Festive, impressive and demanding : the technique to pop a bottle of Champagne involves several aspects. World Grands Crus provides an overview on this topic. A tradition dating from the Napoleonic era “I cannot live without champagne : in case of a victory, I deserve it ; if I’m defeated, I need it bad.” – let … Continue reading How to pop a bottle of Champagne ?
The consumption of wine in France, first country in the ranking in this area in 2000, is still decreasing. In less than 20 years, it’s been decreasing by 20% according to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (IOVW). A wine consumption steadily decreasing 51,2 liters. Sparkgling or not, it’s the average amount of absorbed … Continue reading The consumption of wine in France is still decreasing
It’s originally a holy day. However, Candlemas is mostly about enjoying delicious crepes when the winter is in full swing. But which wine should we drink while eating crepes ? World Grands Crus gives you a few tips. Wine and crepes : a matter of balance The combinations and possibilities are infinite. It depends on … Continue reading Candlemas : the best crepes and wine combinations
Global warming is a reality we cannot deny any longer. The impact it has on wine production is major but solutions actually exist. A major impact on the vine Could you imagine for one second our English fellows becoming the most powerful wine producers in the world ? Would you believe your own eyes if … Continue reading Global warming : what consequences on the wine production ?
The french wine and liquor exporters are getting fairly concerned : the absence of an agreement around Brexit may have severe consequences. A potential significant shortfall It’s a scenario no one in the profession actually wants to consider given how significant the shortfall could be : the absence of an agreement on the United Kingdom’s withdrawal … Continue reading Brexit : french wine exporters are getting concerned
Organic wines have become more and more sought after by the consumers, they are still raising questions though. The boom of organic wine, an eco-sustainable logic A 1,2 billion EUR turnover last year, a conversion rate multiplied by three over the last four years and around 500 winemakers who actually take the leap every year … Continue reading Organic wine : a trend that is becoming democratized
Bordeaux vineyards and wines are seen hardly affordable for wine lovers not experts or with a budget. But one forget that Bordeaux wines contains 60 appellations Who span 117,200 hectares. Alongside the crus classés, Many wines are to discover with an excellent price-quality ratio, Including the Chateau COUSTAUT The Grangeotte. Joel COUSTAUT Works wines there … Continue reading Chateau Coustaut La Grangeotte – a great Bordeau wine to discover!
Domaine Zind Humbrecht was founded in 1959 as a result of association between Geneviève Zind and Léonard Humbrecht. These two domaines, that were completely independent until that day, unite in 1960 to create a single domaine of about 5 hectares. Today domaine Zind-Humbrecht occupies 41,1 hectares, situated in 6 different villages: Turckheim (19,8 ha), Wintzenheim … Continue reading Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, Alsace
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 … Continue reading High demand in organic wines
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 … Continue reading Wine alchemy in Burgundy