Rhône Wines

MILLÉSIME BIO 2018: MY THREE TAKEAWAYS FROM PROVENCE AND SOUTHERN RHÔNE TABLES

Millésime Bio 2018 opened their doors on January 29th to upwards of 3000 people. I was one of those people on that first day.

After last year’s venue switch to Marseille, the renowned organic wine fair returned to Montpellier, where it all began 25 years ago. Back then, a few organic wine producers from what was then called Languedoc-Roussillon got together to share their wines from the latest vintage and engender a little camaraderie. Since its inception in 1993, Millésime Bio has grown into a three-day global wine fair where, this year, close to 1000 organic producers from 15 different countries poured wine for a total of about 5700 people from around the world.

Despite Millésime Bio’s phenomenal growth in participation and attendance, its purpose remains the same: providing a venue for discussing and tasting organic wine, especially the latest vintage, in an amicable environment. I can attest that conversations flow as easily as the wine at this
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Musings of a Wine Maven

Are you ready for a wine cellar in 2018?

A wine cellar can be defined in various ways. In its basic element, I define it as a place to stash wine. My first was a nine-bottle wooden rack placed at the back of a clothes closet on the seventh floor of an air-conditioned apartment building in New York City. Since that humble beginning, my storage space has hitched itself to my business-related moves to no less than fourteen
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