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Wine consumption in France reached a record low

 - French producers are concerned, and rightly so, because -apart from other problems related to competition and appellations of origin- they are seeing as, in recent years, their countrymen are drinking less and less amount of wine. In fact, according to a recent study made by FranceAgriMer, under the French Ministry of Agriculture, the average consumption is just one glass a day when traditionally it was much higher.

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Saint - Emillion wines new classification

 TAGS:The classification system of Saint - Emilion wines has the characteristic of being subject to revision. In fact, this statement is not just a simple line that thickens some kind of agreement from decades ago but a reality that has been implemented, approximately every ten years, and which has its consequences. However, after the 2006 revision there were only 5 years until the new one which took place in 2011, when it was decided to review all the classification again.

The 2012 classification regulation was approved in June last year and it took into account no more and no less than eighty-two different wine properties. This comprehensive review resulted in almost a year of work against the clock (i.e. ten months uninterrupted).

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World leaders' favorite drinks

 TAGS:World leaders are human. They have a favorite football team, movie, meal and even a favorite drink. Psychologists can probably get a lot from the information I will share with you in this post and they will for sure attribute all kinds of personality traits to each of these powerful leaders, based on the contents of their glass. Is it true that all beer or whisky drinkers have something in common?

Well, in the first assault we have Barack Obama and Angela Merkel. If this unrivaled couple gather together a holiday on a terrace by the sea on a sunny afternoon (we will give a bucolic touch to the matter), they both would ask for beer.

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When a Château is not a Château?

 TAGS:According to the traditional definition, accepted as the norm, a "Château" is one of the wines of France with Controlled Denomination of Origin (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée - AOC) elaborated exclusively with grapes from a single estate or property. So far so clear.

The problem is that from some countries, especially the United States, where there is no regulation about it, they are trying that this limitation does not affect the so-called American wines, whose production process does not requires this restriction and can be made from grapes purchased elsewhere. So, U.S. producers intend to export wines called "Château" or "Clos" (another denomination subject to controversy) without any restrictions.

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Beaujolais!!

 TAGS: TAGS:Today is the day that Beaujolais wines officially go on sale and the launch has even reached the United States.

Thus, the Chamber of Commerce of France in the United States wishes to join the release, promoting the wine in Denver.

In this case, Amélie Company, Denver, has created a series of posters that combine the two countries regarding the launch, in a sort of fellowship of the two countries.

Do you like the posters?

Source: The Denver Egotist

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Wine and more from Languedoc-Roussillon

 - In the heart of the Pyrénées-Orientales department, between the Mediterranean and Corbières, flanked by the mountains of Canigou and Les Albères, the Languedoc-Roussillon vines grow in a variety of landscapes, soils and microclimates.

The wine producing area is crossed by three valleys and includes several types of terrain, hills, slopes and terraces, where soils of slate, gneiss, granite, gravel and limestone give character to the famous wines of Roussillon. Seven natural dry and sweet wines with denomination of origin are found in over 38,000 hectares of vineyards spread across these lands.

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Pauillac, luxury in the Gironde left side

 TAGS:Water plays a decisive role on the development of Médoc grapes and their proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and their location, near the Gironde, set features and is probably the cause of that French wines from this region are the inspiration for all other wines of this country and some abroad. It is no coincidence that the region of Pauillac is precisely here.

It does not seem coincidental either that Pauillac is among the most prestigious wine regions around Bordeaux, just as Margaux, Saint Estèphe and Saint Julien are.

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Saint-julien, art in Bordeaux

 TAGS:Art in Bordeaux, so are the wines of Saint-Julien: interesting and different, unique pieces which show while getting uncorked that there is no part of their elaboration process that has been taken lightly. Everything has a meaning and, like art, it is not always fully understood, in fact it is sometimes misunderstood, but some others it can make crazy to whoever taste it for the first time.

But let's leave the abstract side of Saint Julien for a while to focus on more practical and worldlier data. This region is located in the heart of the Medoc region, comprising 900 hectares which are distributed in twenty-six vineyards. Those vines produce more than six million bottles a year. That is something.

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Beaujolais!!

Eiffel in DenverFrench wine with american styleToday is the official launch of this years's beaujolais wines, even in the States!

So, The French American Chamber of Commerce in the States wants to give their support to this launching, promoting the Beaujolais wines in Denver, AZ.

Amèlie Company, from Denver, has designed a line of modern posters that blend this different countries, thanks to Beaujolais. Are you gonna try it? 

Do you like them?

 

Source:  The Denver Egotist