biologique wine

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

HO-HUM, MILLÉSIME BIO EXPO ENDS IN FRANCE

From January 25-27 over 800 wine producers from around the globe had their bio-dynamically influenced wines on display in Montpellier. Learning of it several months ago I gave consideration to taking it in, as the subject appeals, and nothing of this scope has been put together over here. My eyes had been more fully opened to sustainability two years ago while attending a packaging conference on the subject for a consulting client. Listening to the various presenters it became clear that the interest had now gone well past tree huggers and deeper into the general population. I began to believe that product recyclability and improved food product wholesomeness
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