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Breakaways in the vineyards

Wines of Pennsylvania

“Welcome to the land time forgot,” uttered Sarah Troxell-Rhodes upon my arriving at the pleasantly windy, 360° view that's Galen Glen Winery. With life & work partner Galen Troxell, recently joined by their daughter Erin, it's become internationally recognized for varieties well suited to the continental climate and slate soils of Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley--Riesling and Grüner Veltliner--notable as 15-20% of Pennsylvania's production is from grapes grown in this American Viticultural Area though “it struggles for an identity having not long ago being a destination for simple sweet... Read more


Champagne sur pointe Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne Ployez-Jacquemart

Just go down to the cellar that extends under the jardin à la française bordering the beautiful family house to understand that time here has not made fundamental changes but a subtle evolution....

Paolo Basso et Olivier Fagot Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne Michel Fagot

At Michel Fagot, Champagne is a long family tradition. The domain of  Rilly La Montagne was founded by the great-grandfather of Olivier Fagot, the current master of the place. From 1890, 2...

Paolo Basso et Marion Boutillez Portraits of winegrowers

Domaine Boutillez Marchand

Boutillez Marchand is a family estate located in the village of Villers-Marmery, in the heart of the Mountain of Reims. It was founded in 1960 by Robert Boutillez, and taken over in 1997 by his...

Marc Augustin présente ses jarres de vinification. Portraits of winegrowers

Marc Augustin

Marc Augustin is not a winemaker like the others. First because he works in biodynamics. A sufficiently rare fact in Champagne to be underlined. Secondly because biodynamics are not, for him, a...

José (Champagne Diot), Delphin (La Briqueterie), Paolo Basso, Jean-Philippe Diot, Yves Chapier et Jean-Pierre (sommeliers de Champagne). Portraits of winegrowers

Domaine Diot

It's a secret not to disclose ... The most recent cuvée produced by the Jean Diot champagnes is a still wine! Run by Jean-Philippe Diot, the small family estate founded in 1960 by his father and...

Paolo Basso entouré de Marie-Christine, Jacques Tissier et leurs enfants. Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne J.M. Tissier

Jacques Tissier is a perfectionist. He has an eye for the slightest detail. And despite his 40-year experience (he has been crisscrossing the vineyard since the age of 14), he keeps on questioning...