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Moet & Chandon's gigantic winery outside Epernay, Champagne

The most popular Champagne brands in France

In France, there are lots of small wine shops, but the majority of all wine is sold in supermarkets. This is especially true of Champagne as Christmas approaches. Which brands are the bestsellers? Here is

Zero residues de pesticides (ZRP), by Collectif nouvueaux champs (cnc) logo

Are there pesticide residues in my wine?

There are different ways to work sustainably and environmentally friendly. Some producers have noted consumers’ fear of pesticide residues in the wine. One path to take is then to work organically and thus completely exclude

Exploring a glacier lake at Mount Cook in New Zealand

Viña San Pedro makes wine to save Chile’s glaciers

Patagonia’s glaciers are melting alarmingly fast. Viña San Pedro in Chile will soon launch a wine to support Glaciares Chilenos, a non-profit association that works to protect Patagonia’s glaciers. The wine is called South Cause

Pinot noir grapes just harvested in a vineyard in Pommard in Burgundy

Early and excellent harvest in the autumn of 2020

In some places, the harvest started earlier than ever this year. Overall, the quality of the grapes has been exceptional. In Champagne, they started picking already on August 17. The quality of the grapes was

A device to release pheromones for sexual confusion in the vineyard, Faugeres, Languedoc

Biocontrol in the vineyard, a natural alternative

Biological control (biocontrol), or sustainable plant protection, is used more and more in the wine industry. It is, of course, a consequence of the fact that organic and sustainable viticulture is becoming more common. Biocontrol

The EU leaf and the organic certifying organisation code FR-BIO-13 Agriculture France

Is it cheating to mix organic and conventional farming?

Demand for organic wine is increasing in France and also in Bordeaux. Wine merchants in Bordeaux have a hard time finding enough organic wine to meet demand. Bernard Farges, chairman of the Bordeaux producers’ organisation

A crown cap, old-fashioned beer cap on a wine bottle

Ordinary crown cap for sparkling wine?

A reader of our Brief had seen an advertisement for a sparkling wine called Bubbly Rosé which was sealed with a regular crown cap (old fashioned beer bottle cap). She wanted to hear more about

One of the world's most amazing bookshops: El Ateneo Grand Splendid in a converted theatre, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Wine Media Conference 2020 is about to kick-off

The Wine Media Conference (WMC), what was once called the Wine Bloggers Conference, has moved online this year and is available for everyone, free of charge. It will be three days of conferences – webinars

Insect hotel to encourage biodiversity

How to get happy bees in the vineyard

Making sure that they don’t harm the bees is vital for all farmers. Vines don’t need the help of bees for the fertilization, but there are still bees in the vineyards. The bees actually thrive

Zero residues de pesticides (ZRP), by Collectif nouvueaux champs (cnc) logo

Are there pesticide residues in my wine?

There are different ways to work sustainably and environmentally friendly. Some producers have noted consumers’ fear of pesticide residues in the wine. One path to

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