Vicky's adventures


21 Oct

Vicky in Luxembourg

Luxembourg is 2 hours away from Paris, by train. Really easy if you want to check out their green hills planted in vines. There you find a few good producers, making dry wines or sparkling. You could try Cox, his dry riesling is perfect as an aperitif. After a first trip surrounded by bubbles and wide spaces, I came back for two days in the...

13 Aug

Harvest 2015 soon in Beaujolais!

Grappes are changing color fast in Beaujolais. Vines are pretty but start to suffer from the heat. We shall have half the quantity normally expected, so the 2015 vintage will be a rare. If you had to compare it to another year, it would be 2003: grappes are small with a concentrate juice. Les grappes changent de couleur à toute allure en Beaujolais. The weather...

16 Jul

Decanter ‘highly recommends’ Vicky’s Fleurie

Tasting 158 samples of 2013 Beaujolais crus, the British wine magazine Decanter underlined the quality, consistency, elegance and delicacy of the wines. They didn't miss any positive adjectives to describe Beaujolais wines. Often claimed to be the food-friendliness as well as drink on its own perfect style, they are also low alcohol and generous which makes them your best companion for the summer. If Beaujolais...

03 Jul

Vicky’s Wines Reach Ireland With @CuriousWines

Vicky's wines have arrived in Ireland (get them HERE) and that's a very happy news :). Why? Because more people get to drink my wines, because I love Ireland and because Paul and his team look fun and serious from where I am, on the other tiny side of the Atlantic. This is not a big surprise for when you go to Curious Wines website, first...

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...

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...