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France TV: Children in Danger as Farmers Spray 65,000t of Pesticides on Farms Each Year

France TV: Children in Danger as Farmers Spray 65,000t of Pesticides on Farms Each Year

France is the biggest pesticides user in the European Union with French farms and vineyards spraying 65,000 tonnes of pesticide a year, much of which is noxious to humans, the environment and particularly dangerous to foetuses and young children, a France2 TV documentary has revealed. “Cash Investigation. Produits chimiques, nos enfants en danger“, a two-hour […]

Living Dead Zombies March in Bordeaux as Walled City This Time Opens Gates in Welcome

Living Dead Zombies March in Bordeaux as Walled City This Time Opens Gates in Welcome

For the fifth year running normally genteel Bordeaux — wine capital of France — has been invaded by nearly two thousand zombies, despite initial misgivings by city authorities who last year kept them outside the city walls. In an interview with French News Online, the city’s number one zombie, Franck Bonhomme, explained that the event nearly had to be cancelled as […]

Juppé in Pink backs 10th Anniversary of Bordeaux’s Part in Breast Cancer Awareness

Juppé in Pink backs 10th Anniversary of Bordeaux’s Part in Breast Cancer Awareness

Donning a pink T-shirt Alain Juppé, the UMP Mayor of Bordeaux, and likely centre-right contender in the 2017 presidential election, joined thousands of other Bordelais over the weekend to support national breast cancer awareness month. As home city to Bergonie, the world renowned cancer research hospital, Bordeaux has long been at the forefront of the […]

Now Here is a Wine Connoisseur’s Must-Have for Christmas – Get in Line!

Now Here is a Wine Connoisseur’s Must-Have for Christmas – Get in Line!

The last word in cork screws has to be this mechanical marvel, a Rube Goldberg machine for that Bordeaux wine connoisseur who has it all (or did before this came along). Just one question –  why has no-one thought if it before? HatTip: Patricia Marsden-Dole Related articles Rube Goldberg Machine Doorbells How to open a bottle of […]

Wine Lover Without Means? Tipple Romanée-Conti At This Serious About Sipping Boutique

Wine Lover Without Means? Tipple Romanée-Conti At This Serious About Sipping Boutique

If you’re a wine buff — and who isn’t when it comes to Romanée-Conti the world’s most exclusive demarcated wine — there is only one place to be: Aux Quatre Coins du Vin wine boutique in Bordeaux, where two French entrepreneurs allow you to savour France’s most expensive wines …. by the sip. Their unique […]

Is Bordeaux Bottling Trouble? China, Taiwan and Hong Kong Investors Under Spotlight

Is Bordeaux Bottling Trouble? China, Taiwan and Hong Kong Investors Under Spotlight

Since 2011 several high net worth Chinese investors have invested lavishly in acquiring top Bordeaux wine chateaux. But now that China’s National Audit Office has launched an in-depth investigation, trouble may lie ahead.   Rory Ramsden editor of French Property Magazine takes up the intriguing tale and its possible ramifications: French Vineyard Property: Is Trouble Brewing in Bordeaux?   Aside from its world […]

“The Red Thread” – Fil Rouge – The Life Story of a Bordeaux Wine Producer in 17 mins

“The Red Thread”  – Fil Rouge – The Life Story of a Bordeaux Wine Producer in 17 mins

Achille Lambert (Bernard Gadrat) is a wine producer in Bordeaux in the twilight of his life. When his daughter, Roxane (Cazenave), arranges for a blind wine tasting with four specifically selected bottles of wine, Achille not only savours the taste of the wines before him but all the life experiences that came with them. As […]

The Grumpy Gardener – Bordeaux Eco-Renewal

The Grumpy Gardener – Bordeaux Eco-Renewal

The Grumpy Gardener – January Hints & Tips With Mike Alexander In his regular column for French News Online, professional gardener Mike Alexander visits a rejuvenated Bois du Bouscat near Bordeaux and is agreeably surprised by the ecological approach taken by the local authorities. I am really impressed with the number and quality of parks within easy walking distance […]

Buddhist Monks Pray at Bordeaux Chateau

Buddhist Monks Pray at Bordeaux Chateau

Buddhist monks pray for happiness at ‘unlucky’ French chateau (via AFP) Buddhist monks Tuesday conducted a benediction ceremony at a French chateau and vineyard whose new Chinese buyer and its former owner are feared dead after a helicopter crash. Twenty-six members of the Fo Guang Shan monastic order led prayers for “happiness…  

France’s First Farm Food Drive-In is in Bordeaux

France’s First Farm Food Drive-In is in Bordeaux

You can drive-in for MacDo or Quick fast food around France, so why not a drive-in farm? Well canny Bordeaux consumers can now do just that and drive-off each week with real food, freshly-picked and direct-from-the-field. (Meanwhile keep reading for more below on how a Toulouse start-up is promoting France’s first macarons and chocolate made from crunched cricket […]

I’m François Hollande’s Tipsy Tie

I’m François Hollande’s Tipsy Tie

I’m François Hollande’s tie and I’ve been badly-knotted 166 out of the last 288 times I’ve been shown in public, says the running tally on François-TaCravate, a Bordeaux-based web site that tracks presidential wardrobe malfunctions in fashion-conscious France. It doesn’t stop with the presidential tie. The sartorially-challenged ‘Mr Normal’ is also under fire for his shirt cuffs, […]

Bordeaux Artistocrats’ (mis)Fortunes on Trial

Bordeaux Artistocrats’ (mis)Fortunes on Trial

As sentencing is awaited in the Bordeaux trial of conman Thierry Tilly, 48, on charges that could see him jailed for 10 years, a bizarre, mystic cult-crime story has unfolded featuring the ruin of an aristocratic Protestant family — dispossessed of their ancient Monflanquin château. The court has spent weeks hearing of events that cover more than a […]

No to Scientology, Yes to Life – Deputy Mayor

No to Scientology, Yes to Life – Deputy Mayor

Fabien Robert, deputy Mayor of Bordeaux is a brave man. He and fellow councillors have been on the streets of this famous wine city, countering the activities of Scientology, one of the world’s most aggressively litigious cults. Wearing tricolour sashes, the familiar badge of office of local Mayors and councillors around France, M Robert — […]

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