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Anjou producer faces jail for protest labels

13/10/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

Olivier Cousin, a small biodynamic wine producer in the AOC Anjou in the French Loire area, faces a sentence of two years because he labeled one of his wines incorrectly out of protest. Cousin left the AOC in 2005 and his wines have since been released as Vin de Table (VDT). He left the AOC in protest because the rules are too lax and for example allowed producers in the warm 2003 vintage to both acidify and chaptalize (add sugar to) their wines. But > Read more …

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2009 M. Chapoutier Viognier Granges de Mirabel

13/01/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

2009 M. Chapoutier Viognier Vin de Pays des Côteaux de l’Ardèche Domaine des Granges de Mirabel – France, Rhône, Ardèche, Vin de Pays des Côteaux de l’Ardèche (12/13/2010) Honey, buttered toast, a hint of minerals and ripe yellow fruit on the nose and the palate, refreshing acidity, good balance, but quite ripe (slight hint of botrytis?); a touch of bitterness > Read more …

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Third Event of Natural Wine

20/04/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

Saturday and Sunday 2 and 3 May, Aalst, Belgium The third event of natural wine in Aalst, Belgium welcomes this year nineteen growers and suppliers of pure and natural wines and products. The salon is an organization of Wijnfolie from Aalter. The participants will include: Domaine Léonine, Domaine Matin Calme, Domaine La Marche, Domaine Le Scarabée en Domaine Potron Minet > Read more …

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Second Salon des Vignerons in Liège, Belgium

20/02/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

The second edition of the Salon des Vignerons in Olne, Liège, Belgium, takes place from April 17-19 2009. The exhibition gathers 35 wineries who practice organic agriculture, biodynamic agriculture and / or minimal intervention during winemaking. The magazine Rouge et le Blanc organizes blind tastings, the public can also taste and there are lectures by the winemakers. The exhibition starts > Read more …

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Traces Of Pesticides In Some Bio Wines

26/11/2008 Jozef Schildermans 0

The Belgian consumer organization Test-Achats questions the reliability of the labelling of bio wines. The consumer organization found four bio wines with measurable traces of pesticides during a recent study of seventeen such wines. Luckily, the legal standards for pesticides were not exceeded for any wine. Wine growers in general still use a lot of pesticides. According to Test-Achats about > Read more …

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Website over biologische wijn geopend

15/05/2006 Jozef Schildermans 0

De Franse vereniging Association Bien Boire promoot biologische wijn in Frankrijk en in Europa. Ze heeft een database met informatie over ruim 800 wijndomeinen, de wijnen, de nationale en internationale verkooppunten en proefnotities (in de loop van het jaar). Deze database was al beschikbaar in het Frans, Duits en Engels en is nu ook in het Nederlands vertaald. De database > Read more …