Wines news of France XXXII !!

Well, we are now in Fall season , and October 2022 , so we are all ready for the cold weather indeed. Anyway, always good to bring the best of Wine news of France. First ,thanks to all my readers and/or followers! Oh yeah, the wines of France are just super simply awesome and a great tradition. Often imitated, some time equaled ,but never surpass! Let me give some news shall we; hope you enjoy it as I.

Artémis Domaines, owned by the Pinault family, merges with Maisons & Domaines Henriot and becomes a leading player in the wine sector. This operation is effective as of September 30, 2022.

Artémis Domaines is a group with unanimously recognized know-how for cultivating prestigious terroirs and producing exceptional wines with strict respect for the environment. Property of the Pinault family, the group owns Château Latour, 1er grand cru classé in Pauillac, the Clos de Tart in Morey-Saint-Denis and the Eugénie estate in Vosne-Romanée in Burgundy, the Château Grillet vineyard in the valley du Rhône, or the Eisele Vineyard located in the Napa Valley in California, as well as a minority stake in Champagne Jacquesson. Artemis Domaines webpage :

The Maisons & Domaines Henriot family group owns Bouchard Père & Fils in Beaune, William Fèvre in Chablis, Maison Henriot in Champagne and Beaux-Frères in Oregon. Champagne Henriot has belonged since 1808 to the very restricted circle of historic Champagne Houses that have remained entirely independent and family owned. Since 1731, Bouchard Père & Fils has brought together a fabulous wine-growing heritage of nearly 100 hectares in the Côte-d’Or, including many precious plots, such as Montrachet, Chevalier Montrachet, Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus, Corton Charlemagne, Bonnes Mares, Chambertin or Meursault Genevrières. Domaine William Fèvre is the most important operator of Grands Crus in Chablis. Founded in 1986, Beaux-Frères has established itself today as a benchmark estate in Oregon. Maisons & Domaines Henriot webpage :

Bollinger’s grand design! The house of Aÿ is preparing for its bicentenary with a large format program that includes new cuvées but also the creation of a hotel and a restaurant. Webpage :

In just four years of existence, the La Bouche du Roi estate, located in Davron in the Yvelines,(dept 78) has imposed its production on the most beautiful tables in the region. Their chardonnay caught the eye of chef Thierry Marx, who selected it for its Madame Brasserie restaurant on the 1st fl (2nd US) of the Eiffel Tower, and their full range is served on the tables of Alain Ducasse at the Palace of Versailles. In barely four years, the wines of the La Bouche du Roi estate, produced in the Yvelines by Adrien Pélissié, Julien Bengue and Julien Brustis, have seduced the most demanding palates. For the past few days, their vats have been welcoming the first harvests of the six farmers from Essonne and Yvelines who have just embarked on viticulture with ambition. Versailles tourist office info :

La Tour d’Argent organizes an online sale of old vintages,until October 8 2022, The resto is currently closed for restoration, but holds an exceptional sale of 1000 bottles initially intended to be served at its gastronomic table. The wine selection made by Victor González, the restaurant’s head sommelier, is made up of emblematic wines from the French terroir, including many Burgundy wines, but also little-known appellations from the national vineyard.More info webpage :

Traditionally organized in June in Bordeaux, Gironde dept 33 in odd-numbered years, alternating with the River Festival, the wine tourism festival will now thrill the Bordeaux metropolis every June. See you from June 22 to 25, 2023, and in preview from June 15 The other major aspect highlighted by the Bordeaux Métropole Tourist and Convention Bureau, organizer of the event in coordination with the CIVB Bordeaux Wine Interprofessional Council (with the assistance of the Bordeaux Métropole Tourism Mission, the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Food Agency AANA, and the support of the City of Bordeaux, Bordeaux Métropole, the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, Aquitaine, the Departmental Council with Gironde Tourisme and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bordeaux), it is the environmental aspect. Webpage :

Not wine, but worth mentioning . The oldest brewery in France, Meteor beers have been produced on the same Alsatian site, in Hochfelden, since 1640. In the Haag family since 1844, it is now run by Edouard, who embodies the eighth generation at the head of the company, The brewery achieves a production of 500,000 hectoliters of beer per year, a struggle to find a place in this competitive market which had 2,300 French breweries in 2020, In order to reduce its impact on the environment but also its costs, Meteor has set up a bottle return system,and an unique marketing campaign, webpage :

And again not wine but goes with it marvelous !!! The first Great Mussel Festival arrives in October 2022 in Paris , The Great Mussel Festival takes up residence in the 4éme, 9éme and 13éme arrondissements, but also in Nogent-sur-Marne (Val de Marne 94). Organized by the catering group Cie Les Maquereaux, To take advantage of this popular meal, the organizers are offering you a single price of 15€ , La Grande Fête de la Moule at 14, quai de l’Hôtel-de-Ville – 4éme , 47-49 , avenue de Trudaine 9éme, 66, quai d’Austerlitz 13éme, and Square Tino-Rossi, Nogent-sur-Marne (94),From October 13, 2022 and from 19h30, Paris going out guide webpage :

There you go folks, another wine episode of my belle France! The wines of France that is, superbe, sublime, wonderful, gorgeous, enjoy without moderation but accompanying a meal, family table just perfect. See you in the vineyards of France.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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