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Innovative blends, creative wines

August 14, 2009

As a French wine professional, I’m always amazed by the creativity of American wine producers. While in France, you identify the wine regions by the type of grapes (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Burgundy and Champagne, Cabernet and Merlot in Bordeaux, Mourvèdre, Grenache or Malbec in the South West…), California is paradise for a lot […]

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Vinexpo – Day 4 : New Technologies for the wine business

June 24, 2009

Today is devoted to new technologies with the conference of the Bordeaux School of Business (BEM) in the morning and the Great Wine Capitals in the afternoon. The focus of the morning was on Prof. Gregory Bressoles’ new study on wine e-commerce. My readers know about Gregory’s first study conducted in 2007 and presented at […]

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Branding a wine region

June 17, 2009

When a wine is very much connected to a region, should one try to get it more awareness by branding the region first, before branding the wines? This is a pertinent (if difficult) question when reading the last study conducted by Wine Intelligence and presented during the London Wine Fair in May 2009. Wine Intelligence […]

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Wine Tourism and New Technologies in Vinexpo

June 15, 2009

I’ll be speaking on Wine Tourism and New Technologies at Vinexpo on June 24th during the seminar organized by the Great Wine Capitals Network. Here is the program for those who will be in Bordeaux at that time: Great Wine Capitals Wine Tourism Conference Great Wine Capitals Global Network (GWC GN) is pleased to announce, […]

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Malbec Summit in Bordeaux

June 10, 2009

I knew about the Pinot Noir Days, the Pink Out! event organized by Jeff Morgan on Rosé wines, and others for Zinfandel or Rhone Valley style wines but I was amazed, when two years ago, the very small Cahors wine organization initiated the First International Malbec Days in Cahors. Even bolder, the organizers asked the […]

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Wine Tourism on the Web

June 4, 2009

Nowadays most trips start in the virtual world. We go on line to look for ideas, get the best prices for plane or train tickets, hotels, etc. But most of all we look for the right information: what’s interesting? Where are the best vineyards? The best wine country? While surfing you hit web sites, blogs, […]

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A new platform for trading Bordeaux fine wines

May 4, 2009

In a world where fine wines are still very expensive – even if prices seem to come down slightly -, a new technological platform will help fine wines buyers – trade and individuals – to make a smart buy. Bordeaux Index launched LiveTrade, their two-way trading screen. Their novelty feature is that it lists both […]

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French and American women winemakers in Bordeaux

January 12, 2009

15 women wine makers from Napa Valley are the guests of the Bordeaux women wine makers for a week. Last year, in January, 15 Bordeaux women wine makers were the guests of their American counterparts in Napa. The purpose of those trips are, for each group, to get a better understanding and knowledge of their […]

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