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Vineyards overlooking the Mosel River, Germany

New harvesting tractor for really steep slopes

To harvest with machine or by hand? Some really don’t have a choice, e.g., producers who have vineyards on very steep slopes where no harvesting machine dares to tread. But that is starting to change.

California wine grape crush vs consumption of California table wine 1977-2021

2022, a year of high quality wines in California

Admittedly, they had to fight spring frosts and very high temperatures, but winegrowers across California are happy to announce an excellent quality vintage for 2022. The harvest period was long and varied regarding when the

Angiolino Maule, founder of VinNatur, at his natural wine fair in Venice, Veneto

Great success for VinNatur’s wine fair in Venice

VinNatur is an Italian organization for natural wine producers founded and run by Angiolino Maule, a wine producer in Gambellara in Veneto. With over 200 members, it is also the most significant in the world

Beaujolais Nouveaux from Dominique Piron

Beaujolais Nouveau – still going strong

Beaujolais Nouveau is still celebrated in France (and elsewhere). Restaurants in Paris were packed on Thursday, 17 November, and many offered special menus featuring local Bourgogne/Beaujolais specialities. 2022 is a magnificent year for Beaujolais, and

Philippe and Perrine Lambert of Domaine des Pasquiers in the Rhone Valley with Britt Karlsson

Seven recommended organic wines

On a recent wine tour, one of the travellers told me that she has difficulty finding good organic wines. I was a bit surprised. There are so many organic wines around these days that it

Chardonnay in Meursault, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France

Burgundy has a new appellation for white wines: AOP Vézelay

New appellations don’t often appear in France. But sometimes, it happens. (Modifying existing ones happens more often.) On October 14, Vézelay in northern Burgundy became an Appellation d’Origine Protégée (AOP). From the beginning, Vézelay was

Road-sign to Gigondas

Gigondas, soon also in white

Some appellations only come in one colour, like Gigondas in the southern Rhône valley, which is always red (or rosé, but these are rarely seen). From 2023 however, Gigondas will also be able to be

AB Agriculture Biologique vin bio label on a bottle

Organic vineyard area reaches record high in France

Recent years have seen a record-breaking increase in organic wine acreage in France. Now you are up to 20% of the total vineyard area, which means 159,868 hectares that are organically certified or under conversion.

A very warm and sunny summer day

Record early harvest after record hot summer

This year the harvest is very early in many places in France. At the beginning of August, some producers had already started in Languedoc-Roussillon. In Champagne, the first village to harvest was on August 20

Kirchberg de Barr Grand Cru, Alsace, Gewurztraminer, Domaine Hering

Pinot noir in Alsace upgraded to grand cru

Alsace now has its first grand cru wines made with pinot noir. Until now, the Alsatian red grape has been banned from grand cru wines. But not anymore. At least not from two of them.

Beaujolais Nouveaux from Dominique Piron

Beaujolais Nouveau – still going strong

Beaujolais Nouveau is still celebrated in France (and elsewhere). Restaurants in Paris were packed on Thursday, 17 November, and many offered special menus featuring local

Philippe and Perrine Lambert of Domaine des Pasquiers in the Rhone Valley with Britt Karlsson

Seven recommended organic wines

On a recent wine tour, one of the travellers told me that she has difficulty finding good organic wines. I was a bit surprised. There

Road-sign to Gigondas

Gigondas, soon also in white

Some appellations only come in one colour, like Gigondas in the southern Rhône valley, which is always red (or rosé, but these are rarely seen).

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