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24 Jun

Cheers To Charles – Milk & Grape Juice in the Box!

There is a new member in the Vicky family! Our son Charles was born late May 2015. He is a little man growing fast thanks to the super milk of his mummy living on grape juice and occasionally, some nice Fleurie, Beaujolais, Macon, Pauillac, Douro wines, Sauternes, Provence, English sparkling or Champagne... As a real tiny wine kid, he has already seen a dozen of...

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12 May

Bien Boire en Beaujolais Edition 2015

Spring goes by so fast - the high point mid-April was Bien Boire en Beaujolais (Drink Well in Beaujolais) the 4th edition of an event that gathers all the wine styles of the region. The day first starts with the legendary casse-croute made of saucisson, strong cheese, ham and wine followed by the group picture that no one can miss.  In a second,  Matthieu Lapierre, Louis-Benoît Desvignes and...

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12 Apr

Vicky Sunny Tour

Spring arrived and with it all the wine parade, Prowein, primeurs in Bordeaux and maybe less know yet Bien Boire en Beaujolais and the Salon des Vins du Soir (Brussels). The season will end with the sunniest of them all, Vinexpo. Vicky's wines are not yet in Germany and it is last minute that my Dad and I joined the Beaujolais booth at Prowein (15-16-17th...

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24 Mar

#Recipe: Mushroom Tartine and Old Beaujolais Cru

I often have mushrooms tartines for breakfast, light and tasty. Today for lunch I thought that my first vintage - this Fleurie 2007 - would go perfectly with it. That's because when it ages, the wild forest aromas tend to appear in the wine. Even if the compote fruits were predominant, I could feel mushrooms in the background. For this reason, an old red Bordeaux,...

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24 Feb

#Recipe – Cauliflower soup and Vicky’s Beaujolais

I can't say I am a cauliflower addict. In France, my grand mother would cook it with bechamel and cheese, grated in the oven. It sound good? Even this wouldn't do. You could get me in with raw cauliflower and mayonnaise, eventually... until I've met with, the cauliflower soup! I was at an Hospices de Beaune lunch when the waitress asked me if I wanted...

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21 Jan

Harpers Global Design Awards (Wine Range, Bronze)

I entered the Harpers Global Design Awards in 2014, a time where I was just about to rethink my design and pump it up with new ideas. I am not entering many competitions. Time is the main reason. And if one can always find time when needed, I like to do things well and get a chance to win. For once, I've decided that even if...