Vintage 2021 : In Bourgogne, a fast floweringVintage 2021 : In Bourgogne, a fast flowering

26 Jun, 2021

Marinos Skolarikos 2021-06-26 Founder The year 2021 still has plenty of surprises in store for winegrowers, both good and bad. Fortunately, flowering, which suddenly happened in mid-June, is in the first category. After May, which was cooler and wetter than usual, temperatures returned to their seasonal norms at the start of June. Then on 8 June, they really took off, rising way above the average. Flowering then happened very quickly, thanks to the hot and dry weather. The mid-flowering stage was reached around the same time as in 2019; between 13 June for the Chardonnay in the Mâconnais and 18...
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Albert Bichot joins forces with the Tara Ocean Foundation for its Microbiome Mission
Albert Bichot joins forces with the Tara Ocean Foundation for its Microbiome Mission

06 Jun, 2021

Marinos Skolarikos 2021-06-06 Founder Having set sail in December 2020, the Tara Ocean Foundation’s Microbiome Mission will travel 70,000 km over the course of two years to study marine microorganisms. This first-of-its-kind mission is paired with a wine-ageing experiment for Albert Bichot, an emblematic name in Burgundy wines and a partner-patron of the foundation. November 2017: The meeting of two impassioned men It was in November 2017, at the 157th Hospices de Beaune wine auction, that Albéric Bichot, Managing Director of Albert Bichot, met Romain Troublé, Managing Director of the Tara Ocean Foundation. A strong bond was established between the...
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Botega Lagarde, An excellent vintage for whites, Malbec and Cabernet Franc
Botega Lagarde, An excellent vintage for whites, Malbec and Cabernet Franc

29 May, 2021

Marinos Skolarikos 2021-05-29 Founder After three months of great passion and effort, Lagarde wrapped the 2021 harvest and the results obtained on our farms are very positive. Despite being a new season affected by the pandemic caused by Covid-19, the protocols implemented by the company with the winery and vineyard staff allowed the tasks to be carried out normally. As for the technical part, the health of the harvested grapes stands out, which promise great white wines and excellent reds. Lagarde, a Mendoza winery founded in 1897, performs its harvest manually, along six family farms, located in Luján de Cuyo...
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Leading wine regions advocate for elimination of tariffs and non-tariff barriers
Leading wine regions advocate for elimination of tariffs and non-tariff barriers

11 May, 2021

The Wine Origins Alliance (WOA), a global coalition of 31 organizations representing nearly 90,000 wineries and grape growers, recently convened virtually in Washington, DC, and Brussels to discuss with U.S. and EU policymakers barriers to trade in wine, including harmful tariffs and the lack of effective protection of wine region names in the U.S. and around the world. WOA members have generated nearly one million jobs and more than billion in global wine exports. However, the global wine industry has been significantly harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that harm has been compounded by retaliatory tariffs on wine that...
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Bourgogne appellations
Bourgogne appellations

28 Apr, 2021

The appellations are at the heart of the organization of the Bourgogne winegrowing region. The appellations are a simple reference point in the diversity of Bourgogne wines. With 84 appellations, the Bourgogne region offers diversity and its richness, the result of 2,000 years spent constructing the terroir. The birth of the AOCs The Bourgogne region’s AOC hierarchy was established between the two world wars. The system, which defines not only the plots but their rank, from the specific Climat to the appellation Village or Régionale, was decided in 1935 and applied in 1936 with the appearance of the first AOC...
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