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Wine News (64)

October 2, 2015 - 12:10am
Great wine in non-tech glass Riedel threatening writer Ron Washam for satirical article When I read this story on Jim's blog, then the incriminating satirical piece, I thought I might try to say a few things about the issue. I... Foteyes

Wine party at Paris wine shop

September 21, 2015 - 1:56am
Wine party in the street Rue Daguerre, 14th arrondissement (Paris) This was supposed to be a very rainy day. After weeks of balmy, sunny days, rain had come the previous day over the region, soaking everyone that had gone out... Foteyes

Julien Pineau, Touraine (Loire)

September 14, 2015 - 3:06am
Julien Pineau Mareuil-sur-Cher, Touraine (Loire) Julien Pineau is having his first harvest season on his newly acquired vineyards, and he has been very lucky because this first vintage went through an ideal weather throughout summer and harvest time (you'll hear... Foteyes

Thomas Boutin, Anjou (Loire)

September 8, 2015 - 3:39am
Thomas Boutin in his chai Rochefort-sur-Loire, Anjou (Loire) Thomas Boutin started his domaine in 2008 with a tiny 80-are vineyard of chenin located in Saint Aubin de Luigné but he didn't have his own chai until last august when Christophe... Foteyes

Damien Bureau, Anjou (Loire)

September 3, 2015 - 5:59am
Damien Bureau with Kenji Hodgson Champ-sur-Layon, Anjou (Loire) I met Damien Bureau here and there, tasting his wines on wine fairs, the lastes occurence being at the pet'nat sparkling fair in Montrichard. Anjou is an area where you may find... Foteyes

La Grange aux Belles, Anjou (Loire)

September 2, 2015 - 6:06am
Marc Houtin, founder of the domaine (Chenin on left) Soulaines-sur-Aubance, Anjou (Loire) The Domaine de la Grange aux Belles is one of these fairly recent artisan wineries that make Anjou shine beyond its borders in spite of its humble table-wine... Foteyes

Les Capriades, Touraine (Loire)

August 27, 2015 - 4:36am
Pascal Potaire checking sediment in the bottle neck Faverolles-sur-Cher, Touraine (Loire) The Domaine des Capriades which was founded by Pascal Potaire is particular in the sense that it makes only natural sparkling, its entire production is centered on these bubblies... Foteyes

Bruno Allion (Loire)

August 23, 2015 - 12:35pm
Bruno Allion in a young parcel of Sauvignon (15 years) Thésée, Touraine (Loire) Bruno Allion and his family live in a quiet lane in the village of Thésée with view on the church in the distance. The area on both... Foteyes

A few summer wines

August 20, 2015 - 2:05am
Paul Barn Sylvaner 2013 - 4.12 € Somewhere in Provence Summer is I think a time of the year you're more likely to drop your guard on your purchase rules regarding wines : you stay far from home without good... Foteyes

La Bergerie d'Aquino (Provence)

August 17, 2015 - 8:40am
The rebuilt bastide (farm) in the center of the domaine Tourves, Var (Provence) It is important to remember that Provence is foremost a country of rosé wines, and this is not the region we think first when looking for a... Foteyes

Reynald Héaulé (Loire)

August 10, 2015 - 8:33am
Reynald Héaulé in his cellar Clery-Saint-André, Loire At a short distance from Orléans along the Loire there is a discreet wine region which few people know, it's not Cheverny or Anjou, but the Orléanais. A century ago or more it... Foteyes

Natural sparkling [Pet'Nat] wine fair

August 3, 2015 - 1:34am
A corner of the multi-cellar tasting event Montrichard (Loire) From what I know there's no other natural-sparkling fair around, which makes the event unique. The festive and healthy bubbly has gained popularity these last years although it usually can't brag... Foteyes

Beware of whisky

July 29, 2015 - 5:54am
Forced by Chester to resume her usual life, Ketty gets courage by pouring herself whisky... Light summer photo [novel] story... I found this Western photo-novel some time ago in a street flea market, it was published in 1968 by Star... Foteyes

Sébastien Bobinet (Loire)

July 8, 2015 - 8:37am
Emeline in the deep cellar Saumur, Loire The Domaine Bobinet was founded a dozen years ago by Sébastien Bobinet, a native from Saumur with a long lineage of growers behind his grandfather. He took over in 2002 the small vineyard... Foteyes

Fine wines price list in 1951

July 1, 2015 - 12:21am
Prices we'd dream to have today How much French fine wines were costing not so long ago Here is a photo (or scan-) story following a good pick on a street flea market in Paris. This is a 1951 catalog... Foteyes

François Chidaine (Loire)

June 24, 2015 - 3:13am
François Chidaine in one of his cellars Montlouis-Husseau, east of Tours (Loire) François Chidaine is the vigneron in Montlouis who did a lot along several decades to get the Montlouis appellation out of oblivion. He now farms 40 hectares split... Foteyes

50 Shades of brown (to yellow)

June 18, 2015 - 6:03am
Contrasting colors Walking along the vineyards of mainstream, commercial estates I had the idea to make this visual story when driving through the Bordeaux region a couple months ago : I didn't take pictures there alas outside of my visits,... Foteyes

Yoshio Ito, wine importer

June 13, 2015 - 6:04am
Mr Ito at Yuzu (Paris) Paris We all know that Japan was the first buyer of natural wine historically, and this was at a pivotal time when there were just a few domaines making totally uncorrected wines from organic vineyards... Foteyes