The Outsiders Take Over Montpellier

Winegrower group The Outsiders hosted a pre-Millésime Bio evening in Montpellier, where 18 producers poured their wines for over a hundred trade visitors from Europe and the US. Thanks to Louise Hurren for the update and Ken Payton for the photos.

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900 Organic Producers Sign Up For Millesime Bio 2016

From the Press Release: Millesime Bio, the global event for organic wine, takes place on 25 to 27 January 2016 in the heart of France’s leading organic production area, the new Languedoc- Roussillon / Midi-Pyrenees region. The organization took several months, the decoration was done by specialists, they used inexpensive table runners for the whole… Continue reading 900 Organic Producers Sign Up For Millesime Bio 2016

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Randall Grahm Interview On Popelouchum Project

At Wine FTW, Louise Hurren interviews Randall Grahm about his new Popelouchum Project: “The whole notion behind the initiative is really predicated on the idea that the New World has really been hopelessly imitative of the Old – we haven’t yet discovered our unique and distinctive voice. My idea is that growing varietal blocks of… Continue reading Randall Grahm Interview On Popelouchum Project

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Randall Grahm Crowdfunding $350K For 10,000 Grapes

Randall Grahm is seeking $350,000 in funding for his Popelouchum Vineyard project on Indiegogo. In his own words (and be grateful Indiegogo doesn’t have the capability for footnotes): We aim to create a truly unique, superior and nuanced wine, a “Grahm Cru,” an expression of the unique terroirs of our Popelouchum Estate in San Juan… Continue reading Randall Grahm Crowdfunding $350K For 10,000 Grapes

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Benziger Family Winery Sold

From The Press Democrat: Benziger Family Winery, founded more than 30 years ago by a pioneering Sonoma Valley wine family who helped bring green farming practices into the mainstream, is being sold to one of the world’s largest producers of low-priced wines. The Wine Group, the world’s third-largest wine company with such budget brands as… Continue reading Benziger Family Winery Sold

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