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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 union, David Latham, led them at the heart of the exceptional cru at the top of the Languedoc wine hierarchy. The AOC Corbières has been recognized in 1985. It soon appeared that the Boutenac wines had a peculiar quality that set it apart from the other wines of the appellation. Thirty wine growers thus decided to gather within the Association for the Defense of the terroir of Boutenac. They... Read more


Portraits of winegrowers

Château Petrus opens doors to Paolo Basso

Château Petrus, a myth in Bordeaux, an icone of Pomerol (an appellation of the right bank) welcomed Paolo Basso, Best Sommelier of the World 2013, in May for a tasting of the 2015 vintage. In the...

Portraits of winegrowers

Lehmann Glass

At the Crayères Restaurant in Reims where he is head sommelier (and where more Champagne is sold than in any other restaurant in France) Philippe Jamesse felt a lingering frustration with the...

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...

A. Rosengren, Charlotte, Erick et Valentin de Sousa Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne de Sousa

For Erick De Sousa, head of the De Sousa family and Champagnes, winemaking is not just a profession. It is a dedication, almost a religious calling. His wines are the expression of that passion...

Y. Chapier, P. Basso, Frédéric (S.I.), A. Rosengren, C. Philipponnat, P. Faure-Brac, E. Allouche, Yann (S.I.) Portraits of winegrowers


The Philipponnat family has lived in Ay and Mareuil sur Ay, heart of the Champagne region, since the year 1522. It is the proud owner of a vineyard that includes the legendary Clos des Goisses, the...

Michel Bernard et son épouse Dominique Vergniaud Portraits of winegrowers

Château Beauchêne

Since 1971, Michel Bernard runs with his wife Dominique the vineyard they have developed since and in 2004, their eldest daughter Amandine joined the board. Today Château Beauchêne has become the hub...