Introducing ourselves

 is a magazine run by a COLLECTIF: a diverse group made up first and foremost by amateurs - some, nevertheless, put their expertise at the service of an activity in the wine business, but the collective nature of the approach protects the risk of "conflict of interest" - a group bound by a common project, by its taste for wine and the people who make it. Since the autumn of 1983, team has been exploring vineyards in France and elsewhere quarterly, with the desire to see the estates at work, to understand the winemakers, to apprehend the terroirs and to penetrate the appellations...To be closer to the wine, with a mixture - the most accurate possible - of passion in the approach and critical thinking in the analysis, in complete independence, without unjustifiable complacency or unwarranted aggression.

For 35 years, the challenge has been to conduct a magazine of amateurs - "in the etymological sense of the term", stated the editorial of the n ° 1 - without advertising or other financing, with the sole support of its subscribers and loyal readers and what could have appeared as a weakness - too small means - has been confirmed as a rare force: freedom and credibility, ingredients very unusual in the press today ...

What justified the creation of 35 years ago - working for the defense of local wines threatened by deadly practices - justifies today more than ever, oh how much!, The continuation of the task. More than ever, because the threats have only increased and multiplied. But also because, faced with this, the vine growers - some of them, especially a whole fringe exciting young generation - refused to bend and give in, and that we are among those who support them by following with pay attention to their work and their production. Reasons for pessimism - there are only too many - and reasons for optimism - there is no shortage of it - between the two, we think we have a role to play for a long time ...