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Can you count to Châteauneuf-du-Pape?

Châteauneuf-du-Pape has over the last decade or two seen a tremendous development both in terms of popularity and more importantly in terms of quality of the wines (hopefully the two aspects are linked). It has also been named “Wine Village of the Year” by the Swedish wine tasting club Munskänkarna (with 20,000 members!). Some of […]

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The Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Book

The Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Book By: Harry Karis Photo and design: Phil Karis Kavino Book Publishing, www.cdpwinebook.com It is a relatively easy task to review this book, in a way. It is likely to be the standard tome on Châteauneuf for the foreseeable future. It is has almost 500 pages and weighs over two and a […]

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Rhone vineyard next location for American ’reality show’

According to a press release from Vignobles Investissement they have been tasked by the Film Commission of Luberon Vaucluse to find a suitable winery location to record a series of reality shows. It is the American producer PBS that is producing the series. Apparently, the programs have already been shot, during the 2009 harvest. When […]

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World’s best syrah

Syrah du Monde is the competition for wines made from the syrah grape. It is of course held in the Rhône valley. This year’s top ten wines included syrahs from South Africa, Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Switzerland (!), USA and Italy. Not bad. You can find the full list of winners here: www.syrah-du-monde.com

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Marie Giraud, Domaine Giraud

Domaine Giraud, Marie Giraud interview [E] – BKWine TV

Interview with Marie Giraud co-proprietor and co-winemaker of Domaine Giraud. She runs the property with his brother Francois. It’s a family vineyard since 40 years back. Marie works with the Vinification and Francois works with the vineyards. It is located in Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the southern Rhone Valley (France). They make three different wine cuvees with […]

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Discover the wines of the Rhône

There are not many better occasions to discover the wines of the Rhône than the Découverte en Vallée du Rhône. Over several days there are many tastings and meetings with vignerons in villages all along the district. This year it takes place on March 16-21. Trade only. More info www.inter-rhone.com. The only better way to […]

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Christine Saurel, Domaine Montirius

Domaine Montirius, #7 – a biodynamic wine grower, how a vine functions [E] – BKWine TV

Interview with Christine Saurel of Domaine Montirius vineyards. Domaine Montirius is located in the southern Rhone valley, in Gigondas and in Vacqueyras. The winery is owned and run by Christine and Eric Saurel, a young couple who have moved the vineyards to biodynamic culture. It is 58 hectares of vineyard in appellation controllee Gigondas, Vacqueyras […]

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Christine Saurel, Domaine Montirius

Domaine Montirius #6 – a biodynamic wine grower, herbal preparations [E] – BKWine TV

Interview with Christine Saurel of Domaine Montirius vineyards. Domaine Montirius is located in the southern Rhone valley, in Gigondas and in Vacqueyras. The winery is owned and run by Christine and Eric Saurel, a young couple who have moved the vineyards to biodynamic culture. It is 58 hectares of vineyard in appellation controllee Gigondas, Vacqueyras […]

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Christine Saurel, Domaine Montirius

Domaine Montirius #5 – a biodynamic wine grower, Maria Thun and the life of the radish [E] – BKWine TV

Interview with Christine Saurel of Domaine Montirius vineyards. Domaine Montirius is located in the southern Rhone valley, in Gigondas and in Vacqueyras. The winery is owned and run by Christine and Eric Saurel, a young couple who have moved the vineyards to biodynamic culture. It is 58 hectares of vineyard in appellation controllee Gigondas, Vacqueyras […]

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A bottle in the vineyard at Domaine Montirius

Domaine Montirius, #4 – a biodynamic wine grower, basics in biocynamic viticulture [E] – BKWine TV

Domaine Montirius is located in the southern Rhone valley, in Gigondas and in Vacqueyras. The winery is owned and run by Christine and Eric Saurel, a young couple who have moved the vineyards to biodynamic culture. It is 58 hectares of vineyard in appellation controllee Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Cotes du Rhone, and some Vin de […]

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Christine Saurel, Domaine Montirius

Domaine Montirius #3, a biodynamic wine grower, leaving the co-operative [E] – BKWine TV

Interview with Christine Saurel of Domaine Montirius vineyards. Domaine Montirius is located in the southern Rhone valley, in Gigondas and in Vacqueyras. The winery is owned and run by Christine and Eric Saurel, a young couple who have moved the vineyards to biodynamic culture. It is 58 hectares of vineyard in appellation controllee Gigondas, Vacqueyras […]

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Christine Saurel, Domaine Montirius

Domaine Montirius #2 – a biodynamic wine grower, discovering biodynamic farming [E] – BKWine TV

Interview with Christine Saurel of Domaine Montirius vineyards. Domaine Montirius is located in the southern Rhone valley, in Gigondas and in Vacqueyras. The winery is owned and run by Christine and Eric Saurel, a young couple who have moved the vineyards to biodynamic culture. It is 58 hectares of vineyard in appellation controllee Gigondas, Vacqueyras […]

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Christine Saurel, Domaine Montirius

Domaine Montirius #1 – a biodynamic wine grower, from traditional to organic [E] – BKWine TV

Interview with Christine Saurel of Domaine Montirius vineyards. Domaine Montirius is located in the southern Rhone valley, in Gigondas and in Vacqueyras. The winery is owned and run by Christine and Eric Saurel, a young couple who have moved the vineyards to biodynamic culture. It is 58 hectares. They have a fascinating story to tell […]

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Chapoutier expands in Portugal and/or Beaujolais

The famous Rhone wine producer Michel Chapoutier was on the brink of signing the deal to acquire a 15 ha property in Beaujolais, but when the seller suddenly raised the price from 90 000 euro per hectare to 120 000 euro Chapoutier pulled out. Chapoutier is most famous for his hermitage and for his enthusiasm […]

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Beaucastel buys Tourelles in Gigondas

Or to be more precise, the Perrin family, owners of the famous Domaine de Beaucastel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, has bought the Domaine des Tourelles in Gigondas. Tourelles is a highly regarded Gigondas vineyard with 9 ha of vines. www.vitisphere.com

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Black truffles at the truffles market in Alba in Piemonte

Truffle hunting – the black diamond | BKWine TV

Truffle hunting with a dog (or a pig) is a very special experience. The black Perigord truffle, Tuber Melanosporum, The Black Diamond, hides in the ground and only a trained dog (or more rarely, a pig) can find it – one of the rarest gastronomic delicacies, used in small quantities in luxury cuisine. This is […]

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Crozes-Hermitage snapshot

With its 1430 ha it is the biggest appellation in the northern Rhône valley – Annual production is 60,000 hl, 93% of which is red – The appellation accounts for 50% of all wines from the northern Rhône – Maximum yield is 45 hl/ha – Grape varieties: Red Crozes is made from Syrah. The whites […]

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Lynch-Bages owner buys Sénéchaux in Châteauneuf

Jean-Michel Cazes, owner of the famous Château Lynch-Bages in Bordeaux, has acquired Domaine des Sénéchaux in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Sénéchaux. Sénéchaux has previously been one rather inconspicuous Châteauneuf property, but that will no doubt now change, judging from the “Cazes effect” in his previous projects. Decanter.com and vitisphere.com

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