>> Monday, May 23, 2005
Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve were two of the leading names at La Revue des Vins de France (France’s leading wine magazine). They left the magazine when it was acquired by the Marie Claire Group. Bettane & Desseauve have now revealed what they intend to do: They have started a web site called (no price for guessing): www.bettanedesseauve.com. They say there will be quite a lot of free information on the site. They will also publish a bi-weekly pdf newsletter that is sent out to paying subscribers only (but it seems not to be quite operational yet…) and a second newsletter for the trade. Originally they aimed to have everything up and running by March 1 but when we last checked it seemed to have slipped… But it will definitely be interesting to see how this turns out.