Welcome on the Bottle : Julien Maingraud

NEW : Lifeinwine Bottle Team is happy to presente you a wine lover. Welcome in the wine actors discovery world.


Julien Maingraud aka @extraterrien

- Who are you ?

I am a boy embarked on the epicurean ship.
Fond of gin and other divine nectars,
I am looking for eternity moments.


- What is your background "story", experience in the wine?

Take a few studies in Wine & Spirits business,
Add a certain amount of advertising accounts from the same business, managed with communication agencies.
Mix them with a passion for meeting and sharing with wine lovers.
Get the feeling that you open a part of history when opening each bottle.

- What is your website / blog?

Once upon a time, a blog which shares stories about wine, spirits & gastronomy.

- What is your best memory in the wine? 

I do not especially have any best memory, emotions are uncontrollable!
The charm of these moments comes from the alchemy between many aspects, there must be a Twist, and wine is a catalyst!
Magic mostly happens when you expect it the least, when you are with friends, enjoying different dishes, or sometimes, only with a good song.
But I also love discovering new flavors, to be surprised and charmed by wines elaborated out of the box.
I am looking forward to tasting the next bottle.

Thank you Julien :) 


Vinocamp Cognac 2013 - After

The Vinocamp it was last weekend, back on a memorable event ! Beginning on Friday with a meal at the restaurant the Globe. Workshops began the next day at the BNIC , Bureau National de l'Interprofession de Cognac.

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Life in a bottle can't be at several places at a same time, here are the workshops we followed :
1) Multichannel strategy
2) Social Networks in Asia
3) Succeed in online wine sales outside of France

The entire day was ponctuate by animation, Cognac, wine and food tasting. All the participants had the chance to taste several Cognac based cocktails, Bordeaux Wines and also participant's wines from Loire Valley, Burgundy, Natural wines etc. 

This incredible journey ends by a firework : the visit of Meukow Cognac House. After an insighful tour, all guests assisted to an amazing flair demonstration. It's your turn to discover it :


Millésime Bio organic wines fair

 The 28th, 29th and 30th on January in Montpellier will be held “Millesime bio”, an exhibition of 700 producers of organic wines expected to 3500 visitors for these 3 days.
Several words on this new trend: 

With 61 055 hectares in organic agriculture in France in 2011 against 50 268 hectares in 2010 meaning a rising of 21% in a year the organic vines represents now 7, 4% of the total French vineyard.
This sector is the most dynamic in France and involved more and more producers.

In 2011, 1/3 French consumes organic wine frequently or sometimes according to a market study directed by Ipsos/SudVinBio.
The trade increased by 11% in 2011 towards 2010 with a benefit of 359 million Euros in France and developed also to export (Germany, United States, Japan, etc) representing 34% of the international turnover.
Today, France is the third organic wine producer behind Spain and Italy.

Actuality :
A little revolution in the wine world. Since  the 1st August 2012, the organic wine has an European label which takes into account the method of wine making. The French organic wines could be called now “vin bio” instead of “vin issu de raisins de l’agriculture biologique”, it means that until this reform, only the grapes was considered as organic. Now, the grapes should be organic but also the way of wine making must be certified by the European committee. It is a new  constraint for producers but a very good point for customers whose want to buy organic wines.

Now let’s note the 3 favorite organic wines

Alsace – Domaine Pierre Frick Pinot Gris Sélection de Grains Nobles – 2007
The mouth expresses notes of quince jam, apricot and honey. A very long and fresh final mouth
Pierre Frick winery was converted in organic agriculture in 1970. Its whole production is selling within the property.
Price : 14-18 €

Lubéron – Château La Canorgue Coin Perdu – Rouge 2009
This vintage offers a very specific wine, heavy and fine with notes of mature black fruits and pralines.
Château de la Canorgue is a family property located in the heart of Lubéron and is organic from more than 30 years ago.
Price : 15-20 €

Bourgogne- Domaine La Soufrandière Pouilly-Vinzelles – Blanc 2009

Agrums and citrus aroms. A long and whole wine in mouth. This vintage is a blend of “young vines” (23 to 48 years old) of vineyard.
La soufrandière is an organic producer since 2000.
Price : 14-18 €


Vinocamp Cognac 2013 - Before

Hang on, the first Vinocamp of 2013 is coming !
A Vinocamp is a joyous meeting of wine world stakeholders in all their diversity, whom meet regularly to discuss web and social networks issues, comparing their views, providing solutions to those who are web beginners.
--> Meetings are organized around workshops, set in the early morning and driven by the participants themselves. 

"Vinocamp: When wine stars come together, it makes sparks!" Emilie

It's definitely a moment of intense branstorming on the issues occuring in the wine industry, web, new technologies and future changes. This is the opportunity to step into the small world of a thousand players.

Next week-end, from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th a Vinocamp will be held at Cognac,
the French region worldwide known for its spirits.

Of course a member of our blog will attend it and will write back at you a full report of what was said and what was saw !

More info on the official website > VinoCamp