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Concours International des Vins Biologiques et en conversion: Results are online!
Concours International des Vins Biologiques et en conversion: Results are online!

Published on 2022-05-25

The 26th edition of the Concours International des Vins Biologiques et en conversion took place on Monday, May 9 in Paris. Professionals and enlightened amateurs met to taste and mark a total of 634 organic wine samples from across the globe. At the end of the tasting, a Grand Jury elected the World...

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The best organic wines in competition!
The best organic wines in competition!

Published on 2022-02-01

The Amphore competition was created in 1996 by Pierre Guigui. Its goal was to promote and encourage the development of organic wine production in France and across the world. It is the unmissable event for all wine and organic professionals: with 550 samples presented in 2021, it offers a unique sh...

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Organic and biodynamic wines are better
Organic and biodynamic wines are better

Published on 2021-09-15

By David Colgan Ecological wine has been proven better-tasting by a study intitled ‘French wines made with organic grapes receive the best marks’ carried out at UCLA and KEDGE Business School. A growing portion of consumers are ready to pay more for organic foods grown without the use of pestici...

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Understanding organic viticulture
Understanding organic viticulture

Published on 2021-07-12

What is organic viticulture? What’s it all about? The purpose of organic viticulture is to protect the ecosystem (the terroir) and human health as much as possible. Organic viticulture is a combination of practices that stimulate positive interactions between vines, soil and climate, through the...

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Is there really a green wave in the vineyards?
Is there really a green wave in the vineyards?

Published on 2020-06-25

Each year the Office for organic agriculture applauds the rapid progress of conversion to organic. “The progress is truly remarkable, it’s a green tidal wave”, they tell us. We could be satisfied with that, but let’s remember the road ahead is still very long. Each year the dazzling figure put...

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Why is ‘conventional’ viticulture also expensive?
Why is ‘conventional’ viticulture also expensive?

Published on 2019-02-25

Because it also pollutes the environment. First of all, I would like to say that I do not in any way condemn winemakers who use conventional methods. Individually, they are doing all they can to produce the best possible wine and sell it on a competitive market. I hear people say, and I read in mag...

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What about SO2? Tasting over a period of 15 years at different SO2 levels.
What about SO2? Tasting over a period of 15 years at different SO2 levels.

Published on 2018-05-28

What about SO2? People say all sorts of things about sulphur dioxide. Some think it should be banished, others think it is a true life-saver for unpredictable wines. As an antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-oxydising agent, SO2 ensures good conservation of ‘risky’ wines. It can also cause problem...

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Tomorrow's winegrowers
Tomorrow's winegrowers

Published on 2017-01-25

Is organic good? That’s the question in everyone’s mind. Traditional viticulture pollutes soils and the environment in general. In France, just 3% of all agricultural lands are used for growing grapes, yet 40% of all materials with active phytosanitary ingredients are destined for wine growing. Canc...

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