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OUR WINE ROUTE AND OUR OBJECTIVes

Departure date : september 2022!

A sector facing
great changes leads to.. 

... An Ambitious project..

LED BY PASSION.

Context

Climate change is a reality, and viticulture, a traditional sector in France, is a lot affected. Drought, high alcohol content, destructive frosts, earlier harvesting, etc. are some of the effects we have heard about in the last decade.

 

As wine is anchored in our heritage, it is even more difficult for winemakers to respond to the impact of climate change while pleasing consumers. Indeed, the typicity of wines tends to evolve. For example, the alcoholic degree increases, influenced by high temperatures.

 

The wine industry is therefore forced to think about adaptations all over the world.

But how do the winemakers, essential actors of the sector, face these new challenges?

And how can the consumer apprehend all these variables that will have repercussions on the taste, the price or the composition of the wine? 

 

An awareness is emerging on both sides, but the world of wine often appears complex for consumers, while winemakers do not always can talk about their wine. 

Vision

Through our encounters, we want to communicate to our readers accessible knowledge about the world of wine and relate the efforts made in the world of viticulture throughout Europe.

 

But because wine is also a matter of tradition and heart, we want to give a voice to these winemakers so that they can tell their wine and through it their journey and their daily challenges.

We also want to give more voice to women winemakers, who are becoming more and more numerous in the wine sector, and who still must prove that they have as much place in this traditionally male sector. 

Our goal is to include as many people as possible in this ecological transition by raising awareness and providing information. We’ll do that through our social networks and in our blog, that you can find on the site menu.

Our data will also be used in the framework of the Laccave project of INRAE, which focuses on the vine and wine sector in the face of climate change by 2050.

Objectives

To discover the ways of working and producing wine elsewhere. European countries offer a mosaic of climates where climatic issues differ. We can always learn from our neighbor…

 

To observe the impact of climate change in our neighboring countries and understand the adaptation strategies of farmers.

Share our discoveries through our travel blog and our social networks and bring educational content to our readers.  To make the world of wine more accessible.

 

To assert ourselves as women, young actresses in the still mainly male wine world and to affirm the place of women in general, which is more than important.

 

 

Finally, being reporters to link actors of the sector and consumers.

Live our passion and share it.

 

Subjects we'll study

Wine is a fabulous support to express oneself and thanks to it, we will travel and approach several subjects.

Climate change

Effects of climate change on vines and adaptations to these effects. Experience of a slow lifestyle. 
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New ROLE oF women

Increasing number and role of women in this traditionally male sector. Give the more floor to them. 

WINE SCIENCE

Share and vulgarize the main characteristics of each terroir vineyard and all the background around wine.

Make more accessible wine and link the bottle with the winemaker behind it. 

Our wine route.. 

4 months, 6 countries and a lot of encounters to come!
FRANCE / suisse / ITALIA / SARDEGNA / SPAIN / PORTUGAL

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The trip will start in the south of France for the first harvest of 2022, where winegrowers often face the difficulties of very high temperatures.

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We will reach Portugal and the magnificent Douro Valley, which will mark the end of this European tour.

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Once we have crossed the big boot, we will go to Sardinia, a small but no less interesting vineyard, before crossing Andalusia where wine-making practices are very environmentally friendly and where the connection with nature is still very strong.

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Then, we will go to Switzerland, a wine country still preserved from high temperatures which produces superb white wines.

 

We will be harvesting in the Valais for a month. Petite arvine, chasselas, we’ll start our trip with these new grape varieties, still unknown to us.

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In Italy, in mid-October, the last harvests are over for the later grape varieties. We will visit the Veneto, Piedmont and Tuscany, three leading regions of Italy where the wines have nothing to be ashamed of the French grands crus.