The Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée and its secrets

In the world of wine, we really like acronyms. We were talking to you recently about the CCIV in Bordeaux, now at the AOC! Behind these three little letters there’ s a whole universe. Let us tell you about the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée and its secrets. The origins of the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) The […]

Wine guide… Follow the guideline

It is one of the most famous, coveted and prestigious drinks in the world. If you like to look at it, feel it, drink it and even get drunk on it, you often know nothing about it. Wine, star of tables and aperitifs, star of bars and cellars is much more mysterious than it seems… […]

Organic farming continues to grow in France

Organic farming is increasing in production, consumption and distribution. We take a look at some facts and figures to broaden our understanding. Organic production According to a study by France’s Agence Bio, in 2017 organic activity (ie. farming, production and distribution) represented 134,000 jobs in terms of direct employment and had an average annual growth […]

Sulfite free wine and the importance of sulphur in wine

Our sulfite free wine Semper Viva often raises questions: what does “sulfite free” mean? What is special about sulfite free wine? Does it taste different? Is sulphur bad for one’s health? We’ve written this article to answer these frequently asked questions about no-sulphur wine. Sulphur: a natural component in wine All wines contain sulphur dioxide […]

Pruning grape vines: how to prune a vine and pruning styles

The pruning of the vine is a delicate process. Discover the different styles of pruning grape vines that exist and how we prune the vine here at Chateau Suau. If you’ve been following our blog you’ll know that the life of a wine producer involves making many decisions throughout the wine growing process, be it […]

Where to buy organic wine

Organic wine is becoming increasingly common. Where best to buy it: at the supermarket, online, at a wine shop or direct from the grower? We have the answer. Organic wine has made great progress and today in France it represents more than 8% of the total surface area of vineyards, three times as much as […]

Five places to enjoy wine therapy in France

Wine can be drunk with a meal or tasted at a winery, but it is also possible to enjoy its benefits without putting it in your mouth: this is the premise of wine therapy, a revolutionary beauty and well-being concept using the properties of grapes for treatments such as massages, body wraps, baths and body […]

Natural wine: what it is and how it is made

What is natural wine? Natural wine has existed for thousands of years but today it has become more common, with the concept first taking hold in the 1970s and growing in popularity ever since. Wine shops will often have a shelf dedicated to natural wine or they may even specialise in this category. But what […]

Why organic drinks are trending

Why are organic drinks such as wine, coffee, beer and juices currently so popular? We shed some light on this question and discover why Château Suau has decided to produce only organic wines. Organics: just a trend, or a growing awareness? The organic sector has made great progress in France in the last few months. […]