Wine Terroirs - Wines, tastings and vineyards in France.

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Vincent Thomas (Tonnerre, Burgundy)

May 20, 2016 - 4:30am
Vincent Thomas Tonnerre, Burgundy The Ferme de la Chappe sits on the top of a hill just west of the city of Tonnerre, you reach it after going up a side road winding through woods along a small valley with... Foteyes

Open doors at Puzelat (Loire)

May 13, 2016 - 4:34am
The public at the Open Doors Les Montils (Loire) The weekend was gorgeously sunny and not too warm, the early mornings being as well very mild, not cold at all, something which would have been welcome for all these vignerons... Foteyes

Bar Cave Arthur (Bordeaux)

May 3, 2016 - 1:52pm
Georgette at the door of her bar Talence, Bordeaux There's certainly no shortage of trendy wine bars and chic venues in Bordeaux, but these places aren't really exciting except maybe for people easily impressed by big brands, luxury and prestige.... Foteyes

Chateau Lamery (Bordeaux)

April 30, 2016 - 7:39am
Jacques Broustet in front of his estate Saint-Pierre-d'Aurillac, Bordeaux Jacques Broustet is a reference when you deal with naturally-made, sulfites-free Bordeaux, oddly my real first recollection of drinking his iconic cuvée Autrement was when I visited the French importer François... Foteyes

Les Trois Petiotes (Côtes de Bourg)

April 20, 2016 - 10:13am
Valérie Godelu in the midst of her 3-hectare block Tauriac, Côtes de Bourg (Bordeaux) The word Petiote, in French, is an affectionate adjective for a baby girl, meaning something like "the small" and Valérie Godelu named her new domaine Les... Foteyes

Domaine Rousset-Peyraguey (Sauternes)

April 15, 2016 - 5:40am
Alain Dejean Preignac, Sauternes (Bordeaux) We're here in one of the most iconic Appellation of Bordeaux, the Sauternes, less than an hour drive south of Bordeaux on the left bank of the Garonne (map). The Domaine Rousset-Peyraguey is unique in... Foteyes

Franck Pascal (Champagne)

March 29, 2016 - 10:46am
Franck & Isabelle Pascal in the vineyard Baslieux-sous-Châtillon, Marne valley (Champagne) Franck Pascal's father was one of the growers of the village when he set up a small coopérative to help the local growers have more weight in negociating the... Foteyes

Spring tasting at André Fouassier

March 25, 2016 - 6:19am
Tasting wines from the vats Lye, Touraine (Loire) This is a good time of the year to taste wines, especially when the winemaker keeps parcel batches separated and they haven't been blended yet or racked. For that you need to... Foteyes

Ben Nerot, Touraine (Loire)

March 18, 2016 - 3:37am
Ben Nerot in his first parcel Pouillé sur Cher, Touraine (Loire) There has been a growing number of new names popping up on the artisan winery scene along the last few years and it has become very difficult for reporters... Foteyes

Wine News (66)

March 16, 2016 - 4:31am
La Combe d'Eve, Côte de beaune 2004 This wine made our day a couple weeks ago (actually even two days as we made it last over the course of two diners...), we had opened this bottle of Emmanuel Giboulot, this... Foteyes

Joël Courtault (Loire)

March 10, 2016 - 6:43am
Joël Courtault among his vines Thésée, Touraine (Loire) We're here on the north bank of the Cher river, in an area thick with artisan-minded vignerons on both sides, like Bruno Allion and Vincent Ricard on this side in the same... Foteyes

The Louvre through wine

February 28, 2016 - 3:27pm
Another way to sip the museum I went to the Louvre recently for a change, and with a few friends we had a special tour centered on wine related scenes, sculptures and vessels. This is an exciting way to go... Foteyes

Winemaking tools in the mail

February 16, 2016 - 7:09am
The French Bible of mail ordering (1934) Better than the Internet ! Winery tools in 1958, 1955 and 1934 Although the company still exists today, the younger generation may ignore the name of Manufrance. This company was the first mail-order... Foteyes

Wine Pairing story : foie gras

February 9, 2016 - 9:38am
This was too tempting to pass Budapest, Hungary It's been years that we've been enjoying home-cooked foie gras here and there, beginning with the one my mother cooks for Christmas, a delicate mi-cuit foie gras which retains all this beautiful... Foteyes

Wine Pairing Story : Quince jelly

January 31, 2016 - 10:46am
A good harvest for quince Healthy foods and self-sufficiency at easy reach This year was a very good vintage for quince [coing in French], not that I came through any bad year (except maybe 2014) since B.' parents gave me... Foteyes