Unnatural labour practices in Puglia

Before returning to our visits to the Côte d'Auvergne in June, this week covers a controversy over the treatment of agricultural workers. On 14th August Eric Asimov, the wine writer for The New York Times, wrote an article published in The Business Times and also The New York Times International Edition about natural wine producer …

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Some facts, figures and thoughts about Sauvignon Blanc

It was a slight surprise to me to learn, while preparing for a short conference that I gave at the recent Concours Mondial de Sauvignon for its 11th edition, which was held this year in the fine town of Blois, that Sauvignon (essentially Blanc, but also occasionally Gris) is a more extensively  planted grape than …

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Rien qu’une fugue Sicilienne…

J’ai envie d’une sanguine. Oui, comme ça, subitement. Une sanguine bien sanguine au jus dense et acidulé pour un gosier asséché par la bise hivernale. J’ai envie d’une île, envie d’une Sicile. En cet hiver grincheux, j’ai envie de saisir, comme à la volée, le vol à bas coût Gerona/Trapani, d’effectuer ce saut de dauphin …

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