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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


Éric Taillet Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne éric Taillet

From the heart of the Marne Valley, Eric Taillet is intent on restoring the glory of an often disdained grape variety.   Eric Taillet is a man of many missions. Cheerful, with sparkling blue eyes...

Focus articles

Le Bag in Box

In the early 80s who would have imagined the tremendous development of box wine and its success 30 years later? Non-existent in the early 2000s the Bag in Box format has been continuing an...

Tony Ciccone et Paula sa fille avec David Furer Breakaways in the vineyards

A Tale of Two Peninsulas

Discovering a wine region in the manner in which I prefer can take the form of piggybacking vineyard and winery visits onto an already established event. It was at an annual gathering of Michigan’s...

Domaine Aleksandrovic Breakaways in the vineyards

The A.S.I. delegates in the Serbian vineyard

In a parallel to the assembly organized in Belgrade in early June 2016 the delegates of Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (A.S.I.) visited some domains led by Dejan Zivkoski and Durda...

A. Rosengren et Hervé Dantan Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne Lanson

Stepping in the hallway of Lanson in Reims is like stepping into the history of Champagne. The house was founded in 1760 by François Delamotte who owned vineyards in Ay and Cumières. In 1798 it...

Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne de Castelnau

100 years ago the De CASTELNAU Champagne was created, a brand with unusual foundations for a Champagne House. It owes its creation and its name to the will of a group of contractors of Epernay to pay...