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Plus de 2500 signatures en 6 heures ! Bravo à tous mais il faut continuer...

Bruxelles, Belgium

May 6, 2019 — 

Merci aux plus de 2500 signataires. Votre mobilisation prouve, s'il le fallait encore, que ce sentiment d'injustice est partagé par le plus grand nombre et que vous êtes prêts à agir. Pourrais je vous demander de continuer à en parler autour de vous, à circuler le lien de la pétition sur les réseaux sociaux, Twitter, Linkedin et email. L'audience a lieu vendredi donc le temps presse. La préfète et sa directrice de cabinet seront prévenus de l'existence de la pétition encore aujourd'hui. 

Et pour tous vos amis qui ne parlent pas nécessairement le Français, vous pouvez leur circuler la version anglaise ci-dessous.

English version below

The french administration wants to destroy a batch of 2000 bottles of wines. Let's support Sébastien David, organic winegrower

Sébastien David, renowned biodynamic winegrower in the Loire valley, produces great red wines without any additives and other winemaking inputs. He is clearly not up to industrial wines standard.

Coincidentally, the French administration came to pick up samples of his “Coef 2016” cuvee and detected a volatile acidity level above allowed threshold, even though the technician from the same laboratory found this level "satisfactory" after organoleptic examination. Sébastien then proceeded with two counter-analysis, both contradicting the results of the French administration.

Despite the results of the two counter-analysis, the administration sealed his batch of 2,078 bottles and the prefect of Indre and Loire, Corinne Orzechowski (pref-secretariat-prefet @ asked via a decree, to destroy his batch of 2,078 bottles within a month. You said expeditious justice?

In order to avoid these magnificent bottles being destroyed, which would represent a huge financial loss and would put his business at risk, Sébastien had no other recourse than an urgency procedure and the open hearing will take place next Friday, May 10 at 11 am at the Administrative Court of Orléans. Everyone is more than welcome to support him. Hoping that this time he will be heard and will be able to defend himself.

For this administrative error not to end up in a judicial error, Sébastien needs you and your support. Because the only fraud that the administration could blame Sébastien with is that he wants to make wine with a single and unique ingredient: the grape.

Your signature will help Sebastien to save his 2,078 bottles of “Coef 2016”.

But beyond that, it demonstrates your support of a ‘craft viticulture’, respectful of the environment, and which expresses itself as freely as possible without superfluous administrative hindrance.

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