Pierre Troisgros/ DWWA 2020 results

Jean and Pierre Troisgros @ their restaurant in RoannePinterest.com Pierre Troisgros Pierre Troisgros, one of the most celebrated French chefs from the Nouvelle Cuisine era, died at the age of 92 on 23rd September. Back in late July 1983 CRM and I enjoyed one of our most memorable meals at the Troisgros. It was a …

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2020: seventh successive good Loire vintage?

In a normal year I would be somewhere in the Loire well into our annual visits across the region to see how the vintage is progressing – spending time in the vineyards, looking at the grapes, watching pickers at work, talking to producers and often having the chance to taste their freshly pressed juice or …

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The wines of Czechia and a good example

In case you were wondering, Czechia is the short name for the Czech Republic, the country that was formed in 1993 when Czechoslovakia was dissolved to form two separate states, Czechia and Slovakia. Inland and surrounded by four countries, Austria, Germany, Poland and Slovakia, it is not perhaps the first wine-producing country that one thinks …

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Alcool et violence, attention aux amalgames

Voici quelques jours, mon attention a été attirée vers un "machin" gouvernemental qui s'intitule MILDECA (Mission interministérielle de lutte contre les drogues et les conduites addictives) et qui s'est fendu d'un communiqué sur les liens entre consommation d'alcool et violence. Très curieusement, je ne trouve plus trace de ce communiqué sur le site de ce …

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Lantignié, futur cru du Beaujolais

Au sud de Chiroubles et à l’ouest de Régnié, le vignoble de Lantignié (300 hectares) se verrait bien en cru. Une démarche en ce sens a été effectuée auprès du juge suprême de la qualité des terroirs en France, j’ai nommé l’INAO-Q, qui aura du mal à ne pas admettre, sans doute, que les granits …

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