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"No other Jura vigneron’s star has risen faster than that of Jean-François Ganevat." (credit video : vinofocus)Jean-François Ganevat is looking back to move forward. Like many of the world’s best vignerons, he has re-discovered techniques and grape varieties from the past to make cutting edge wines. After training in Beaune and 9 years as Maître de Chai at Jean-Marc Morey in Chassagne-Montrachet (Jean-Marc's father, Albert, taught him the importance of perfect hygiene in the cellar), "Fanfan", as he is known, returned to make wines at his family domaine in 1998, the 14th generation of his family to do so since...

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Daft Punk were a French electronic music duo formed in 1993 in Paris by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. They achieved popularity in the late 1990s as part of the French house movement; they also had success in the years following, combining elements of house music with funk, techno, disco, rock and synthpop. They are regarded as one of the most influential acts in dance music history. After Bangalter and Homem-Christo's indie rock band Darlin' disbanded, they began experimenting with drum machines and synthesisers. Daft Punk's debut studio album Homework was released by Virgin Records in 1997 to positive...

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Marchwood, Soif Seats, SoifSeats -

In our blog series; ‘Soif Seats’, We will be providing monthly reviews and Interviews with dedicated proprietors of watering holes that focus their wine program around organic, sustainable and bio-dynamic wines. With the vast array of offerings in town, just labeling wines is not enough. It's about the journey, it always has been. Our monthly highlight will provide an insight into the minds of the people who curate them. Individuals who have built a strong foundation of conviction that sets the real players from the band wagon jumpers. Strap in, fill your glass...here we go. Tell Us a little about Marchwood :   Marchwood is a natural wine bar...

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Established in Saint-Aubin, Burgundy by Dominique and Catherine Derain, the two were early pioneers of organic, low-intervention wines in Burgundy. Biocert certified organic since 1989, they have been farming 5.5 hectares on their own and producing Aligoté, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from their vineyards in Saint-Aubin, along with plots in Mercurey and Gevrey-Chambertin. For over ten years Dominique and Catherine have been assisted by winemaker Julien Altaber (above) and his partner Carole Schwab. While working under Dominique they started their own label called Sextant, making a range of slightly more adventurous wines from organic growers throughout Burgundy. After eight years...

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Funk, Indie, RnB, Soul, Tom Misch -

London-based producer/singer/songwriter Tom Misch blends hip-hop-inspired beats with smoothly soulful vocals and guitar.   The son of an artist and a psychiatrist, Misch grew up in a home that encouraged creativity, and learned to play violin at a young age via the Suzuki method. While he was still a child, his family also discovered Misch could sing when he belted out Patrick Watson's "Man Like You" one day after school. After listening to rock music for most of his childhood and teens, he discovered hip-hop during his sixth form years thanks to one of his sister's boyfriends, and was particularly...

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