Emerging from social confinement…

Aynard de Clermont-Tonnerre, the new general secretary of AREV   After weeks of no social interaction with friends during France's strict lockdown, we welcomed our first two guests to have passed our front gate since early March last Thursday for an apéro à distance sociale. Fortunately it was a lovely warm evening and we sat outside …

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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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En duo mais séparés, COVID-19 oblige, une dégustation de 3 Champagnes Chassenay d’Arce

Comme vous l’a expliqué Hervé ce mercredi, nous avons dégusté chacun de notre côté les 3 mêmes cuvées du Champagne Chassenay d’Arce. Voilà donc, comme annoncé, nos commentaires ce vendredi rassemblés. Chassenay d’Arce L'idée n'est pas d'évaluer le style (à chacun le sien), mais plutôt de montrer qu'à partir des mêmes flacons, sans se concerter, …

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Confinement liberates wine…..

  Locked in ...... There is a certain irony that our confinement has allowed wines lurking in people's cellars or broom cupboards to be liberated – set free no longer cooped up in a glass prison but instead set free to express themselves.  Here are a trio of wines that recently welcomed their freedom after …

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