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Gérard Basset, Marie-Luce Thiery, Paolo Basso et Nicolas Dubois Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne tour

Jeeper, born daring Jeeper, a strange name in the Champagne universe, symbol of the French liberation. In a few years’ time it has become one of the most audacious Champagnes. It dares an original design, the gastronomy, off the beaten tracks and frees its bubbles beside the greatest. It was known as the wine of the victory, it has been recognized as the wine of consecration: the brand launches a Premier Cru. Jeeper? The story of the brand started in 1949. It draws its name from the Willys Jeep given to Armand Goutorbe, a young intelligence officer who guided the allied forces, who got ... Read more

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Breakaways in the vineyards

The wildfires in California

October’s wildfires along California’s North Coast caused the deaths of 40 people, the destruction of thousands of homes and businesses while leaving its world famous landscape and vineyards scarred...

Portraits of winegrowers

Château Hannetot - Pessac-Léognan

The wine vocation of Hannetot dates back the 18th century. The domain enters Xavier Beaumartin's family in the 30s. Hannetot then used to produce a simple wine for local customers. After an...

La gamme Clos des Lunes Portraits of winegrowers

Domaine de Chevalier

Olivier Bernard, at the head of 60 hectares at Domaine de Chevalier, pursues since his arrival at the château in 1983 the quest for excellence started by his forebearers in the 19th century. With...

Portraits of winegrowers

« Boire, voir Sociando et mourir »

Détournant la célèbre expression de Goethe saisi par la beauté de Naples, c’est ainsi qu’un amateur s’est présenté à Sociando-Mallet, espérant repartir avec quelques précieux flacons. Du haut de ses...

Les galets roulés, typiques de Boutenac. Breakaways in the vineyards

Cru Boutenac in Languedoc, concentrated passion

In last March the AOC Corbières-Boutenac trade union welcomed the journalists for a comprehensive presentation of the identity peculiarities and the wines of the appellation. The new president of the...

Jack & Chad Day - Roxy Ann Breakaways in the vineyards

Southern Oregon The Rogue and Umpqua valleys

With the Willamette Valley producing the most wine of any Oregon AVA, and for over 20 years garnering justifiable worldwide praise for its Pinot Noirs, it’s easy to overlook what else it does and...

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