The leading Sunday newspaper in the United Kingdom, the Sunday Times, today recommended the Rives-Blanques Blanquette de Limoux in its ‘Style’ supplement. Light, fragrant and sunny, they said, ideal for weddings. The Wine for The Wedding of William and Kate was a Pol Roger champagne, wrote Bob Tyrer in his On the Bottle column. […]
“Better a good Crémant than a mediocre Champagne” says the authorative voice of Gault Millau in their latest April-May edition. Bad champagnes dressing themselves up with important names such as Veuve Machin (The Widow Gadget) or Baron Truc (Tricky Baron) come no where close to this small selection of nineteen ‘gems’ from around the country. […]
“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 […]