“French agriculture used to be wholly organic” say the French wine experts Bettane & Desseauve in the latest issue of Terre de Vins , “but in the 20th century, when a war-torn country had to be rebuilt, and a hungry and thirsty population needed to forget all its privations, intensive and systematic use of chemical […]
The glossy Dutch magazine read largely by expatriates living in France or those who wish they did, came out with a special Aude feature in this edition. An in-depth article concentrated on the ‘world famous’ wines from Rives-Blanques, with emphasis on its ‘unusually high quality’ Blanquette de Limoux, the favourite fizz produced by the vineyard.
The doyen of the Dutch writing corps, Hubrecht Duijker, has just published his latest book: a feast of a thousand vignettes ranging from the amusing to the instructive. Based on a lifetime in the wine business, Duijker’s easy hand makes this book as readible and enjoyable to the novice as to the expert. In the […]
Belgium’s best known wine-writer, Frank van der Auwera, has just published his latest guide to the 300 best wines in Belgium under € 10.00, with a special chapter devoted to sparkling wines under € 15.00. In the past, the AOC Limoux still white wines from Rives-Blanques have featured in this guide, but this latest edition […]
The authoritative guide to the best 9000 wines in France, the famous Guide Gault Millau, includes nine wines from Rives-Blanques in its 2011 edition. “The altitude accounts for much” they say, as they draw attention to a richness in the mouth which is counterbalanced by the natural minerality and freshness of the wines.