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During his visit to Barcelona to present the Ruinart Rosé 2002, we were able to interview Ruinart’s Chef de Caves, Frédéric Panaïotis, a Frenchman with Greek roots (as his last name indicates).  It seems that, as a little boy, he dreamed of working in a zoo….
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This prestigious winery, created by oenologist, Andrea Franchetti, in the early 90’s, lies in the hills of the Valle de Orcia, in the area of Siena, the UNESCO World Heritage region. Andrea Franchetti’s property occupies 200 hectares, of which approximately 10% are vineyards...
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There have been four generations to date. Four generations that have worked long and hard to achieve the results they were striving for. Four generations that have made their wineries a reference, not only in Provence, but around the world. Four generations that have dedicated...
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CHAMPAGNE IS, FIRST AND FOREMOST, A FINE WINE WITH MAGICAL BUBBLES AND AROMAS. Jean-Hervé and Laurent, Laurent and Jean-Hervé. This remarkable duo directs Jacquesson Champagne today. With them in the driving seat, the Champagne House has made a 360° turn in its philosophy and...
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Codorníu’s history goes back to the 16th century, to the year 1551 to be precise.  A document from that time states that Jaume Codorníu, owner of vineyards, possessed presses, barrels and vats for the purposes of winemaking.  That year marked the start of the history of the...
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This Champagne House, founded in the 18th century and one of the oldest in the Champagne region, is currently undergoing a transition, which, if not revolutionary (as the Lanson style must be preserved at all costs), is nevertheless significant and will certainly leave its mark....
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In this third instalment on our visit to the Champagne region, we will take you on a visit to a champagne house, on a tour of another tourist attraction, to a place of gastronomic interest and to somewhere of great cultural interest, with a big link to wine. We plan to start...
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(This article follows my first entry of the Wine tourism in Champagne series) Having already immersed ourselves in the special atmosphere of Champagne, and enjoyed a night’s rest in a "chambres d'hôtes" in Moussy, near Epernay (we'll talk about this type of accommodation...
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Vive la Champagne!

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Some people say there is no such thing as coincidence and others say there is.  I really don't know who is right, but as circumstances would have it, ​​in this issue of Selectus Wines (either because it's that time of year again, with Christmas and the New Year celebrations underway, or simply because the subject is always fascinating), we are...
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Almost a year ago we told readers that we were planning to "internationalize" the magazine and step outside Spanish territory, not just to cover non-Spanish wines, but to include international reports, interviews and opinions. Well, we are now making good on our promise and this issue sees the start of our magazine’s "internationalization". In...
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