Olivier Cousin Needs Your Help!

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Most winemakers don’t treat their vineyard like a treasured hand-tilled garden, or choose to work their land with horses.  Olivier Cousin does choose these ways, and for those reasons he doesn’t fit into the established order of French Winemaking. He, like many other natural winemakers, has decided not to work within the Appellation Origine Controlée system anymore – a system that has been broken for quite some time.  They instead choose the Vin de Table (Table Wine) classification. Inter Loire, the French government authority that oversees the appellation system, sees some of his labeling practices as a challenge to their authority.

A distributor of Olivier’s in Europe, in attempt to have a little fun, adorned some of his cases with “Appellation Olivier Cousin.” They were poking fun at the system, and at the same time making a statement that Olivier’s wines are entirely unique, and also more representative of the AOC Anjou than most AOC Anjou wines, since his wines are the expression of this unique place and terroir.

Inter Loire has responded to this joke with very a very serious reprimand. They have locked Olivier’s bank account, and are threatening him with jail time, for this heinous offense, and for using the words “Anjou pur Breton” on his label. For more details on the case, check out this decanter article. 

Please show your support for Olivier and sign the petition below, and it will be forwarded to the appropriate authorities in France. The box has been filled in with the French and English versions of a letter that is being passed along, but feel free to add your own thoughts about Olivier’s wines and his importance in the US marketplace.

Your comments on the petition and email address is kept confidential, however if you’d like them to be public, please leave them in the comments below!

Update: You can also help Olivier by buying a tee-shirt here. 

PLEASE NOTE: If you have already signed another petition, do not sign again here.


Olivier Cousin

Lettre au procureur


Nous, vignerons, journalistes, cavistes, importateurs, affirmons notre
soutien à Olivier Cousin.

Nous nous indignons qu’on l’accuse de nuire à son appellation.

Olivier Cousin incarne une des plus belles images angevines. Sa
médiatisation en est témoin. Ses pratiques culturales respectent son
terroir. Le vin qui en émane le traduit sans aucune interférence et propage
l’identité angevine dans le monde entier.

Mieux, Olivier Cousin est un des acteurs principaux du renouveau du vignoble
: il soutien activement et physiquement les jeunes installations.

Enfin, il est à l’origine de la révolution du cheval de trait dans toute la

Nous, vignerons, journalistes, cavistes, importateurs, apportons notre appui
solidaire à Olivier Cousin et dénonçons les persécutions dont il est

English version

We, winemakers, journalists, wine merchants, importers and consumers, affirm our support
for Olivier Cousin.

We are indignant that he is being accused of harming the name of his Appellation.

Olivier Cousin embodies one of the most beautiful images of the wines of the
Anjou. He is the best media coverage you could hope for. His methods
respect his terroir. The wine he produces propagates a good image of the
Loire Valley, and particularly the little-know Anjou AOC throughout the world.

In addition, Olivier Cousin is one of the main players in the revival of the
appellation: he actively supports and gives his physical energy to helping young winemakers starting new vineyards in Anjou.

Finally, it is Olivier who has lead the revolution of using horses in the
vines throughout the Loire Valley.

We, winemakers, journalists, wine merchants, and importers offer our support
and solidarity to Olivier Cousin and denounce the persecution he is


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Andrew Welder Director of Operations, Saratoga Slice Inc
West Chester PA, USA 19341
Alison Lyons Astor Wines and Spirits
New York, NY
Ben Aneff Managing Director
Tribeca Wine Merchants
New York, NY USA
kerry kiang J&F Manager
Colleen Rafferty Sales Rep.
Aubert & Mascoli Wine Importer
London, UK
Lauren Kennedy sales, Jenny & Francois
Elizabeth Patrick Assistant Buyer
Astor Wines & Spirits
399 Lafayette St, New York NY 10003
Lorena Ascencios Buyer
Valerie Corbin Astor Wines and Spirits, New York, USA
Moses Jones General Contractor
California Winemaker
Mollie Battenhouse Wine Director, Maslow 6, NYC
Carlos Marques Wine MBA Student – Bordeaux Management School
Wine Distributor
São Paulo, Brazil
Matthew Hamilton Belcourt Restaurant NYC
Thomas Riley Writer, retailer (small wine shop), educator, Alameda, CA, USA
Emily Schindler Winemonger Imports, San Anselmo, CA
Kat Kelly Office Manager, Communal Brands, New York, NY USA
gaetano muscatello
Charles Woods Proprietor, Bonhomie Wine Imports
Emilio Castelli Vigneron, Sebastopol, Ca. USA
david seaton Central Bottle Wine and provisions, Cambridge, MA
Christopher Carbone Owner, TerraVino Brookline, MA 02446
Siobhan Lowe Chicago, IL
Matt Reiser Wine Director
UpStairs on the Square
91 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Alex Miranda Sales Person
Jean Hamilton Wine Student NYC
Adam Morganstern Editor, Organic Wine Journal
Willy Blackmore editor, Tasting Table, Los Angeles
geoffrey miller Consultant, Boston, Ma etats unis
Clement Carriere NAM, LGCF
Matt Mollo Partner/Wine Buyer, The Wine Bottega, Boston, MA USA
Jason Adams Brooklyn, NY, USA
Devlon Moore Distributor
Cesar Castro President, Terroir, Santo Domingo
Mark Goldberger CEO – Vinformative, Inc
Tara Carney Sales manager Maslow6 wineshop
tessa miles Wine Cellar Cape Town South Africa
Local sales
Jordan Napier Olivi Le Buche Winery, Sarteano, Siena
David Fields
Robert Vodicka Eastern Michigan University Federation of Teachers
Samantha Klein unemployed
Anthony Wilson Musician, wine lover, los angeles, CA, usa
Meg McNeill Manager, Dandelion Wine, Brooklyn
Oscar Hernandez Olmstead Wine Co.
gregory perez vigneron vinificateur a Bodegas y Viñedos Mengoba  Bierzo (espagne
carl hagstrand Importer
Njal Poulsen CEO dfb. ApS
Natasha Hughes Freelance wine writer, consultant and educator
jose pastor Jose Pastor Selections
Angus Macnab
Victoire Rabineau Chef de Projet Web – Vinternet – Agence de communication web dans le vin et les spiritueux
Nicolas de Rouyn rédacteur-en-chef
Tao Platon Winemaker assistant Bodega Convento se las Claras (Spain)
Josh Lohmer Manger, Gnarly Vines, Brooklyn, NY
Randall Grahm Winemaker, Bonny Doon Vineyard
Santa Cruz, CA
Elizabeth Griswold UVA Wines, Brooklyn, NY
Catherine Saillard Owner of Restaurant iCi in Brooklyn, New York.
Peter Marchant Mezzanine Wines
On Premise Sales Manager Queensland
Sommeliers Australia Queensland
Jonathan Sayers Managing Director
Bacchant Wines, Sydney Australia
Nicole DeCicco wholesale distributor Upstate Wine Co.
Joseph Dougherty Managing Director at
Seaview Securities LLC
Linda Violago everywhere
Julia Mosack Wine sales representative
Michael Dupuy Owner
Streetcar Wine & Beer
Boston, MA, USA
Nick Gorevic sales, J&F