Correspondent for the Journal du Médoc
I’m often asked why I participate in the adventure that is the Journal du Médoc, and what motivates me to pick up my pen in this so sympathetic
weekly newspaper. Frankly, over the three years that I have been the local correspondent for the commune of Arsac, I’ve never posed the question
myself. I really should give a reply!..
Regional products and meals
Anyone who believes that agriculture in the Médoc is mainly to do with viticulture knows only half the story. Some years ago ADAR (Association
for Agricultural and Rural Development) created an association bringing together many agricultural producers in the Médoc...
The chef of the "Saint-Seurin" at the INTERNATIONAL FAIR of Bordeaux
For the second year running, I was contacted about the international Fair of Bordeaux, by chef Jesus, columnist at France BLeu Gironde. It was
about demonstrating recipes to an audience of connoisseurs and visitors with Laurent Castagnau, Finalist contest Master Chef TF1 2015. So, on
May 19th, we prepared 3 "signature" recipes of the Saint Seurin Restaurant...
By air - following the current
For me too it’s always a beautiful sight to see it passing overhead in Talais, like yesterday evening when my husband came out straightaway
to find me and rush me out of the house so that I missed nothing...
My Guest House at Saint-Estèphe
Running a bed & breakfast business has been a long-time dream of mine, partly because I like to be surrounded by people. A guest house
would be ideal. But where ? Living in Toulouse I often went to the seaside in the Médoc with my family. I have spent a lot of time
exploring the region. Then I thought my dream could be fulfilled near to the most famous wines in the world...
The "Ferme Aquacole"
Bertrand Jung studied agriculture and aquaculture. During a training visit to Le Verdon, he discovered how good oysters and prawns
were in the Médoc and he stayed here! We took a tour with Bertrand Jung, which he ran for a French group. First, he explained the
environmental conditions for his breeding which he has been working on since 1989: the water in the breeding pool is a mixture of
fresh water from the Gironde and salt water from the sea.....
Red gold of the Médoc
In the commune of Gaillan-en-Médoc, not far from the vineyards and near the road to Pin Sec beach, you’ll find one of the most unusual
crops in the Médoc. After his travels and the ups and downs of life, François Soum returned to his native Médoc aiming to achieve one of
A Wine Grower from Macau...
Château Moutte Blanc is a small property of 4.5 hectares in Macau. It incorporates 3 distinct “appellations” : Bordeaux Supérieur,
Haut-Médoc and Margaux, and produces up to 7 different wines. At the beginning of the 1980s, Guy (a publicity artist) and Josette
(in pharmaceutical sales), reached retirement age and happened to take over the running of a small 1 hectare plot belonging to
A journey 100 % offline
A new phenomenon exists in our digital world, where everything is connected 24/7 throughout the year. Many of us are or become completely
addicted to their phone, computer, tablet, or other means of connection. Emails, Facebook, SMS, Visio, etc., are many factors that bring
some of us to the brink of breakdown or burn-out. Solutions exist, an escape to the mid- Atlantic or Greenland for example...
The Wine Store and the Music School
Natives of Normandy, Ludovic and Catherine have re-invented themselves by creating a wine store , and by playing music. Ludovic Tihi was
43 when he experienced an existentialist moment. He was selling hygiene products and disinfectants in Le Havre. He was an excellent
marketing man, in the prime of life, very well paid, and was probably heading for the top position in his company...
Com'in Médoc : Communication at the service of the Médoc
Depuis plusieurs mois, sur le littoral aquitain et surtout médocain, un phoque avait élu domicile sur nos belles plages. Arrivé tout jeune sur nos
plages, sûrement dû au goût de l'aventure de ce jeune mammifère ayant quitté sa colonie, le jeune phoque avait prit l'habitude de rendre visite aux
surfeurs et plagistes sur une grosse partie du littoral girondin. Les surfeurs lui avait même donné un surnom " le phoque You "...
Grape picking in the Médoc
For many years I have been contemplating about working at the wine harvest. But there was always something keeping me from doing it... Last year I
turned my dream into reality. But my original enthusiasm to work for he whole harvest of two weeks was dampened by a good friend – how good a friend
he was, I only realised later...
La fleur au fusil
“Le rendez-vous des chasseurs”, the legendary bar run by Bernard Metenier for over 20 years, opposite the market place in Saint-Vivien, has become
“La fleur au fusil”, a restaurant not to be missed this summer and much praised on the grapevine. The terrace of “Le rendez-vous des chasseurs” was
THE place to meet where languages from all over the world could be heard...
Galloways in Médoc
Dania Boettcher, who is of Danish origin, settled in the Médoc in 1999, attracted by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the open and relatively unspoiled
natural environment, and initially set about the purchase and restoration of a traditional farmhouse. In 2002 Dania inherited from her uncle a passion
to breed pure bred Spanish horses of the Cartujano race She was lucky to start with a gift of a breeding stallion...