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High demand in organic wines

High demand in organic wines

In France, organic wines are far from being affected by the crisis. According to a study, one-third of French population consumes organic wine. This consumption increased by 22% in 2013. Organic and biodynamic agriculture is to produce the wine without using chemical products in vineyard treatment in order to preserve the micro bacterial life of […]


Wine alchemy in Burgundy

Wine alchemy in Burgundy

The vineyards have been cultivated since the middle ages in the monasteries of Burgundy, the whole region is ingrained in the soil and influenced by traditions. For many decades now chemistry is applied in this culture, the French vineyards consume alone 20% of pesticides! Some wine makers refuse this alternative and work in a different […]


Champagne, Art and Design – a subtile mix of styles

Champagne, Art and Design – a subtile mix of styles

What’s new in the world of Champagne? The great producers like Ruinart, Dom Perignon or even Roederer do not need a designer or an artist to highlight the quality of their outstanding champagne! Neither the artist, nor the designer need the Champagne producer. This approach is not just a commercial one, but more complex than […]


Domaine de la Romanée-Conti beats a new record

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti beats a new record

For all those who are still not carried away by an investment in grand cru wines, here’s one more example that should make you change your mind! An auction, presented by Sotheby’s, took place in Hong Kong last Saturday. An exceptional lot of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti has reached a new record equal to $14000 […]


DRC and Pétrus top the auction lists

DRC and Pétrus top the auction lists

It’s a battle for supremacy. Bordeaux and Burgundy fine wines, topping the auctions from the beginning of the fall season, prove that the world’s thirst for the best French fine wines has not changed. Sotheby’s New York auction has opened the fall season on September 20 with the sales that attained 2 million dollars and […]


Burgundy sighs with relief

Burgundy sighs with relief

The wheel of Fortune goes round and after two difficult vintages, the 2014 harvest seems to be a relief for Burgundy producers – both for its quantity and quality. Most of the Burgundy wine producers have started grape harvest in the beginning of last week. Claude Chevalier, the president of Inter-professional Bureau of Burgundy Wine […]


From Penal Colony to Paradise

From Penal Colony to Paradise

Well, sort of… “If there’s something leaving the penal colony to offer you paradise pleasure, – our italian friends say, – it’s not the prisoners staying there, but the wine!” On the Gorgona Island located off the Tuscany coast in Italy the prisoners work in the vineyard to produce among 2700 and 3000 bottles per […]


Vino Business when truth hurts

Vino Business when truth hurts

Many of us have watched Isabelle Saporta’s documentary, broadcast on France 3 you can watch it herehttp://www.france3.fr/emission/vino-business. Finally a documentary on wine that denouncing the relationship to money in our modern society. It underlines the fact that many châteaux putting first and above all the business aspect rather than the passion for their activity. Nowadays […]


Michael Baume buy’s Château Pommard

Michael Baume buy’s Château Pommard

The extremely wealthy Silicon Valley American entrepreneur, Michael Baum, has château Pommard is composed of 50 acres of vines, a gastronomic restaurant, a museum dedicated to the wine and the vine and an art gallery dedicated to Dali or Miro. But it’s also an 80 000 bottle production of Château Pommard, of which, 20 000 […]


2014, a great vintage?

2014, a great vintage?

It’s a little bit too soon to generalize, but several French regions are announcing 2014 as being a good vintage. According to the Inter-professional Wine and Champagne Committee (CIVC), the grape harvest could start on Monday the 8th of September for all the vineyard lots where the grapes are ripe, the others will follow on […]