14 May 2019

Fastnacht Mainz (Mainz Carnival)

Dress up, drink, and drink some more! Fastnacht Mainz is one of the largest carnival events in Germany, expecting more than half a million people in attendance, culminating in the main event: the huge Rosenmontag parade, featuring a colorful sea of floats and people. Prost!

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Women take over the vineyards

For the longest time winemaking was a predominantly male domaine with little room for women to make their way in the industry. They had their place in the trade and presentation of wine but the production, for the most part, was considered a man's job. In the past years this trend has finally seen a shift.

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bordeaux vineyards

European Wines & Sustainability

Sustainability is the word on everyone’s lips when it comes to food and wine. From the way the land is treated and cultivated, to organic, natural, and even biodynamic production, wine is at the forefront of the sustainability conversation.

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VENDANGES

One day in the life of a winemaker in Bordeaux

Pauline Dufour just may be the Beyoncé among Bordeaux winemakers, because just like the pop diva one can't help but wonder how she only has 24 hours to her day like the rest of us. The mother of a 5-month old baby whose husband often travels for business during the week manages Château Simon, a vineyard that's been in her family for over 200 years, mostly by herself, alongside her sister Anne-Laure, and that certainly is not an easy task.

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