Champagne and Burgundy Vineyards Granted UNESCO World Heritage Status

Big news from French wine country. In a triumph for the French viticultural tradition, UNESCO granted World Heritage status to both Champagne and Burgundy vineyards on Saturday. France now has 41 World Heritage sites. In...

Picking Grapes in Champagne

During harvest season, spend a fun-filled day picking grapes (and drinking wine!)

Bandol’s Wines: Provence’s True Star

The Phoenicians were making wine in Bandol 2,500 years ago, before the Romans moved in.

6 Reasons Why Franche-Comté Should Be on Your Travel Radar

Ever since my first visit to Besançon, I can't stop wondering why this region has remained so undiscovered. After spending a year in Franche-Comté and traveling extensively throughout the region, I have seen only a...

Burgundy’s Wine Route

Sampling wine and other delights on a whirlwind jaunt.

Dom Pérignon: A Look at a Legend

Success, as the saying goes, has many fathers. So it’s not surprising that many claim to have “invented” champagne, the world’s most successful wine in terms of global recognition and popularity. Legend has it...

Marvelous Médoc: Driving the Wine Route

Few things whet a wine lover’s enthusiasm more than driving along France’s D2 highway, the route des châteaux just north of Bordeaux on the Médoc peninsula, hemmed in on both sides by row upon...