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Organic wine growers demand innovative risk management solutions


Fewer chemicals, better for the environment, and less powerful hangovers- no wonder organic wine production is booming in the prestigious vineyards of France

Besides producing over 7 billion bottles of wine a year, France is the source of many grape varieties that are now planted throughout the world (including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Sauvignon blanc, Syrah), as well creating the wine-making practices and styles of wine that have been adopted in other producing countries. Visiting the wine region of the Loire Valley has become as chic an affair as the prestige wines that originate there.

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The Risky Business of Romance


Global supplies of chocolate dwindling from dry weather, Wineries damaged by prolonged cold winters … Is Romance in peril?

As Valentine’s Day approaches, and shops begin advertising bouquets of roses, wine, and chocolates, it is clear that romance is being manufactured on a booming scale. One may cast a cynical eye at the supposed trappings and expectations of Valentine’s Day, but it must be admitted that even the most curmudgeon have at their disposal at this time of year the makings of a romantic gesture, without need for elaborate planning or epic imagination. Unlike Christmas, when the sky is the limit, Valentine’s Day is, fortunately, a fairly straight-forward affair, for which we may all be grateful.

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