1. Rendez-vous avec Gabrielle Vizzavona

    INTERVIEW : IMAGINING LIFE AFTER WITH AURÉLIEN GIL-ARTAGNAN

    By Gabrielle Vizzavona Aurélien Gil-Artagnan — Head sommelier, La Réserve, Paris « OUR TWO-STAR MICHELIN CHEF, JÉRÔME BANCTEL, HAS INTRODUCED TAKE-AWAY MEALS AND I HAVE PUT TOGETHER A WINE LIST TO GO WITH THEM  » How have you maintained (…)

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    [ARTICLE #7] MALBEC’S JOURNEY

    By Gabrielle Vizzavona MALBEC’S JOURNEY, FROM THE VINEYARDS OF SOUTH-WEST FRANCE TO THE ARGENTINEAN DESERT April 17 is Malbec World Day Like all great destinies, Malbec’s path has been circuitous. Its cradle lies in the ancient province (…)

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    [ARTICLE #6] CORSICAN WINE GROWERS SHOW A UNITED FRONT IN PARIS

    By Gabrielle Vizzavona Interest is keen and Corsican winegrowers are more motivated – and cohesive – than ever before. Collective efforts rolled out over the last twenty years have secured recognition for the quality of the wines; (…)

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    INTERVIEW : “JORDANE ANDRIEU PROVIDES AN UPDATE ON THE AMERICAN MARKET”

    By Gabrielle Vizzavona The news came as a bombshell, despite the fact that President Donald Trump had long been hinting that he wanted to take punitive measures against several European countries by taxing 150 local products. He (…)

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    [ARTICLE #5] AS 2020 GETS UNDERWAY, BOURGOGNE WEIGHS UP ITS OPPORTUNITIES, AND UNCERTAINTIES

    By Gabrielle Vizzavona 2019 HARVEST – SMALL IN QUANTITY, BUT GREAT IN QUALITY At 1.2 million hectolitres, the 2019 vintage is the smallest harvest by volume since 2003. Compared with 2018, it is down an estimated 35%. (…)

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    INTERVIEW : « EVERY WINEGROWER NEEDS TO AWAKEN THEIR CONSCIENCE AND ASK THEMSELVES WHAT THEIR PRIORITIES ARE ».

    By Gabrielle Vizzavona The story began in 1973 when Georges Bertrand acquired the family property in Villemajou. Gérard Bertrand, who would pioneer the revival of Languedoc wines, transformed the family business into an empire that now boasts (…)

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    [ARTICLE #4] THE FRENCH AND WINE IN RESTAURANTS

    By Gabrielle Vizzavona DECEMBER 2019 MARKS THE RELEASE OF A MAJOR SURVEY CONDUCTED BY PARISIAN RESEARCH AGENCY OPINIONWAY FOR WINE PARIS. THE QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS WAS CONDUCTED ON A CROSS-SECTION OF 2,125 PEOPLE AGED OVER 18. BUT WHAT (…)

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    [ARTICLE #3] A TASTE FOR BITTERNESS

    By Gabrielle Vizzavona LONG CONSIDERED A FAULT, BITTER FLAVOURS ARE INCREASINGLY APPRECIATED BY WINE ENTHUSIASTS A misunderstood and much-maligned flavour, the slightest allusion to bitterness is rarely flattering and for a long time the descriptor seemed doomed (…)

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    INTERVIEW : “HALF OF OUR CUSTOMERS’ CHOICES ARE DICTATED BY VALUES”

    By Gabrielle Vizzavona MATTHIEU LE PRIOL, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF LAVINIA: « HALF OF OUR CUSTOMERS’ CHOICES ARE DICTATED BY VALUES INSPIRED BY ETHICS AND A DESIRE TO SAFEGUARD ARTISANAL PRODUCERS » The Lavinia group, which boasts 7 wine stores (…)

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