Destination ‘Cité’ 2022: The first stone is laid in ChablisDestination ‘Cité’ 2022: The first stone is laid in Chablis

11 Sep, 2021

Marinos Skolarikos 2021-09-11 Founder Following on from Beaune and Mâcon, Chablis, the third city in the Cité des vins et des Climats de Bourgogne network, has now broken ground. The project is officially underway. This event had been eagerly anticipated by all involved. It has been three years since the signing of the framework agreement with the project's community and funding partners in December 2017, marking the official start of the project.In attendance: Mr. Frédéric Drouhin, President of the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB), Mr. Louis Moreau & Mr. Jean-François Bordet, Presidents of the BIVB Chablis Commission, Mr....
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The Chateau du Clos de Vougeot awarded at the 2021 Wine Tourism Awards
The Chateau du Clos de Vougeot awarded at the 2021 Wine Tourism Awards

10 Jun, 2021

Marinos Skolarikos 2021-06-10 Founder The judges at the 2021 Terre de Vins Wine Tourism Awards at Bordeaux’s Cité du Vin have given their verdicts. The Chateau du Clos de Vougeot was among the prize winners at the third edition, receiving the Grand Prix d’Or in the ‘business and private events’ category. A Grand Prix d’Or for the Château! Organized by the magazine Terre de Vins in partnership with the wine tourism section of the French tourism development agency Atout France, the third consecutive edition of France’s wine tourism awards ceremony – the Trophées de l’Oenotourisme – was held on June...
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Château de Pommard reopens to visitors on June 1st
Château de Pommard reopens to visitors on June 1st

06 Jun, 2021

Marinos Skolarikos 2021-06-06 Founder Following the French government’s decision to ease lockdown restrictions and reopen the country’s borders to international visitors, Château de Pommard is pleased to welcome back visitors starting June 1, 2021. Guests will be able to experience the world of wine and taste Burgundy’s most remarkable cuvées in the heart of this magical region. To celebrate the Château’s reopening, the estate will offer visitors a complimentary tasting of our La Route des Grands Crus wines from June 1st through 30th. During this 45-minute wine experience, visitors will learn about Burgundy’s terroir, history, and classification systems while tasting...
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The Cité des Vins et des Climats de Bourgogne
The Cité des Vins et des Climats de Bourgogne

28 Apr, 2021

The Cité des Vins et des Climats de Bourgogne network is a cultural and tourism project in the three sites of Beaune, Chablis, and Mâcon. These exceptional sites are designed for those seeking to discover and understand the riches of Bourgogne. In particular, they will explore the Climats, those uniquely Burgundian plots of land that characterize the terroir winegrowing model created in the region, where the wines offer a unique reflection of the place where the grapes grow. Strengthened governance The governance of the Association for the Cité des Vins et des Climats de Bourgogne will be further strengthened in...
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Discovering Bourgogne wines, 20th Century
Discovering Bourgogne wines, 20th Century

28 Apr, 2021

In the aftermath of the 1914-18 war, families and assets were scattered. Wine sales were down and small-scale winegrowers were buying tiny plots of vines. Ownership came very much to the fore and many of today’s big wine estates were established in the years between 1920 and 1930. In 1919, the classification of the appellations became official, but it wasn’t until 1936 that the first AOCs were really born with Morey Saint-Denis leading the way. The aim was to confront the crisis by returning confidence to the consumer. In 1925, the Bourgogne winegrowers created the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin...
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Discovering Bourgogne wines, 19th Century
Discovering Bourgogne wines, 19th Century

28 Apr, 2021

After the Revolution, the Bourgogne winegrowing region was dominated by families of wine merchants. It was they who bought the grapes from the winegrowers, who sold the wines and bottled them if they were not being delivered in barrels. The 19th century saw the wines of Bourgogne expressing their identity and enhancing their image as generous and robust with strong red colors. White Bourgognes did not become popular until some time later. This was the golden age of Bourgogne and exports were growing, with wines being dispatched as far as Russia and America. Napoleon insisted on nothing but Chambertin to...
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Discovering Bourgogne wines, 18th Century
Discovering Bourgogne wines, 18th Century

27 Apr, 2021

Bourgogne wines flourished under the leadership of the monks then the dukes of Bourgogne. Their work in identifying the best plots, organizing the vineyards, and implementing procedures to ensure quality production have continued to bear fruit over the centuries. The reputation of Bourgogne wines continues to grow and local women and men continue to construct the terroir of Bourgogne. Bourgogne wines before the 1789 Revolution After the fall of the Duchy of Bourgogne, the King of France took control over the region. But he did not protect the vineyards as the Valois dukes had done, and, as such, the advances...
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The Fete des Vignerons, a living Swiss tradition
The Fete des Vignerons, a living Swiss tradition

27 Apr, 2021

The Fête des Vignerons is more than just a show, it's a heritage, a living tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation since the 18th century. This exceptional and extraordinary event, which combines tradition and modernity, unites an entire region that stretches from Lausanne to Chablais Vaudois. It has been inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO since 1 December 2016. One celebration per generation! It would be easy to forget such a rare event but this is not the case! When the long-awaited date arrives, the whole region is mobilised and intrigued. That...
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Badoux Vins, the star of Chablais
Badoux Vins, the star of Chablais

27 Apr, 2021

Last summer we decided to visit Chablais, which is a wine sub-region of Vaud, situated on the northern shores of Lake Geneva in the west of Switzerland. The area is known for producing fresh, minerally white wines, mainly from Chasselas. Nearby there is Ollon. Ollon is sited in the foothills of green mountains with vast vineyards. Is also the headquarters of Badoux Vins. Patrick Zurkirchen, the sales manager, welcomed us and showed us the legendary winery of the region. Patrick Zurkirchen sales manager: Our winery with an estate of more than 50 hectares is based in Aigle and was founded...
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Wine regions in Greece
Wine regions in Greece

27 Apr, 2021

Allwinestories takes you to the most important wine regions of Greece. The tour begins from Macedonia, where Xinomavro is the red dominant variety in Amyndeo, Goumenissa and Naoussa. Malagouzia, the white variety that survived in the vineyards of Halkidiki, having a long history behind it, is also cultivated there. The region of Epirus is white on the wine map in Zitsa with Debina and red in Metsovo with the Vlachiko variety and the first planting of Cabernet Sauvignon in Greece. In Thessaly we savour the aromatic Moschato of Tyrnavos and the Limniona as well as the red blend of Rapsani;...
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The historic Parian vineyards
The historic Parian vineyards

27 Apr, 2021

The vineyards of Paros have deep historical roots from the Cycladic Civilization times (3200-2000 BC). According to chemist-oenologist Dr. Stavroula Kourakou - Dragona, Paros is the ark that preserved the white variety Monemvasia (Malvasia) from Venetian domination times to the present day. Mantilaria is the red, rich in color and taste variety that is cultivated on most of the vineyards of Paros. In 2011, PDO Malvasia of Paros, a sweet wine with high sugars was added to the above varieties. Both varieties give Designation of Origin wines of a Higher Quality, as established in 1980. Other varieties grown on the...
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Travelling with Allwinestories
Travelling with Allwinestories

27 Apr, 2021

With allwinestories we will travel and experience vineyards just as interesting as the Greek ones. We will follow the wine paths of Veneto. This wine region is characterized by a uniqueness regarding life, culture, arts and letters, enabling the visitor to become passionate about it in all areas; to get introduced to and enjoy gastronomic and wine moments. Follow us in Burgundy. It is well known for both its red and white wines, mostly made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Grand Cru, Premier Cru, Monopole. In the northeast of Italy, we will wander through the vineyards that produce the...
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Journey to Ioannina, the routes of wine
Journey to Ioannina, the routes of wine

26 Apr, 2021

A trip to Epirus, especially in Ioannina and the surrounding area, enchants the visitor and offers him pleasant moments by visiting beautiful places and getting acquainted with simple and hospitable residents. Epirus and the region of Ioannina were the residence of the first tribes of Selles (Hellas), after which the Greeks were named. This is what the ancients emphasize: "Primordial Hellas Epirus" and Aristotle as well: "...the area was inhabited by the people called Greeks then and Hellenes now ". As Epirus is situated in the northeast corner of our country, it has constituted a shield of freedom of the...
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