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Portraits of winegrowers

Château de La Rivière

In office for 22 years, general manager Xavier Buffo has worked various owners since his arrival at Château de La Rivière, the largest wine estate in Fronsac, a captivating, majestic fortress, planted on a hill overlooking the valley. Here, the traditional visit and-tasting has given way to rather original initiatives ... Of course, his widow remained marked by the tragedy and never returned to Fronsac, but she did not sell it and kept the team in place. The initial project to turn La Rivière into a luxury hotel was abandoned, but not the desire to open the chateau to wine tourism. I go once... Read more


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Champagne & Cigares

For the taster's escape, the sommelier also demonstrates his skills in choosing cigars searching for the most daring pairings. Many facets link the world of food and wine pairings to that of...

Frank Lesterlin Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne Esterlin

Frank Lesterlin arrived at the head of the Esterlin house eighteen months ago, after a period at Louis Jadot in Burgundy, and some good years at Laurent-Perrier and Duval-Leroy. For SommelierS...

Le toit du château en tuiles vernissées, emblématiques de la Bourgogne. Portraits of winegrowers

Château de Couches

In 2009 Patricia and Olivier Poelaert took over Château Marguerite de Bourgogne in the heart of the Côtes du Couchois area. By dint of tenacity, the couple took over the estate of 10 hectares around...

Pascal Piégay et Paolo Basso Portraits of winegrowers

Domaine Amaury

Depuis plus de 40 ans, Pascal Piégay est un amoureux de son terroir et toujours partant pour partager sa passion du vin. Il est à la tête des Châteaux Emker, parmi lesquels le Domaine Amaury. Situé...

Alexandre Plocq Portraits of winegrowers

Château Vieux Rivallon

Since 2015, it's Alexandre Plocq who writes the history of Château Vieux Rivallon, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, resolutely determined to continue his grandfather's work, in his own way ...   In cases...

Laurence Ployez et Raimonds Tomsons Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne Ployez-Jacquemart

1930-2020, 90 years of dedication of three generations where each one brought his signature. Yvonne Jacquemart, founder and daughter of a woman winegrower in Ludes, brought kindness, excellence...