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Trump taxes

Between Trumpian taxes and hope with Biden, what can be expected for French wines’ export towards the US?

Donald Trump’s mandate has been full of surprises. After establishing a first wave of punitive taxes on European wines, he hardened these just 3 weeks before finishing his mandate. A last blow which is far from pleasing French winegrowers for whom this 25% tax is difficult to bear. Prod...
Wine professions

The different wine professions

France is one of the most famous countries in the world for its wine production. Its great vintages, its castles and their century-old histories all contribute to France’s worldwide reputation. Viticulture holds an important place within French culture and its international influence. T...
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Wine sales in the Hospices de Beaune historical monument

Founded in 1443, the hospital Hospices de Beaune’s original purpose was to heal the poor and most disadvantaged in Burgundy. Transformed into a museum in present time, the Hospices de Beaune now represent the most visited historical monument in Burgundy with nearly 500 000 visitors per ...
natural wine

What is a natural wine?

Without any fuss, rules nor sulfite, natural wine is the wine of the moment. It appeals to all with its magical notes, elaborated solely with natural yeasts and its bacteria’s evolution. A purely natural creation, some of these wines have puzzled even the greatest amateurs and tasters. ...
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Rosé, this summer’s Rockstar

Rosé is definitely a big part of the wine revolution which has been retransforming the wine scene over the last few years. Erstwhile downgraded, it has now become a high-end wine nowadays. To what is due this evolution? It is now present everywhere: afternoons spent outside in the garde...
harvesting machine

The harvesting machine, a gain in time and money at the expense of quality?

Created in 1971, the harvesting machine is a tool which allows winegrowers to mechanically pick up grapes. Despite popular criticisms linked to the machine’s lack of delicacy and care when handling grapes and vineyards, it allows producers to save considerable amounts of both time and m...
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Covid 19’s impact on wine’s consumption, distribution and production

How are winegrowers adapting to the crisis and its consequences?   Sales headed downwards in many regions, including the Champagne-Ardenne region, which estimates its financial loss at nearly a third of its usual annual revenue. Poor working conditions, a scarce workforce and falling yi...
What is fortified wine?

What is fortified wine?

Wines come in all shapes and sizes. You know the difference between red, white and rosé; you may even know your grape varieties and appellations/regions well (and if you’ve been keeping up with our blog posts, you’ll be an expert!). But outside of the Chablis, the Bordeaux and the Champ...
Wines from all over the world

Discovering Wines from the New World

Today, the wine industry has crossed almost every border in the world. Although the three main world producers are located in Europe, wine is also produced in Chile, China and New Zealand.  There is also a difference between the wines from Old Europe and the wines from the New World. Th...
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Summer Wines: which wine to drink during the summer?

With summer around the corner, evening drinks are becoming more popular, and with these exceptional spring temperatures, everyone is dreaming of a warm and blissful summer. A prolonged quarantine period will not change a thing. Everyone will still be free to treat themselves to a drink ...