Languedoc wine star Gérard Bertrand has significant reach a stone’s throw from major hotspots in Herault and Aude: Carcassonne, Narbonne and Montpellier.
Do wine writers really want to be winemakers? Well, when it comes to Brooks Winery that’s probably true. It could be said that well-respected Brooks is a proxy for all that’s right in Oregon wine, the Willamette Valley in particular, Eola-Amity Hills, in super-particular.
Vigneron Julien Brocard and his associates at Vents Contre Air oppose the proposed installation of seven new 150-meter-tall (nearly 500 feet) turbines in the village of Prehy, a stone’s throw from Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard.
Maricruz Antolin is the winemaker and agronomist at Krontiras in Argentina’s Mendoza, the first winery in Mendoza to process organic and biodynamic grapes in their own certified and organic winery.
Sicilia DOC is a consortium of 300 Sicilian+ wine producers with a rich history of winemaking, discussed by Alberto Tasca, DOC board member and 7th generation vintner.
Join the #ItalianFWT group at 10am central on 4/6 for more stories like this featuring the Island Wines of Italy.
An exciting château and vineyard renovation in Burgundy reveals tales of forgotten bottles of Pommard, Thomas Jefferson visits, a luxury hotel and sheep in the biodynamic vineyards.
I’ve had the opportunity to cover several aspects of biodynamic and organic winemaking recently on Forbes. I try to cover biodynamics as much as I can, and I’d like to be sure readers of L’Occasion know these stories are available. Thanks for reading, here or at Forbes, and for sharing your stories with me. Alois…
Champagne André Jacquart, under the lead of Doyard, represents a modern-style of Champagne de Vigneron.
This month I’m hosting a wine writer’s event centered on the Island Wines of Italy. In researching for the event I’ve learned that there are more than 450 Italian islands. 350 of them are in the sea, either as an element of an archipelago or a singleton. There are 100 lake and lagoon islands, of which Venice comprises 32 of them.
Joško Gravner’s vineyards and cellars in Oslavia—in the Friuli region of Italy, stitched to the border of Slovenia, where one of Gravner’s vineyards exists—are infused with the philosophy that “nature offers everything we need.”
Like any other wine region, simply covering “Provence” isn’t adequate. To remedy this blanket thinking, we’ll dive into a very unique appellation: Bellet.
Tannat and Parilla––meat cooked over an open fire––is very much a thing. But, it turns out Tannat from Uruguay is packed with freshness. To a wine, Uruguayan Tannat is not harsh––based on my recent tasting of around 120 wines from Uruguay, a large portion of them Tannat.
I’m hosting a wine writers’ collaboration event—Wine Pairing Weekend—during which a group of wine, food and travel bloggers zoom in on a particular topic. On Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 10am that topic is Uruguay!
“Organic certified 35 ha, cultivated according to the biodynamic method: vineyards, wood, arable land, olive grove and natural truffle-ground. That’s the Fongoli farm.”