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DISCOVERING TRIPLE A WINES
From 27 May to 28 June 2014, La Maison du Whisky offers you the chance to explore the world of Triple A winegrowers at its ephemeral store at 20 rue d’Anjou, 75008, Paris. An
invitation to discover authentic, individual wines, as well as the unusual characters behind them: the people that are as committed as they are passionate about their land and their savoir-faire.
In the spirit of ongoing discovery, La Maison du Whisky offers you the chance to meet these bold, rebellious wine-growers, united by a shared philosophy, whose guiding words share the same first letter: A, as in Agriculteur (farmer), Artisan and Artiste.
At the root of this movement, led by Luca Gargano, lie a handful of
grape growers and wine producers who denounce the over-use of pesticides, fungicides and yeasts that have been cultured in laboratories. Initially brought together in Italy by this desire to return to “everything natural”, they were joined by winegrowers from various countries in Europe, such as France, Slovenia, Croatia and Georgia.
Over the course of one month, La Maison du Whisky wanted to create a place for exchange and conviviality that echoed the style of the Triple A winegrowers and their wines. A great way to share in this human adventure, in which freedom of expression - whether of the terroir or the winegrower - is given pride of place with a selection of extremely sophisticated wines.
On the programme: some thirty different producers, predominantly from Italy, France, Slovenia, Lebanon, Georgia, Germany and Croatia, and no less than sixty different wines will be presented at this special
Address: The ephemeral store adjacent to 20 rue d’Anjou 75008 Paris
Duration: 27 May to 28 June 2014
Opening times: Tuesday to Friday: 10:30am to 8pm
and Saturday: 10:30am to 7:30pm throughout the day.
THE TRIPLE A POP-UP STORE
AT THE HEART OF CINEMATOGRAPHIC CURRENT AFFAIRS
With the release of Jonathan Nossiter’s film ‘Résistance Naturelle’ on 18 June 2014, in which the Triple A winegrowers appear as themselves, the ephemeral store of La Maison du Whisky could not be closer to the centre of cinematographic current affairs.
A unique opportunity to relive the film and discover the wines of its heroes, the Triple A winegrowers.
Resistance Naturelle, the film
United under the Italian sun, a handful of winegrowers and a film director share their passion for cinema and wine.
In just a few years, these liberated farmers have transformed the perception of wine, as well as its market, by producing “natural” wine. Through a taste for freedom, transmission, artisan integrity and the health of the planet (and its inhabitants), they have instigated a veritable resistance movement. Against the tyranny of the market and the governments that serve it.
Stefano Bellotti, the Pasolini of grapevines (poet and rebel!) in Piedmont, and Elena and Anna Pantaleoni, two generations of Emilian women, re-invent, often through their special brand of irony, how to fight back. Joined by Corrado Dottori in Marche and Giovanni Tiezzi in Tuscany, they leave in search of the next battle.
But an ecological commitment to nature is useless without cultural ecology.
As with wine, the vital transmission and anti-establishment role of cinema culture is threatened with extinction.
Ten years after MONDOVINO, Jonathan Nossiter goes to Italy in search of its last rebels, these smugglers of life.
► Watch the video
Released in cinemas: 18 June