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Portraits Vignerons - Laure Colombo du Domaine Colombo : Nous aimons tous la vigne mais nous pouvons la travailler différemment - Les Grappes
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Laure Colombo of Domaine Colombo: "We all love the vine but we can work it differently".

Identity : Laure Profession : Winemaker Region: Rhone Valley Appellation: Saint Joseph, Cornas, Saint-Péray His estate : Owner of several hectares in the Rhone Valley, in the north of France, ...

Portraits Vignerons - Stephane Yerle : Le vin nature, ce n’est pas innover, C’est… une tendance vintage - Les Grappes
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Stephane Yerle: "Natural wine is not innovation, it's... a vintage trend".

After working for Alain Brumont, Stephane Yerle and his wife Cécile, passionate about the vine, moved to the Languedoc and founded Vila Voltaire. Activist for an organic viticulture in the Languedoc...

Portaits Vignerons - Le château de Nages crée son premier vin effervescent dans les Costières de Nîmes - Les Grappes
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Château de Nages creates its first sparkling wine in the Costières de Nîmes region

The Château de Nages has belonged to the Gassier family for 4 generations. Each of them has brought their own personal touch, allowing the estate to evolve among the references of the appellatio ...

Portraits Vignerons - Etre une fille dans le monde du vin n'est pas si difficile - Les Grappes
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Being a girl in the wine world isn't so hard.

Diary #2: I was brought up with a credo "at Gaillard nothing is impossible ! ». It was always explained to us that we would find solutions to all our difficulties. As a result, being a girl from...

Portraits Vignerons - Le Château Boutinet: à la découverte d’un terroir d’exception - Les Grappes
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Château Boutinet: discovering an exceptional terroir

Nathalie and Jérôme are the winegrowers of Château Boutinet, a beautiful property on the slopes of Fronsac in the Bordeaux region. Guide and winemaker, they combine the two activities: wine tourism and wine making....

Mets & Vins - Que boire avec un sauté de veau ? - Les Grappes
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What to drink with veal stir-fry?

Meal last Thursday... veal stir-fry with tarragon sauce. It's delicious. So I figured it deserved a wine and food pairing article on the veal stir-fry! What wine with veal stir-fry? Well, it...

Portraits Vignerons - Le Château Fourcas Dupré auprès des grands crus bordelais - Les Grappes
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Château Fourcas Dupré among the Bordeaux grands crus

Château Fourcas Dupré, in the Listrac-Médoc appellation in the Bordeaux region, belongs to Patrice and Ghislain Pagès. Inherited from their father, they bring the property up to the level of the Bordeaux grands crus...

Portraits Vignerons - La tradition du Roussillon c'est l'assemblage, la diversité des sols & des altitudes - Les Grappes
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The tradition of Roussillon is the assembly, the diversity of soils and altitudes.

Diary #7 by Elise Gaillard, winegrower at Domaine Madeloc: If Burgundy has its own climate, Roussillon reveals deep and often very different terroirs (granite, schis, etc.).

Portraits Vignerons - Elise Gaillard : il y a un manque d’intérêt pour nos jeunes vignerons  - les Grappes
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Elise Gaillard: "There is a lack of interest in our young winegrowers".

Diary #3: I found it harder to be young than a woman. We are not often taken seriously, and we are not listened to very much. But I've always liked to pick up the s...

Portraits Vignerons - Comment devient-on vigneron ? - Les Grappes
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How does one become a winemaker?

Diary #4 of Laëtitia Allemand, winegrower at Domaine Allemand: How does one become a winegrower? By a happy coincidence and by passion! At least that's how winemaking adventures are made...

Portraits Vignerons - Au domaine du Salut, Aurélia et Frédéric vont au bout de leurs rêves - Les Grappes
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At the Domaine du Salut, Aurélia and Frédéric are following their dreams.

Aurélia and Frédéric Caumont seized an opportunity to change their lives and become winegrowers. The project led them to the Domaine du Salut, in the Les Graves appellation in the Bordeaux region. They have...

Portraits Vignerons - Le pari est réussi au Clos de l’Elu - Les Grappes
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The bet is successful at the Clos de l'Elu

Thomas and Charlotte CARSIN are the winegrowers of Clos de l'Elu in Anjou Noir. This young couple, conquered and amazed by the world of wine, has jumped into the adventure. With great determination, they...