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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

Gilles Azzoni, Ardèche (Rhône)

August 27, 2014 - 3:04am
Gilles Azzoni Saint Maurice d'Ibie, Ardèche (Rhone) Gilles Azzoni's domaine sits at a safe distance from the noisy Rhone valley with its freeways and endless suburban sprawl, you need to drive winding secondary roads to reach the idyllic Ibie valley,... Bertrand Celce

Mark Angeli (Anjou, Loire)

August 18, 2014 - 5:18am
Mark Angeli Thouarcé, Anjou (Loire) Among the vibrant group of artisan vignerons who have put Anjou in the spotlight in the recent years, Mark Angeli is the precursor, opening the way through a return to a serious work in the... Bertrand Celce

Richard Leroy, Anjou (Loire)

August 4, 2014 - 8:49am
Standing near the old Renault tractor Rablay sur Layon (Anjou, Loire) Richard Leroy is running a small winery in the Anjou region, his work is almost entirely focused on the vineyard management and the soil management and the result are... Bertrand Celce

Bottling wine in milk bottles

July 22, 2014 - 2:25pm
Jérôme & Louise on the Canal Saint-Martin Looking for smoother pours in Paris summers Forget the cork, the crown cap and other sophisticated closures not really suited for swift home use : let's reintroduce the milk bottle, a good way... Bertrand Celce

Mikaël Bouges, Touraine (Loire)

July 16, 2014 - 6:04am
Mickaël Bouges in his open chai Faverolles-sur-Cher, Touraine (Loire) Mikaël Bouges is a winegrower with 4 generations behind him in the winegrowing trade along the Cher river in the Loire. He founded his own winery in 2005 after working with... Bertrand Celce

Mito Inoue, Auvergne (Loire)

July 9, 2014 - 7:12am
Mito Inoue on her terraced Pinot Blanc Champeix, Auvergne (Loire - pink patch on bottom-right of the map) I had heard for a while and on a few occasions that a young Japanese woman was making wine in the remote... Bertrand Celce

L'Arbre Blanc, Auvergne (Loire)

July 1, 2014 - 1:43pm
Caroline and Fred Gounan in the chai Saint Sandoux, Auvergne The Vignoble de l'Arbre Blanc is another of these small-size wineries that make the otherwise-little-known Auvergne shine on the map as a wine region. Frédéric Gounan works on a small... Bertrand Celce

Tőkések : the artisan winemakers of Matra

June 26, 2014 - 1:08am
Tokesek : Bálint Losonci, Tamás Szecskő and Gábor Karner Gyöngyöspata and Szücsi (Matra, Hungary) Tőkések is the name of a micro group of artisan-minded winemakers based in the region of Matra, Hungary, precisely in the villages of Gyöngyöspata and Szücsi.... Bertrand Celce

Bálint Losonci (Matra, Hungary)

June 18, 2014 - 9:45am
Bálint Losonci Gyöngyöspata, Matra foothills (Hungary) When you think to Hungarian wines, the region of the Matra mountains north of Budapest is not the first wine region you think about, but until not so long ago it was an active... Bertrand Celce

Főzdefeszt, Budapest's craft-beer festival

June 16, 2014 - 1:36am
The beer crowd along the Danube Budapest, Hungary The timing of this trip to Budapest wasn't planned for this event but I guess that either I have a good luck or some angel has been quietly planning my path without... Bertrand Celce

Anonymous wine scenes in France (3)

June 9, 2014 - 11:23pm
Joyous group in an ordinary bar (estimated year 1958) Here is another chapter of the series with anonymous wine scenes in France, I started this thing as a one-of-its-kind and with pictures keeping popping up at me in the brocantes... Bertrand Celce

Wine News (58)

June 1, 2014 - 12:27am
Two great 1969 wines I bought recently a bunch of old bottles of wines, using the popular classifieds website Le Bon Coin, where you can find anything in France, from your car to your house. You first choose the region... Bertrand Celce

Salon Rue89 (2nd edition)

May 28, 2014 - 12:44am
The crowd at the Salon Rue89 La Bellevilloise, Paris 20th arrondissement This is a story about a young tasting event (the first edition was last year) which is already attended by large crowds. You may notice in these few pictures... Bertrand Celce

Les Maisons Brûlées, Touraine (Loire)

May 25, 2014 - 12:26pm
Paul & Corinne Gillet Pouillé, Touraine (Loire) The well-known domaine des Maisons Brûlées which is located on the southern bank of the Cher river near Saint-Aignan has changed hands, Michel & Béatrice Augé having sold the wine farm to retire... Bertrand Celce