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Wednesday 3 September 2014

Michel Chapoutier

Guigal: “quality is astonishing from 2013”

Philippe Guigal has described this year’s fruit from the northern Rhône as “astonishing” in quality, in sharp contrast to reports of a problematic vintage in the southern part of the valley and elsewhere in France.

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 No Comments »

Chapoutier: ‘Bring water back into wine’

Winemaker Michel Chapoutier has called for water to be re-introduced to winemaking to help counter rising alcohol levels.

Friday, May 17th, 2013 1 Comment »

Chapoutier questions climate change map

Rhône winemaker Michel Chapoutier has raised questions about a recent report into the effect of climate change on vineyards by 2050, saying the authors showed a “lack of basic wine knowledge”.

Friday, May 17th, 2013 No Comments »

Importer presents optimistic view of UK

A prominent UK wine importer has urged Brits to view their trade more optimistically, highlighting the profitable opportunities in London and elsewhere.

Monday, February 25th, 2013 No Comments »

Chapoutier: No AOC for “defective” natural wines

Rhône producer Michel Chapoutier has called for natural wines that show “defects” to be withdrawn from the appellation system.

Thursday, February 21st, 2013 6 Comments »

Chapoutier threatens lawsuit against Chinese company

Michel Chapoutier is to bring a lawsuit against a Chinese clothing line that has been using his name.

Friday, September 14th, 2012 No Comments »

The Proust Questionnaire: Michel Chapoutier

Biodynamic trailblazer Michel Chapoutier on his love of love, fear of extremism, and having six men who marked the history of humanity over for dinner.

Friday, June 29th, 2012 No Comments »

Romancing the Rhône

Biodynamic trailblazer Michel Chapoutier is not afraid to go against the grain – but the pursuit of better wine is always the priority.

Thursday, June 21st, 2012 No Comments »

Bacteria, not blending, brings complexity

Complexity in wine is a function of soil bacteria and not winemaking, according to Michel Chapoutier.

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 2 Comments »

Chapoutier considers legal battle with concrete egg maker

Michel Chapoutier is considering taking the manufacturers of the Nomblot egg to court.

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 1 Comment »

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