire)

August 27, 2017 - 2:29am
Sébastien David in his cellar Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Loire The appellation of Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil like other appellations counts just a modest share (if growing) of winegrowers working organicly and vinifying naturally, some 15 % of the surface maybe, compared to 20 % in... Foteyes

Montlouis wine bar : Lise & Bertrand Jousset

July 25, 2017 - 6:31am
Bertrand & Lise Jousset in the wine bar Husseau-Montlouis (Loire) Among the many wine bars centered on natural wine that are now popping up across the French provinces, some are opening right in the domaines' grounds like here at Lise... Foteyes

Domaine du Mortier (Loire)

July 5, 2017 - 9:41am
Fabien Boisard Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil (Loire) I met Fabien Boisard a year ago in a tasting event in Paris and I was impressed at the time by the range of true, unfiltered wines made from organic vineyards. Fabien and his brother Cyril... Foteyes

Minervois La Livinière (Languedoc)

June 26, 2017 - 3:38am
Minervois la Livinière - valley Narbonne, Languedoc The second day of our press trip was devoted to the Appellation communale Minervois La Livinière, also one of the exclusive high-end AOCs of Languedoc, which they call the 1er Cru du Languedoc.... Foteyes

Corbières Boutenac (Languedoc)

June 22, 2017 - 12:43am
Chapelle Saint Simeon Narbonne, Languedoc The Languedoc region has so many different appellations and terroirs that it's not fair when we just refer to one of its wines by the generic term Languedoc. I was invited to a press trip... Foteyes

Corbières Boutenac (Languedoc)

June 22, 2017 - 12:43am
Chapelle Saint Simeon Narbonne, Languedoc The Languedoc region has so many different appellations and terroirs that it's not fair when we just refer to one of its wines by the generic term Languedoc. I was invited to a press trip... Foteyes

Kenji & Mai Hodgson (Anjou, Loire)

June 19, 2017 - 12:10am
Kenji & Mai in their vatroom Rablay sur Layon, Anjou (Loire) Kenji & Mai Hodgson (see profile made a few years ago) have moved yet again and settled in this house that is now their own and where they'll also... Foteyes

Kenji & Mai Hodgson (Anjou, Loire)

June 19, 2017 - 12:10am
Kenji & Mai in their vatroom Rablay sur Layon, Anjou (Loire) Kenji & Mai Hodgson (see profile made a few years ago) have moved yet again and settled in this house that is now their own and where they'll also... Foteyes

Chinon wine bar : la Cabane à Vin

June 9, 2017 - 2:04am
Emilie Riopel pouring Chinon, Loire The small town of Chinon is located between Tours and Saumur along the Vienne river (shortly before it merges into the mighty Loire) at about 2 hours 15 minutes from Paris. Until recently the town... Foteyes

Chinon wine bar : la Cabane à Vin

June 9, 2017 - 2:04am
Emilie Riopel pouring Chinon, Loire The small town of Chinon is located between Tours and Saumur along the Vienne river (shortly before it merges into the mighty Loire) at about 2 hours 15 minutes from Paris. Until recently the town... Foteyes

Wine News (69)

June 5, 2017 - 6:45am
Everything I love... This was a couple months ago, and B. had cooked an osso bucco for which I thought a Pineau d'Aunis might be a great pairing [that's a shameless lie, I'd open Pineau d'Aunis on virtually anything] and... Foteyes

Wine News (69)

June 5, 2017 - 6:45am
Everything I love... This was a couple months ago, and B. had cooked an osso bucco for which I thought a Pineau d'Aunis might be a great pairing [that's a shameless lie, I'd open Pineau d'Aunis on virtually anything] and... Foteyes

New Caviste in Fleurie (Beaujolais)

May 29, 2017 - 6:08am
A new caviste in town Fleurie, Beaujolais We had arrived in Villié Morgon late that day, we went to the local hotel and I hadn't had the courage to drive around for a place to eat, so we went to... Foteyes

New Caviste in Fleurie (Beaujolais)

May 29, 2017 - 6:08am
A new caviste in town Fleurie, Beaujolais We had arrived in Villié Morgon late that day, we went to the local hotel and I hadn't had the courage to drive around for a place to eat, so we went to... Foteyes