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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 generations succeeded to dig the chalk vaulted cellar, long of several hundred meters and located in the second floor basement. Olivier took over the farm in 1990. Passed by his father Michel. He represents the fifth generation and wants to anchor its wines in modern times without denying his traditions, like the beautiful 1950 J. Dollat traditional wine press that stands at the entrance of the cellar. He... Read more

Portraits of winegrowers

Portraits of winegrowers

Les Professionnels du Liège

83% of the wine consumers in France prefer their wine to be closed with a cork stopper. 87% of them associate cork stoppers with quality wine. What can explain this plebiscite? What is the part of...

Portraits of winegrowers

Château de Saint-Pey

Château de Saint-Pey is one of those houses where the savoir-faire is transmitted with passion. At a few minutes drive from Saint-Emilion, in the village of Saint Pey d’Armens, Château de Saint-Pey...

Lloyd Lippens Caroline et Chris Cardon Portraits of winegrowers

A Belgian flag flying over La Haye

What has changed at Château La Haye and Bellevue-Cardon since the arrival of Chris Cardon, a Flemish industrialist in the pharmaceutical world?   Fond of sports and fine wines Chris Cardon had a...

château Bernadotte Portraits of winegrowers

Château Bernadotte

With a wealth of a peculiar history Château Bernadotte and its 40 hectares of vines have taken a new turn since its purchase in 2012 by Antares Cheng, a Hongkongese businessman, owner of a network of...

Pauline Lhote Portraits of winegrowers

Meeting with Pauline Lhote, director of winemaking/head winemaker for Chandon Winery in California

Pauline Lhote is the director of winemaking/head winemaker for Chandon Winery in Yountville California, Moet & Chandon's North American outpost. Following a winter holiday spent with her family...

Portraits of winegrowers

Spotlight on Castel House

Clos des Orfeuilles 2016 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie / White Translucent robe with pale yellow shades. Complex nose with floral aromas, pleasant palate, mineral, a lovely volume. Some floral...

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