Le Brexit vu de l’UE

Bon nombre d'articles ont été consacrés, ces derniers mois, aux problèmes économiques que risque de poser le Brexit à la Grande-Bretagne. Moins nombreux sont ceux qui s'intéressent à son impact sur l’Union européenne. Il n'est pas négligeable, pourtant. Dès la fin de la période de transition, les producteurs européens perdront en effet un accès relativement …

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No Brexit at Les 5 du Vin

Brexit ou pas, la confédération des 5 du Vin garde ses deux membres britanniques, Jim Budd et David Cobbold. Réaffirmant au passage que l'Europe n'est pas qu'une question d'institutions, mais une famille indissoluble aux racines communes, parmi lesquelles... l'amour du vin. Car quoi, que seraient Bordeaux, Madère, Xérès et Porto sans les Britanniques, le Champagne …

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Escape from Brexit madness + a wonderful London Pakistani restaurant

London: Parliament Square: Saturday 7th September 2019 Apparently this is the UK's Prime Minister Leaving the Brexit madness behind By the time you read this post I will be in the Loire for the 2019 vintage. The Ban des Vendanges for Muscadet was Thursday 5th September – relatively early but by no means as early …

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Last exit from Brexit?

A small part of the enormous crowd @Saturday's enormous People's Vote march in Central London on 23rd March     I trust I can crave your indulgence with another post on the lunacy that is Brexit. I am aware that many of our friends and neighbours in Europe as well in other parts of the …

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Looking back at 2018 & forward to 2019

Three generations of the Boulays – one of the very best Sancerre producers. Left to right: Thibault, Thomas and Gérard picking on the very steep slopes of their Clos de Beaujeu   Time to look back as 2018 slinks away into history. In the UK much time and money has been wasted on the nonsense …

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Various – People’s March + weedkiller ban

Brexit: People’s March London 20th October 2018     On Saturday London saw a remarkable march calling for a People’s Vote on any final Brexit or No Deal with the option to Remain. The march attracted a huge number of people from all over the U.K. as well as continental Europe. Attendance estimates range from …

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Report from the lunatic asylum (now a 5-star establishment…)

Perhaps I should apologise if my posts are starting to include elements of politics but if your country (UK - if you hadn't already guessed) has decided to commit collective suicide it is almost impossible to ignore the current lunacy. There is now apparently a serious possibility of a No Deal Brexit with the UK …

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