COVID-19: les Oenologues de France demandent à être rapidement vaccinés

Dans un communiqué, l’Union des œnologues de France demande que les professionnels du vin, oenologues, mais aussi sommeliers, qui risquent une perte de goût ou d'odorat à cause du Covid-19, soient mis sur la liste des métiers prioritaires pour la vaccination. L’Association de la Presse du Vin (APV), elle, ne s’est pas prononcée sur la …

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Lockdown 12 months on…

  Today marks the first anniversary of the UK going into lockdown. France had gone into lockdown (confinement) the week before at midday on 17th March 2020. By then both Spain and Italy were in lockdown. Little did we think then that much of Europe would, after a brief respite during last summer, be back …

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Le Concours Mondial de Pékin!

(English version of this article below the French one) Je fais partie des juges au Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, au demeurant très bien organisé, depuis pas mal d'années et d'éditions, chaque fois que mon emploi du temps me le permet. Au moment où j'écris ces lignes, je suis encore à Brno, en République Tchèque, à …

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Wine – back to normal in 2021…?

By the time this post is published I will have finished my first day of judging at the rearranged 2020 Decanter World Wine Awards. The 2020 edition of DWWA was due to been held as normal in the last week of April but Covid-19, of course, forced the awards' judging week to be postponed. The …

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Touraine producer becomes general secretary of AREV: an interview (part two)

  Aynard de Clermont-Tonnerre general secretary of AREV     Aynard took up his new post on Monday 1st June. This is the second part of my interview with him. The first part is here. In the first part we talked about how the AREV works along with its successes, strengths and weaknesses. This second …

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