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20/11/2017

Wine Production Under Strain

The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) reported that this year's wine production had been at its lowest since the 1960's. Indeed, the harvest saw an 8% fall in production with only 246.7 million hectolitres. Moreover, despite a growing wine consumption among different population types, the production decreases steadily.

According to the OIV, climate change...

12/06/2017

10 Things About Cabernet Sauvignon You Didn't Know

There is no doubt that Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most talked about grape varieties when it comes to red wines. This strain which comes from the French city of Bordeaux in the 17th century is the result of the crossing between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, hence its name. But there is so much more to the delicious grape, read more about it here: 

Cabernet...

6/01/2017

New and better breeds to preserve Champagne

It is well known that climate change is a global phenomenon that affects every one of us, including our agricultural processes and therefore our precious wine. The industry has already suffered many consequences because of this environmental problem and will continue to do in the future. However, for our luck, many people, including scientists and farmers, are thinking in new...

9/12/2016

3 Movies where champagne (also) plays a role

The seventh art is a pleasure for our senses, like a glass of champagne, which has had its moments of glory on the big screen and now is time to recognize its great performances in emblematic films of cinema.

1. James Bond: a film that is an icon in the UK and around the world, where, as we know, glamour and exclusivity are present within each of the works that take...

22/08/2016

What is like to be in the largest Wine Museum of the World?

Wine lovers now have another place to visit this summer. We are talking about the City of Wine or Cité du Vin, located in Bordeaux, France, and occupies no less than 140,000 square feet, a really good and considerable surface to explore and learn about wine culture through the activities they offer.

One of the reason of its importance is that, besides being very big, is...

1/07/2016

9 bars to enjoy a good wine in Paris

Although Spain is emerging as one of the most gastronomic countries, Paris is still famous for its cuisine, champagne and good wines. If you go to Paris for a romantic getaway or holidays, this is where you'll get the city's best wines.

Madeleine L'Écluse. Here, you can taste delicious Bordeaux wines and other regional specialities. Don't miss out on the good...

12/10/2015

Bars to drink good wine in Paris

We continue in France and this time it's turn for wine bars. In Paris night-life is one of the biggest attractions, and if you're looking for options to have fun in good company be sure to know some of the bars to drink good wine recommended by Time Out.

Le Garde Robe: Located near the ancient Samaritano, it is a wine bar with an excellent reputation where you...

28/02/2013

Wine consumption in France reached a record low

French producers are concerned, and rightly so, because -apart from other problems related to competition and appellations of origin- they are seeing as, in recent years, their countrymen are drinking less and less amount of wine. In fact, according to a recent study made by FranceAgriMer, under the French Ministry of Agriculture, the average consumption is just one glass a...

19/03/2012

Cognac, bouquet from France

When we talk about Cognac, it´s clear that we are referring to a special spirit. It is because of its geographical specificity, which restricts its output to a little place in the world, coincidences of life, it is in France and includes the regions of Charente-Maritime, Charente, Deux-Sevres and the Dordogne, which in turn are divided into six zones:

- Grande...

2/08/2010

Consumers stay home and drink wine

Good news for the wine industry: a recent survey shows wine has become consumers' first choice in the US, UK, and Australia when they stay at home, which itself remains a strong trend as people seem reluctant to return to their pre-Crisis levels of spending on eating and drinking out.

The bad news for upper tier wineries is that the wines chosen remain on the lower end of the price scale in...