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LePlan-Vermeersch GT-Syrah 2016

La troisième vidéo du duo de choc de la Maison LePlan-Vermeersch! Vous découvrez le cépage ‘Syrah’ dans toute sa splendeur. C’est du non répété, brut de décoffrage et sans téléprompteur

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LePlan-Vermeersch GT-Grenache 2016

La deuxieme vidéo du duo de choc de la Maison LePlan-Vermeersch! Vous découvrez le cépage ‘Grenache’ dans toute sa splendeur. C’est du non répété, brut de décoffrage et sans téléprompteur

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LePlan-Vermeersch GT-Carignan 2016

La toute première vidéo du duo de choc de la Maison LePlan-Vermeersch! Vous découvrez le cépage ‘Carignan’ dans toute sa splendeur. C’est du non répété, brut de décoffrage et sans téléprompteur  

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Canabis Sparkling Wine in development

As cannabis becomes legal in Canada next month, the rush to produce cannabis-laced drinks is on and a sparkling wine infused with the drug is in development. As reported by Forbes, Californian cannabis-focused agriculture company Terra Tech has linked up with Washington-based cannabis drinks maker Valiente to produce a non-alcoholic … Read More

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MOTORBIKE POWERED ON VODKA BREAKS SPEED RECORD

A 1980 Yamaha XS850, converted to run on recycled-vodka made by Montana-based Montgomery Distillery, has achieved a record average speed of 113mph at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials. The bike, which was hand-built by the distillery’s owner Ryan Montgomery, took part in the race on the Bonneville Salt Flats over … Read More

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HOT SUMMER BOOSTS FRENCH HARVEST

The 2018 harvest in France looks set to herald a return to normal after some tough losses last year, with volumes projected to rebound 25% overall. The French agricultural ministry has estimated that the 2018 harvest will be some 25% bigger than that of 2017, back up to around 46.1 … Read More

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Wine Condoms Now A Million-Dollar Business

An entrepreneurial mother and son duo are laughing all the way to the bank as their quirky ‘wine condom’ business has amassed over a million dollars in sales. Founded in 2014 off the back of a successful Kickstarter campaign by entrepreneur Mitch Strahan and his 51-year-old mother Laura Bartlett, the … Read More

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French Wine Scientists Engineer Supergrapes

SCIENTISTS ENGINEER ‘SUPERGRAPES’ TO COMBAT FUNGAL DISEASE French wine scientists have engineered four new ‘supergrapes’, which have already been accepted into the official catalogue of French grape varieties, that are resistant to rot and require virtually no pesticides. Researchers embarked on a “breeding programme” called ResDur in 2000 to engineer … Read More

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Wie nooit alcohol drinkt, loopt hoger risico op dementie

Franse onderzoekers: “Wie nooit alcohol drinkt, loopt hoger risico op dementie” Welk effect heeft alcohol op lange termijn op je lichaam? En wat als je helemaal géén alcohol drinkt? Het zijn vragen waarop Severine Sabia, een onderzoeker bij het Franse nationale gezondheidsinstituut Iserm, en haar collega’s de voorbije jaren een … Read More

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Export Markets Shine For Rhone Vally

Sales of Rhône Valley wines remained stable last year with export sales proving particularly robust while harvest yields in 2017 were down 18%. In its annual overview of the region, InterRhône reports that total sales in 2017 amounted to 2.7 million hectolitres, with export volumes rising 7% in volume although … Read More

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Top French Estates Protest New Label Plans

More than 60 of France’s leading châteaux have written in protest to the government against proposals which could see cigarette-style warnings slapped on the front of their bottles. The 64 producers, including Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Yquem, Cheval Blanc and Pol Roger, wrote an open letter to the French daily Le … Read More

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Côtes du Rhône met een regenboog

Shosin De windmolens van het tankstation van Kruibeke draaien langzaam rond alsof ze wachten op de volle aandacht van het rijdende publiek. Vóór mij is het kerstmis: allemaal rode lichtjes die uit- en aanfloepen. Hier is hij weer: die goeie ouwe bekende van een file in aanloop van de Kennedytunnel. … Read More

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Ann Vermeersch, Vigneronne d’origine Belge

Les vins de la vallée du Rhône à la reconquête de la Belgique L’an dernier, les exportations ont baissé de 6% selon la filière des Vins de la Vallée du Rhône. Alors pour doper les exportations, journalistes et blogueurs sont invités à faire le tour des vignobles.  Avec comme guide … Read More