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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 only to the 1990s while the economic difficulties beginning in 2008 crippled these nascent efforts, and the occasional infighting, inability or unwillingness to embrace contemporary marketing methods, a lack of an identifiable Denomination of Origin or dynamic independent body to organize group efforts have prevented the hard-working and visionary vignerons and bodegas with unique wines from their... Read more

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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...

M. Chen et S. Toutoundji Focus articles

Ningxia in Chine, a new wine for Stéphane Toutoundji, flying winemaker from Bordeaux

Sparsely populated and hosting an important community of Hui muslims, the region of Ningxia located in the centre of China at an altitude of 2,000 meters has many assets for the wine growing: its...

Castillon la Bataille Breakaways in the vineyards

the atypical wine tourism in Côtes de Bordeaux

Created in 2007, the Côtes de Bordeaux trade union gathers under the same banner the terroirs of Blaye, Cadillac, Castillon, Francs and Sainte-Foy with a collective brand: the Côtes de Bordeaux AOC (...

Xavier Charbaut Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne Guy Charbaut

The Guy Charbaut champagne house is located in the very center of the “premier cru” village of Mareuil-sur-Ay. One has to walk through the porch to grasp the full view of the XIXth century stone...

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