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New medals for our winemakers at Millésime Bio

The world's largest professional organic wine fair, Millésime Bio, took place this week in Montpellier and brought together some 800 producers of organic wine from all around the globe. During the fair, the results of the Challenge Millésime Bio 2014 organic wine competition were revealed, and included two of our partner winemakers.

Each year the Challenge Millésime Bio competition is chaired by a well known personality from the world of wine, and this year saw Fabrice Sommier, the head sommelier of the Georges Blanc group and Meilleur Ouvrier de France 2007, lead the wine tastings.

The wine tastings took place on Tuesday 26th November at Mas de Saporta in Lattes, nearby to Montpellier. The jury consisted of 233 wine professionals who tasted some 1214 wine samples.

Congratulations to our partner wineries, Domaine la Cabotte and Domaine Chapelle, who each won bronze medals for their wines, including some of the ones chosen for the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience:

  • Domaine la Cabotte won bronze for their 2012 vintage of the Garance AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages, Massif d'Uchaux red, the wine chosen by Gourmet Odyssey
  • Domaine Chapelle won two bronze medals for their Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot 2011 and for their Clos des Cornières 2011, which is also Gourmet Odyssey's chosen wine at Domaine Chapelle.

You can view the complete list of winners at Challenge Millésime Bio 2014 here.

And you can consult some of the other accolades and prizes bestowed on our partners here.




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Adopt-a-Vine for St Valentines and make your own wine together

Surprise the love of your life with your St Valentine's gift and share an unforgettable experience together!

Psst! St Valentine's Day is fast approaching and it's the perfect occasion to give an original gift to your loved one. How about adopting your own vines for a wine-making year?


St Valentines gift adopt-a-vine


Gourmet Odyssey gives you the opportunity to adopt between 6 and 36 vines in one of our organic partner vineyards, a unique experience to learn more about wine and the art of winemaking, and to help make your own wine to share together.

Through your St Valentine's gift you will follow all of the key stages in making your wine via the newsletters and photos. You can also participate in one or more of the Discovery, Harvest and Vinification Experience Days. These hands-on wine courses, each valid for two people, are the perfect excuse to get away for a romantic break! You'll get to discover one of France's picturesque wine-growing regions, meet the winemakers, get to know your adopted vines, participate in working in the vineyard and taste the wines from your winery. At the end of your Wine Experience you'll get to name your bottles of wine that you'll savour and share. What better St Valentine's wine gift for an oenophile?

The Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience is a great St Valentine's gift idea for any wine lover who is curious to find out the secrets behind a great wine. The perfect present that your Valentine will remember for years to come...

Find out more about adopting a vine for St Valentine's Day.

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