What strategies for survival in the wine world?

Ok, so we haven't a clue how long this thing (they call it Covid 19, but that is far too "techno" for me, so I prefer "the plague, again") will last. And it may be quite a long time. What is certain is that it has created widespread commercial, logistic and social havoc and these …

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Merci Monsieur Denois

Il est rare que je me trouve presque totalement convaincu par les argumentations pro domo de la part de vignerons à propos de leurs pratiques. La plupart du temps, j'y vois certes de la sincérité, mais aussi de grosses ficelles de propagande fondées sur quelques mythes. Par exemple, je n'ai jamais cru un instant que …

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1er mai, Journée Mondiale du Sauternes/World Sauternes Day on May 1st

Aimez-vous Sauternes ? Do you like Sauternes? Une annonce Bilingue. A bilingual announcement Le 1er mai aura lieu la Journée Mondiale du Sauternes, organisée par un collègue et ami, Olivier Borneuf. On May 1st, a friend and colleague, Olivier Borneuf, will be organizing the World Sauternes Day. Il s'occupe depuis quelques années de cette région …

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More than just wine

I do not apologize for borrowing the title for this article from a former blog which (link here) I created and conducted for a few years and in which I wrote about various subjects that held (and continue to hold) an interest for me. Maybe I will restart it some day? Of course there is …

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Do « volcanic wines » make any sense?

No they don't, because there is no such thing as a "volcanic" wine. Such simplistic catch phrases should always be avoided like the plague. But there are wines whose grapes have been produced on volcanic soils, as the recent Vinora international salon held in Clermont Ferrand, in France's major volcanic region, showed recently. So what …

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