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Yann et Frédéric (SI), T. Hamon, A. Rosengren, H. Pignio, O. Collin, E. Beaumard, M. d'Hainaut et G. Olivier Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne Ulysse Collin

Olivier Collin, winemaker and owner of Champagnes Ulysse Collin, is a person of high stature. Physically, he stands tall, at 6 foot 2 inches. For his winemaking abilities and for his intimate knowledge of the alchemy between soils and grapes, he stands also above average. And he stands out for his enthusiasm and generosity. He seems forever in high spirits, and has on his face the constant smile of a happy child.   He welcomes Arvid Rosengren, World Best Sommelier 2016, at his winery in Congy, with a couple of his single vineyard cuvees: ‘Les Enfers’ and ‘Les Roises’, both from the 2010... Read more


Sophie Holzberg Focus articles

Face to face meetings with Nelson Chow

After the success of the private tastings with Nelson Chow in June, SommelierS International renewed the event in last November. Prominent sommelier from Hong Kong Nelson Chow, president of the...

Breakaways in the vineyards


BODEGAS CORUÑA DEL CONDE, a small estate located in the village of the same name in the province of Burgos, was founded by Alberto López Calvo in 1992. In the early 50s he moved to France to...

Sierra de Gredos Breakaways in the vineyards

Garnacha de Gredos: The hidden treasure

Despite its close proximity with Madrid by auto and rail, Spain’s ‘Sierra de Gredos’ wine region is relatively unknown to the informed wine pro. Its establishment as a modern wine-producing dates...

Portraits of winegrowers

Spotlight on Castel House

Clos des Orfeuilles 2016 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie / White Translucent robe with pale yellow shades. Complex nose with floral aromas, pleasant palate, mineral, a lovely volume. Some floral...

Erick de Sousa Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne de Sousa : The cuvée Umami

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin is the first one who discovered the 5th flavour. He published his results in a book “The Physiology of the Taste” edited in 1825 calling his discovery “osmazome”. But...

Portraits of winegrowers


When more and more of us worry about the effect of our energy consumption on the planet, Lamatherm sets up ways to manage at best the energy consumption of the companies, in particular in the...