Paul Priluchny said, who comforted him after his divorce from muceniece

Paul and Agatha muceniece Priluchny got an official divorce. In an interview Youtube-project “together” the 32-year-old actor told how he has built his life after breaking up with his wife. In April, Agatha gathered her things, took the kids and moved to owned by spouses of the Moscow apartment. Paul was left alone in their suburban home. On weekends, the children visit with him, but then again they go to the mom and Priluchny there is one. According to the artist, he does not tolerate loneliness, so I tried to solve this problem. To cope with the feeling of emptiness to help him Pets.

I can’t be alone. Even when I work. I need someone walking around, talking. I have two dogs, cats, fish. I solved this problem, – said the actor.

Paul said that in his childhood scarred by tragedy – the death of his father (he died when the future actor was 13 years old). Therefore he is most afraid of loneliness. This is what prompted him to create a large family: Priluchnogo muceniece and there are two children, 7-year-old Timothy and 4-year-old MIA.

By the way, on the eve of the divorce, Agatha suddenly confessed she still loves her ex-husband and doesn’t want to hurt him. Youtube-an interview with Ksenia Sobchak 31-year-old actress, broke up with her husband because of domestic violence, said not to say bad things about him.

– I love this man, and in any case do not want to show it in a bad light. What else can you do? To kill a human being? People get lost, she said.

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Divorce Priluchnogo and muceniece was relatively peaceful. The actor left his wife and children apartment Moscow. Custody they are divided equally: although the children live with the mother, they can see dad when he wants to.

Previously, Agata explained why their marriage has cracked. According to the actress, she and her husband no longer understand each other.

Our Alliance came to the conclusion that we need to leave. We ceased to understand each other. It does not bring as much happiness as before. For me this is – said muceniece. – He doesn’t understand me. I don’t understand it. We can’t find a common language. We decided that it would be right to go, to be normal parents for their children.

However, fans suspect that the culprit is not just mutual misunderstanding, but also the passion of Paul by alcohol. Just a few weeks after muceniece announced the divorce, she has published in Instagram shocking video. In it, the actress said that during isolation in a country house husband picked up on it hand and was brought to tears children. The quarrel between the spouses began after Priluchny, according to Agatha, drink ten days in a row.

– He brought the children to tears, he raised a hand to me, he is not adequate, – says the actress in the video with tears in his eyes. – He during a pandemic throws us out of the house. So tomorrow we’ll go to the apartment. But I can’t upload because I have no other weapons, except as publicity. Just know that here is a man Paul, you know?


Anastasia Volochkova showed a string of “alcoholic” and publicly put in place Dan Borisov

Anastasia Volochkova and Dana Borisova long-standing conflict. Two blondes had a fight after the former TV presenter has accused the dancer of alcoholism and amoralke. In response to the dancer urged her opponent to answer.

Dana Borisova came face-to-face Anastasia Volochkova, which was accused of drunkenness. The ballerina denies that suffers from alcoholism. “What she’s accusing me? What I like to drink wine. What do you not drink wine? Sorry, what do you care what I do, I sleep with somebody that I realize. If the main task is to come every day to be on stage,” he said, as snapped, the actress in the new issue of the program “New Russian sensations”.

Dana just does not intend to retreat. “By the way, at this stage the legs were growing. It is explained to us in rehab. Female alcoholism, the third stageread the literature , specifically the woman begins to crawl” – not appeased with the scandalous attacks on television.

Volochkova also not born shita. “I’d love to see Dana Borisov after his cocaine, so she went out and did something physically feet, hands. Without cocaine, I think, will not. If she says this, that they used to lose weight,” he recalled ballerina revelation sworn friend.

Borisov admits that struggling with their addictions. “Yes, I’m an addict, Yes, I’m an addict, Yes, I’m an addict! But I’m honest, I speak about it openly. But I’ve dealt with a long time all these initial stages, and her daughter is not even in the beginning, it is in active use! That is her denial even saw but saw. Nastya, I have a lot in common. We share the same disease – alcoholism“- she said.

Anastasia most resent injustice. “I do not understand why people take the liberty to judge me, to appreciate and evaluate? Climb into my soul, into my glass, my plate, in my bed, in my house. I have a feeling that in my house lives the whole country. Everyone drink: one wine who – vodka is what everyone wants – it is the right of every human being. But after drinking you can’t come to the gym and doing cartwheels, pirouettes and to do what you love”, – is angry with the artist.

Volochkova believes that Borisov must answer for his slander. “When you’re talking shit, you have to answer! I can tell you my cat: chatter and … – no bags to roll”.

Dana retorted: “Away: Mat-peremat. Habalki included. You go drunk, beg, fall.”

However, the proposal Nastya took. “Anastasia, breathe!”, – demanded Dana. Volochkova complied with the request, and Borisov withdrew, driving away the smell. “Are you sober?”, – asked the presenter.

In response Volochkova assured that just worked eight hours on Pointe and offered the opponent the experiment. She sent Borisov through all the circles of hell ballet to the on your own Pointe shoes see how hard hangover “to be in the pack.”

The job – to do the splits – Dana failed miserably. And this is understandable. In this field Volochkova has no equal.

Drove Dan twine “alcoholic” in the air. Spinning, spinning. String “alcoholic”, and revolves a ball of gold” – Anastasia twirled in the dance, doing his trademark splits.

She said that for the year from it there were 40 performances of “the Dancer in the mirror of the circus.” “I do every day love. Wake up in bed with a loved one… to Blame I have nothing. Has no right! For the charges that she made, calling me, pouring dirt, she will answer in court”, – said the dancer.


What inspires the ancient arts market

Berlin It was an unusual combination when fashion designer Victoria Beckham suddenly exhibited old master portraits in her shop in London-Mayfair. Fashion alongside old masters. The audience: fashionistas rather than the usual suspects of the art scene.

The change of location in July 2018 was nevertheless a market-promoting coup. All pictures were successfully added to a short time later Sotheby’s auctioned. The portrait of a somber-looking Venetian nobleman by Peter Paul Rubens fetched the excellent price of £ 5.4 million for a newcomer to the market. The number of visitors during the preview in the auction house was also higher than usual; the entire £ 42m auction was impressive.

A new bull market in the old masters market was not initiated with the “Beckham effect”. But the change of scenery was refreshing. And necessary: ​​Because today’s generation of heirs does not fall back on the status symbols of the parents. With the change in taste, the marketing of these collection areas also changes. We are now moving towards lifestyle and luxury, but also towards online auctions, which are becoming increasingly important, particularly in the times of Corona.

The changes correspond to a collector structure that is changing. “Crossover collecting” is becoming increasingly important, collecting across genres. Dealers and the British press have been concerned with the trend for a good five years. With us he has not yet prevailed so strongly.

Also at international trade fairs – with the exception of the Londoners in charge here “Frieze Masters” – the brilliant idea of ​​mixing art in a high quality across time and genres is still missing. But the advantages are obvious. In this way, the eyes can be opened for aesthetic adventures, for exciting dialogues and contrasts.

Antique dealers report that they were able to inspire modern art collectors for Roman sculptures. This overarching interest was already evident in a Sotheby’s auction in 2014, in which Pilar Ordovas, London gallery owner of contemporary art, auctioned off a life-size Roman “Aphrodite” from the Duke of Northumberland’s collection for £ 9.4 million for one of her customers. Traders of East Asian art also live partly from collectors who place classic tang figures in their modern ambience.

So far, an expansion of the tunnel vision has been attempted primarily in London, New York and Paris auctions. Under the title “Treasures” at Sotheby’s and “The Exceptional Sale” at Christie’s offers a top-class mix of individual objects from different collecting areas, cultures and materials. These are pieces that, lifted from the corresponding generic auctions, gain a new singular status.

Bernardino Luini’s “Portrait of a Reading”

The picture was auctioned in November 2018 in the Parisian “Exceptional Sale” by Christie’s for 1.2 million euros.

(Photo: Christie’s)

Portraits from the 16th to the early 19th centuries have been market favorites since the beginning of the last decade. Old masters of painters of the first set such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Cranach or Titian were never undervalued. This market fate tends to overtake furniture from the Renaissance to the Biedermeier period, silver and porcelain. Good sales prices are only realized with historical items of the best condition.

Since silver auctions with their endless rows of silverware are no longer fascinating, exceptional pieces are sold in the context of the extraordinary. The main example is a mannerist silver can from the goldsmith Adam van Vianen, dated 1619, that was auctioned at Christie’s in New York in April 2018 for $ 5.3 million. Their environment ranged from Roman sculpture to a tang figure and a Steinway piano from 1924 to Aston Martin by James Bond actor Daniel Craig, who grossed $ 468,500.

Leonardo and Luini

Old master paintings can also be found in these auctions. In November 2018, Christie’s in Paris offered the portrait of a reader of the Leonardo student Bernardino Luini in an “exceptional sale”. At 1.2 million euros, it achieved twice the already high estimate. To date, his pictures had at most generated a quarter of this sum.

The new interest was stimulated by the Leonardo painting “Salvator mundi”, which had been raised the previous year and raised 450 million dollars in a contemporary art auction – the most radical crossover in auction history to date. Background: To some Leonardo experts, Luini is still the actual creator or co-author of the Salvator picture.

Mix of genres in noble auctions

The noble auctions of mixed genres also offer furniture and handicraft objects of the highest quality. This elitist strategy was necessary because after the deep fall in furniture prices and the picky behavior of the global collectors of sculptures, art chamber pieces and silver objects, there are hardly any individual auctions in this genre. This also applies to old master graphics, which are increasingly being outsourced to the Internet. In Germany, however, Bassenge and Karl & Faber still have a lively auction so far.

“Lothian Casket”

The trade recognized its uniqueness and bought the splendor shrine cheaply in an auction. The precious piece was created by a southern German master of the 17th century.

(Photo: Sotheby’s)

An art chamber piece that shows the valuation range of exceptional pieces is the so-called “Lothian Casket”. This ceremonial shrine, which was built in Nuremberg in the early 17th century, was auctioned in 2017 in a “Treasures” auction by Sotheby’s for £ 118,750. A year later, it was offered by Munich dealer Georg Laue and London’s Trinity Fine Art gallery for £ 750,000. An independent appraiser from the UK export committee considered this price reasonable. It applies to a German Renaissance property for which there is simply no market comparison.

Porcelain is now mostly auctioned off in Internet auctions in London. The same applies to furniture, furnishings and decorative goods of the lower and medium quality categories, such as those offered by Sotheby’s under the labels “Interior” and “Fine Dining” as lifestyle elements.

From art object to luxury goods

A shift in taste borne by the auction market has been evident for some time: from an art object to a luxury item. Since Christie’s registered 29 percent of new customers in the luxury goods segment in 2017, the house in London and New York has organized “luxury weeks” in which wristwatches, jewelry, designer handbags and wine are auctioned. The last melange of this kind raised $ 83 million in New York in December 2019.

Of course, this cannot be measured against the proceeds for contemporary art. But the effect of winning new customers and then introducing them to the more expensive art in the long term is a principle of this strategy.

To the extent that auctioneers select old arts and crafts, they promote interest in modern design with live and online auctions. For example, bidders from 31 countries took part in the latest Sotheby’s online auction on April 2. They raised the estimates for a “Tiffany” ceiling lamp in the Moorish style to $ 300,000 twenty times, and for a pair of armchairs by Jean Prouvé to $ 175,000 six times.

Sought after: perfume bottle with coat of arms

But not only elite objects, but also varia of all kinds come under the hammer. Since 2013, Christie’s has been holding auctions under the title “Out of the Ordinary”, in which heterogeneous collectibles come under the hammer, from perfume bottles with a royal coat of arms to the fiberglass model of the Tyrannosaurus Rex. One of the most recent areas activated by Sotheby’s is erotic and homoerotic art, which has been offered with increasing success in auctions under the motto “Erotic: passion & desire” since 2017.

The market continues to fan out while reducing historical collection areas. Whether this is a promising model also depends on the taste development of those who are still in the luxury sector and in the heterogeneous entry-level area of ​​the market. In view of the global fixation on the frontrunners of contemporary art, it is comforting that the lower market segment is also being successfully promoted.

More: Less growth: what moved the art market in 2019


How two cooks master the corona crisis

Remains humorous: Christian Heinenbruch wears an apron as he cooks in his kitchen.
Picture: Frank Röth

Christian Heinenbruch lost all income because of Corona, Benjamin Molzberger is on short-time work. But the two cooks don’t complain. About two friends who stick together in need.

AWhen he broke off all his orders in March, it all started. No, actually it all started 15 years ago when Christian Heinenbruch sat next to Benjamin Molzberger in the vocational school. Heinenbruch was the oldest, Molzberger the youngest at 16. They understood each other immediately. After their cooking apprenticeship, the two even opened a pub together. New jobs came over the years. Your friendship lasted. Heinenbruch calls his friend “Benni”. And Molzberger called him “Heini”.

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The two of them have been working together again for a few days. In the Harheim district of Frankfurt, they sell food to neighbors who work from home and get hungry at noon. They would never have thought that they would cook together again so soon. Heinenbruch is self-employed, Molzberger’s deputy chef in a popular Frankfurt restaurant. Because the corona virus deprived them of their working basis, both of them lost their jobs from one day to the next. Molzberger is on short-time work and still receives 60 percent of his salary, while Heinenbruch, on the other hand, has no reserves. Because he was afraid that he would no longer be able to pay the rent, he put a food truck on his landlord’s premises. Since then he has been in his small kitchen with his friend in the truck six days a week.


At war with boredom: cow-houses, stuffed buns and tomato sauce

1 – In a nightmarish kitchen

The most famous Basque film in the world today, The Platform (2019), by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia, is perfect for meditating on what one eats in confinement, between two batches of homemade bread: in a vertical dystopian prison, a platform filled with provisions descends every day, contenting the prisoners located in the highest level and necessarily starving those of the lowest, with change of stage and periodic depression for all. The food scenes are memorable because they are not necessarily appetizing – from the anxiety-provoking ritual preparation in the kitchen, as in a film by Terry Gilliam, at meal time, primitive, without cutlery, hand in what has already been eaten. The film of the moment for the director, on solidarity and the distribution of goods: “If, instead of putting food on the platform, we put on masks, toilet paper and fans, we would have the same debate”, he declared to Guardian.

The Platform Galtel Gaztelu-Urrutia profiles on Netflix.

2 – With a cheeky culinary critic

The Trip by Michael Winterbottom with Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan, 2010

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In The Trip (2010), film version of his TV series, Michael Winterbottom finds the best way to approach starred restaurants in England by sending them, under the pretext of a review of local chefs, the comics Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon (Photo) stuff the paunch. Instead of raving about their plates, the duo prefers to embark on old friends’ crap and imitation contests (James Bond, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson period Taken) in false document mode. Farewell to the pontificating comments of the chefs leaving their lair. Another critic, another jousting: Louis Jourdan as the assassin of a restaurant owner, exquisite to the point of being slimy, in an episode of Columbo, “Murder à la carte” (1978), directed by a young Jonathan Demme (long before thesilenceofthelambs). The cat and mouse game between him and Peter Falk in front of a sashimi or a veal cutlet remains of first freshness.

The Trip by Michael Winterbottom on Canal VOD and Colombo on Amazon Prime.

3 – In the belly of Tokyo

Midnight diner, tokyo stories


“Western food, accumulated, signified, inflated to the majestic, linked to some prestigious operation, always goes towards the big, the abundant, the busty, the oriental follows the opposite movement, it flourishes towards the infinitesimal “, Barthes wrote in the Sign Empire. Ditto for the Western TV series which dramatizes and thickens, where the Japanese Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories operates without twists or character arch, carries out the wand, “Designates the fragment”, “Quibble”, “Never violate the food”. Adapted from a manga, she lingers on a izakaya, small night bistro, its anonymous regulars and its benevolent boss-cook. The real protagonist of each episode is a different dish, his relationship with such a client and what he reveals from his personal trials. A good mix, based on unfulfilled love, dreary workers and lonely children, but disarming of warmth and simplicity, like the comforting and unspectacular cuisine served (rice omelet, breaded ham, noodles …) .

Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories on Netflix.

4 – With sweet and sour Chinese


Tiger tail by Alan Yang. Netflix photo

Chinese cinema is full of anthology culinary scenes – food is so central to a culture where a parent’s first question is not “how are you?” but “did you eat?” Among others, the short film Bao (2018) by Domee Shi, produced by Pixar, made his baozis (steamed buns) appetizing in computer graphics, in the form of a pretty allegorical tale where a Chinese-Canadian wife sees one of her brioches come to life. For its part, the comic series Master of None (2015) offers a beautiful pan-Asian restaurant scene between Taiwanese and Indian families (the episode “The Second Generation”), where the essential is played less on the plate than between guests. Alan Yang, one of the co-creators, refines this in his first feature film for Netflix, Tiger Tail, touching autobiographical meditation on the regrets of a Taiwanese immigrant settling in New York, where the meal scenes intelligently widen the gap between characters, father and daughter, without being able to fill hearts and silences.

Bao by Domee Shi on Disney +. Master of None and Tiger tail by Alan Yang on Netflix.

5 – On the teeth, al dente

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Tilda Swinton.

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Italian cuisine in the cinema is the prerogative of the mafia, to emphasize their son-to-mamma side and their rest of humanity: in the freed (1990) by Martin Scorsese, the gangster Paulie is less remarkable for his exactions than for the tomato sauce he tinkers in prison, with razor-cut garlic (“So finely that it liquefied in the pan with just a little oil”) and too many onions. Sauce is good life, do we remember in the Godfather (1972) by Coppola, especially when it must be served for twenty mafiosi with meatballs, a little garlic, wine and sugar. But the most licentious cuisine seen in a recent Italian film, guaranteed without sauce, is served in Amore (2009) by Luca Guadagnino, where Tilda Swinton (Photo) is literally lit up by shrimp prepared by her future lover – in a religious ecstasy way – and where a oukha, Russian fish soup, serves both as a Proustian comforter and a murder weapon.

The freedmen Martin Scorsese photos on Netflix. The Godfather by Francis Ford Coppola on Amazon Prime. Amore by Luca Guadagnino on UniversCiné.

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The Platform of Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia on Netflix.

The Trip of Michael Winterbottom on Canal VOD. Columbo on Amazon Prime.

Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories on Netflix.

Bao of Domee Shi on Disney +. Master of None and Tiger tail ofAlan Yang on Netflix.

The freedmen of Martin Scorsese on Netflix. The Godfather of Francis Ford Coppola on Amazon Prime. Amore of Luca Guadagnino on UniversCiné.


hydroalcoholic gels are now made from wine

The smell can surprise. ” Habitually, hydroalcoholic gels are made from neutralized ethanol, odorless. Except that since the beginning of confinement, some pharmacies and laboratories produce their gel based on vinous alcohol, distilled from grape marc and lees, a deposit found at the bottom of wine tanks. “It is true that it may surprise a little at first, it smells a lot of wine. Some pharmacies asked me if we could slightly modify our production process“Laughs Anne Arbeau.

With her brother, Géraud, she is at the head of Vignobles Arbeau, a family business started in 1878. In addition to their estate located in Labastide-Saint-Pierre, a small village in Tarn-et-Garonne, around forty km from Toulouse, these wine merchants have a distillery that is over a century old. For the past month, they have been selling their wine alcohol to pharmacies and laboratories in the region.

Anne and Géraud Arbeau produce wine alcohol from grape marc or wine lees. Arbeau vineyards

The mayor of a village in the department called us one day, because the pharmacy in his village needed alcohol and couldn’t find it.s, says Anne Arbeau. Their supplier had no more stocks, due to the high demand. He asked us if we could provide alcohol. Then, it was a winemaker from Gaillac, with whom we work, who contacted us to tell us that a pharmacy was desperately looking for alcohol. So we decided to find out. ” She explains that she then contacted the Montauban customs office, and “obtained authorizationTo sell to pharmacies.

Tension on alcohol

Originally, wine alcohol cannot be used as a component of the hand gel, despite the decree of March 20, 2020 which widens the possibilities of usable alcohol. “We fought for derogations“Recognizes Gironde Senator Nathalie Delattre, member of the Radical Party.

She, who is also vice-president of the National Association of Elected Officials in Vine and Wine (ANEV), mobilized alongside distilleries and other players in the wine sector in her department. “It was necessary to pass a phase of laboratory expertise, several samples were studied, details Nathalie Delattre. A European standard indicates that wine alcohol does not enter into alcoholic solutions, because it requires alcohol at 96 degrees. It was therefore necessary to demonstrate that these purified alcohols were eligible

The senator and the distilleries of the department were supported by the Interregional Customs Directorate of Bordeaux. The samples of the various wine alcohols were analyzed at the customs laboratory in Pessac. “We got the results a few days later, adds the senator from Gironde. Then the customs service took care of everything, saw with the Regional Health Agency (ARS), and we got a waiver to supply this alcohol” On the side of the General Directorate of Health, it is confirmed that the wine growers and distilleries who would like to sell their wine alcohol are invited to contact the ARS of their region and the customs services, in order to obtain derogations.

The Union of Aquitaine Wine Cooperatives (UCVA), which owns the Coutras distillery, also fought for a waiver. “The idea was to do something to help locally. There was a tension on a raw material, we were asked if we could provide it“, Comments the director of the UCVA. “Aware of the need“, He knew that wine alcohol was not part of the”regulatory framework” “Our facilities allow to greatly purify some of our alcohols, we were convinced to be able to enter the specifications, he emphasizes. In-depth analyzes have notably made it possible to obtain a derogation. So we were able to produce them quickly

Favor local players

The distilleries are not the only ones to sell wine alcohol intended for the manufacture of gel. The main activity of the company Ciron, based in Barsac, in Gironde, is to denature the alcohol in order to make it available to pharmacies, among others. Faced with the difficulties of its usual suppliers, the company turned to local players. “We are in Gironde, around us there is such a large pool of alcohol, it was a shame to do without it, says Xavier Hien, manager of the company. We therefore obtained an exemption in order to use raw materials from the vine

This solidarity is important, argues Senator Delattre. The wine industry is very destabilized by the current epidemic. Being able to help, it makes them feel good” Socialist MEP Eric Andrieu also implored the European Commission on Tuesday to help winegrowers, by allowing them to distill their stock of wine, and thus sell their production. “The European Commission has the legal and financial tools to intervene in the market in times of crisis. If it does not do so today, small producers may disappear“, He warned, questioned by AFP. He also recommends that this alcohol be used to make hydroalcoholic gel.

We have the raw material which makes it possible to render service. We tell ourselves that at least we are useful for something“, Abounds Anne Arbeau. “My brother is still distilling the lees, it takes us time, especially since we are in reduced numbers, at the moment.“Used to selling their alcohol in large quantities in tanks, the company now sells”by retail” For the past month, Vignobles Arbeau has supplied around fifty pharmacies in Occitanie.

See also – “For some giants, hydroalcoholic gel is a commercial boon”


The sale of beer, wine and fernet is prohibited in 50 localities of the country | Chronicle

With the argument that the intake of alcohol could incite to violate preventive and compulsory social isolation or promote domestic and sexual violence, the Dry Law was implemented in 50 locations in Argentina.

This measure applies to municipalities in ten provinces of the country. There are localities where the Dry Law was endorsed by the municipality, while in others it is a police regulation.

In this framework, trucks that distribute wine, fernet, beer and other alcoholic beverages may not circulate. In addition, businesses will have to wrap the refrigerators prohibiting the sale of these products.

The municipalities that applied the Dry Law are from the provinces of La Rioja, Santiago del Estero, Catamarca, Salta, Córdoba, Neuquén, Chaco, Misiones, Río Negro and Jujuy.

In the case of The Rioja the governor Ricardo Quintela decreed the Dry Law and the transportation of alcohol throughout the province from 8:00 a.m. on Friday, April 10 to 12:00 a.m. on Monday, April 13.

For his part, the Head of Government of the City of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, pointed out that the Argentine capital “It will not accompany that measure.”

They prohibit the sale of beer, wine and fernet in 50 localities of the country because they would incite “Break the isolation”.

“They are overreaching, the wine is healthy and is listed as food and the presidential decree allows the manufacture and distribution of food and beverages.”

The reaction of some representatives of the sector affected by the Dry Law was immediate, as they assure that the industry itself was already hit hard by the quarantine before the closure of restaurants, bars and other shops.

“They are overreaching, the wine is healthy and is listed as food and the presidential decree allows the manufacture and distribution of food and beverages. We made a presentation, the municipalities cannot legislate over the provinces or the Nation“, He said José Alberto Zuccardi, President of the Argentine Wine Corporation (COVIAR), in dialogue with BAE Business.

Likewise, Patricia Ortiz, president of Bodegas de Argentina (which groups 230 wineries from all over the country), described as “crazy” The dry law. “There is no scientific basis that 50 municipalities prohibit the consumption of alcohol”, Held.


From calligrapher to shepherdess, a capital conversion

To change life. Who hasn’t dreamed of it. The act rarely follows the petted thought. Florence Robert became a calligrapher and became a shepherdess. And not anywhere: she dreamed from a very young age of living in these Corbières wedged between sea and plain. The meeting with a beekeeper near Lagrasse (Aude), Jean Poudou, convinced her of this place of election. The decision has become concrete to take a sharp turn, you have to relearn humility and start learning again. This is how the ex-calligrapher once checked the “Sheep-meat” box on the agricultural training registration form. Why this box? The images that we cultivate in ourselves sometimes push the act, and she wanted “Large expanses of solitude, a little harsh, but which confirm the gesture with animals and the wind”. She wanted to raise sheep in the Corbières to reopen the scrub scrub for the benefit of biodiversity.

We could have a slight moment of retreat. The recycling stories in perpendicular mode are like pleasant bluettes, built in a chronology without surprise. Their possible strength consists in tickling the empathy of the reader, who is inhabited by similar desires for retraining and moving happy ends. The shepherdess or shepherdess participates in addition to the iconic pastoral, the townspeople in reverse rural exodus from a militant and ecological return to the land. But there is no desire here to convince, nor self-aggrandizement. Beyond the progressive knowledge of the profession, a form of struggle against the elements, fatigue and discouragement, Florence Robert brings to her journey a reflection on space and time, on the poetry of these harsh landscapes and the exaltation of the senses (1).

Livestock. After eight weeks of training spread over eight months on the farm of Denis and Françoise Callamand, a few kilometers from Lagrasse, the time has come to take the plunge: that of finding a spot to anchor. It will be the small village of Albas, interested in a herd and his talent as a natural brushcutter. This terroir, renowned for its wines, olive oil and onions, had nearly a million sheep’s heads a hundred and fifty years ago. The animals disappeared in the 70s, in favor of the vine. They are a dozen breeders today in the dry Corbières, goats and sheep combined. It’s a “A little crazy adventure” than installing sheep “Where they disappeared forty years ago, in a viticultural landscape in the midst of a crisis, in one of the driest areas of France”. And there is no one left to ask questions about the secrets of the trade. Where to graze and when? How to promote the aphyllante, the small blue flower that promotes fattening of sheep?

We feel a little lonely, the apprentice shepherdess, in front of the magnitude of the task. Before the arrival of the woolly faces, it is necessary to consolidate the frame, find a source of water, bank guarantees, build an investment plan, recruit border collies dogs, then also patous … Fourteen months after having checked “Sheep -meat ”, on August 30, the bleating of lacaune, gregarious race accustomed to be kept every day, arrive at the Garrigues farm. “A hundred sheep to start with, it’s a small flock.” Small, but one should not lose a crumb in the wild and thorny nature, rich in lavender, thyme, rosemary, sarsaparilla, but also in poisonous essences (common ferrule, daphné garou, cameleon with red fruits). The herd is a wave to be channeled constantly, using dogs led by an inexperienced mistress whose attention is still not sharp enough to anticipate the speed of going to graze elsewhere.

Protrusion period. “Denis said to me once:” The most beautiful is the guard. It is for the guard that one is a shepherd. “” The maxims of the one who formed it punctuate his initiation like mantras. When the others are enjoying the holidays, you have to get up before dawn to move the herd at 6 am and not finish the day until 10 pm. Daily, imperatively, the sheep must eat and drink. The old needs, relaxation, leisure, consumption, then seem very secondary. It’s another mode, another way of looking at time, space, and another way of feeding those many inner chicks who keep crying out. The assignment is clear, deprivation goes without saying, what would we be burdened with? The shepherd is an elementary being. “ The question of time, again and again. That of the garrigue flows differently, without the tyranny of needles. In tune with animals and nature. “I learn to read the shape of the clouds, to read the time there. I learn that the hill is precise up to the blade of grass, and from far away I recognize the stone that serves as my seat, the frame where the hare was hiding the day before yesterday. “

The breeding cycle has its culminating events: the mating period in November (two rams are left five weeks with these ladies), the gestation of five months, births from the end of March. The first lambing (“What I do best”) will bring an additional 160 heads. “What is going on is neither sweet, beautiful, nor violent. It is inexpressible, it is beyond, quite close to the mystery without doubt. “ A kind of in-between, between life and death, between joy and urgency, patience and despair. Learn on the job to plaster a broken leg, to prick in the muscles of the neck, to leave the affective on the edge.

Ten years later, the voice has grown stronger. And she also took on a sober tone. The first faithful dogs are dead. He had to stop looking after his flock after three years and make up his mind to employ someone to do it, then switch to mountain pasture during the hot season. But isn’t that the best lesson of knowing how to welcome your own renunciations after having struggled? Shape her personality as a shepherdess. “By changing your life, you have to rebuild your head, and for months, the fatigue will have been that one, that of regularly reworking the arrangement of well-established beliefs, to cross out some of them, to weigh all the others to the yardstick of another inventory, of a new world, earthly, absolutely solid, horribly demanding. ”

(1) Also just published: He was a shepherdess by Yves Deloison and Stéphanie Maubé, ed. Rouergue, 256 pp., € 18.80 (ebook: € 13.99).

Frédérique Roussel

Florence Robert Shepherdess of the hills Corti “Biophilia”, 200 pp., € 18.


Coronavirus Drops Sales of Alcohol, Wine Industry Drinks Cup

When the confinement was announced, the world of wine shuddered: is the sale of alcohol or not?essential to the life of the nation“? The government decided quickly: yes, wine merchants will have the right to open. However, many of them preferred to lower the curtain despite everything. And for good reason: the French do not seem to have the heart to drink.

According to figures reported by Iri and the Nielsen law firm, most consumer products in supermarkets saw their sales increase during the first week of confinement, in the range of 12 to 40%. But not alcohol: sales of spirits and champagnes even fell by 3%. This figure was -1.8% for wine, before stabilizing: in the first two weeks, the drop in sales was 0.2% in the wine department, according to Eric Marzec, wine specialist at Iri, interviewed by LSA.

Cafes, bars and restaurants are a lost opportunity. The usual consumer circuit is not operational“Explains a spokesperson for the wine industry. The phenomenon did not really create an air appeal on the side of the large distribution. “We observe an epiphenomenon of “Skype aperitifs“ but it is really Parisian-Parisian, sweep the spokeswoman again. As the confinement will last for some time, the situation is more than worrying

The slump is deep for French producers. Jean-Marie Barillere, president of the National Committee of the Interprofessions of Wines (CNIV), estimates that one should expect a fall in sales of the order of “40 to 50%With regard to wine, all outlets combined. Champagne should expect an even more severe fall: “it is a festive and social alcohol. It’s not what people need right now“, Regrets the one who has the double hat of president of the Union of the Houses of Champagne.

The producers who supply the mass distribution are still the lucky ones, since it is the outlet that resists the coronavirus crisis the best. For those who would have chosen not to depend on mass distribution, the slope looks steep. Not everyone is armed to make direct sales or deliveries, a fortiori now that La Poste’s services have been restricted. “I fear that some small producers are going to shut down», Laments Loïc Tanguy, Founder of the Les Grappes distribution network. “It is the first time that winemakers have begged us to be part of our online wine fair, which we have chosen to maintain. ”

Gloomy period for the wine industry

For the wine industry, this episode is the latest in a black series. A year ago, Donald Trump raised tariffs on European wine, but the United States is the first export outlet for French producers. And since the beginning of the year, Asian countries no longer import because of the coronavirus. Industry players expect another blow with Brexit, at the end of the year, which will further limit opportunities.

It is also impossible to promise producers a rebound in consumption after containment. “I don’t know how we’re going to get out of this crisis, sadly explains Jean-Luc Zell, director of the Château d’Agassac, in the Haut Médoc. I also do not know how we are going to get out of the export crisis, everything is almost at a standstill. This morning, I prepared four orders for individuals” Part of the staff was placed on partial unemployment, except in the vineyards, because nature “to his calendar” The company is now counting on state support measures to prevent its cash flow from melting. Like other French producers, winegrowers can benefit from the solidarity fund set up by the government, deferrals of payment of certain charges, and the support plan for exporting companies.


Lionel Shriver, radish and stingy

Lionel Shriver has long been interested in money. Not that she’s necessarily trying to write bestsellers – even if We need to talk about Kevin, translated at Belfond in 2006 and adapted to the cinema by Lynne Ramsay in 2011, is one of them – but because it is a formidable romantic subject. In All this for what (2012), a couple saw the melting pot of a lifetime to cure Madame’s rare illness; in the Mandible (2017), a family of super-rich faced bankruptcy even if they had to fall back on cabbage (at $ 38 a piece, it was the crisis). In Private properties, rebelote, we stay close to his money, the value we give them and what they allow. In this case, access to property, the theme of this collection of short stories, Shriver’s first, its through motif, as they say of an apartment in which breath and light pass (and where the doors slam). Its original title, Property: Stories Between Two Novellas, insisted on the layout of the whole: these ten stories of notorious pingers and other bad payers are framed by two novellas like load-bearing walls. In the first, “Le Luster en pied”, an artist tries to recover the wedding gift she gave to her ex-best friend (“I would replace the chandelier with a service of pretty wine glasses or something, and like that, you would be free to break them”) ; in the second, “the Sub-Tenant”, two Americans exiled in Belfast try to live together under the same roof (“By the way, mayo is sixty pounds”). Who says good accounts make good friends?

Shriver knows us, that’s the problem. It’s not that Sara is pathologically stingy but, at the time of addition, “She remembered if she was the last to pay, and how much”. These are small annoyances, sampled meanness, bitterness in the bar. No, these characters are not very friendly, but are we? Shriver makes salty literature, without rounding, which makes the coin change. It is not always pleasant, but it is literature with open eyes, in that capable of making us shine when it was presumed to be ice. An inheritance is not only an inheritance, it is the sum of all the savings made. “When the money landed at Citibank, Elliot didn’t think of it as a string of zeros, bundles of notes or even gold bars. Rather, he imagined lots of S&H green stamps and ten-cent coupons for Tang, stacks of musty-smelling dresses, mountains of private label white bread crumbling , and tottering towers of toilet paper – single ply. “ As she told it in 2017 at Literary magazine, Lionel Shriver was raised with milk powder, “than [s]mother made with lukewarm tap water “. When it was small, it made her throw up, but it was an economy. “The irony is that they hoarded for our heritage.” We can laugh or cry about it.

Thomas Stélandre

Lionel Shriver Private properties

Translated from English (United States) by Laurence Richard. Belfond, 456 pp., € 21 (ebook: € 14.99).