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Classical music for grape vines

Classical music for grape vines

We have all heard about using classical music by certain cattle farmers, in order to tenderize the meat, well, the same goes for a South African wine grower, that diffuses classical music in his vines as well as his cellars. The owners of the DeMorgenzon domain in South Africa had the idea of diffusing classical […]


Auction: an exceptional lot of Romanée Conti

Auction: an exceptional lot of Romanée Conti

Auctions have the means of shaking up collectors nerves. In the following months, auctions presenting exceptional lots such as a collection of 114 Romanée Conti bottles are going to be on the market! Sotheby’s is organizing an auction in Hong Kong on the 4th of October of this year, in which this fabulous lot of […]


Production forecasts on the rise for the 2014 harvest

Production forecasts on the rise for the 2014 harvest

According to the ministry of agriculture, the harvest forecast for 2014 is on the rise; an estimated amount of approximately 47 million hectoliters (1,242 million gallons), in other words, 11% more than the preceding vintages of 2012 and 2013. The ministry announced a first estimate in July of 46,4 million hectoliters (1,241million gallons). This increase […]


Organic wine

Organic wine

Organic wine produced by wine makers, is the result of a reinforcement of the vine’s natural defenses in order to limit treatments. This philosophy requires time. That’s why it takes 20 to 30% more labour with regards to conventional wine production. Organic or bio viticulture, is submitted to a number of obligations which among other […]


Wine matures more rapidly “at home”

Wine matures more rapidly “at home”

The time has come to check the temperature of your wine storage area. Research has shown that a wine that is kept under your stairs at normal room temperature can mature much more rapidly than expected! For years, experts have been telling us to store our wines in adequate premises. To-day scientists have turned their […]


A natural organic foie gras, without force feeding, unique in the world and much to scarce!

A natural organic foie gras, without force feeding, unique in the world and much to scarce!

In order to obtain a foie gras in 15 days, in a completely irrational and artificial manner, a producer assisted by mother-nature, brings forth in one year without force-feeding an organic, natural and ethical foie gras. Using a natural physiological mechanism, the wild geese and ducks accumulate spontaneously, fat reserves, before migrating. A 1 300 […]


A bubbly demise!

A bubbly demise!

Hong-Kong – Dingxiang Loeng, a very well known 49 years old Chinese businessman, passed away this morning in his suite in the Shangri-La hotel. It is during a party that had been organized on his behalf for his birthday that the man died in front of his 217 guests. Violently hit on the forehead by […]