Into the Mix: A Guide to Cocktail Bars in Paris

Slow to embrace any trend not of its own making, Paris was a bit behind other major cities to jump onto the cocktail craze. But fuelled by an enthusiastic expat community and an eagerness to strut its stuff, the capital...

Things to See and Do in the Drôme Provençale

We highlight some of the more popular activities, attractions and places to visit in the region... Related articles: Secret Provence: Exploring the Drôme Provençale in the South of France The Towns of the Drôme Provençale ...

3 Vineyards in Provence to Visit this Summer

In the world of oenology Provence is synonymous with delicious rosé wines, and what better place to taste them than in the very vineyards they were produced? In our guide we've picked vineyards not...

Win a Case of Wine from the Côtes du Rhône

The Rhône Valley is France’s second largest AOC wine area, with a culture and history as vibrant as a sip of their wines. The wines from Côtes du Rhône make the perfect match, whatever's on...

A Complete Guide to Burgundy: Venture Beyond the Vineyards

Though famed for its incomparable vintages and world-class gastronomy, there is more to Burgundy than food and wine as Sylvia Edwards Davis discovers... Burgundy is perhaps best known for its excellent gastronomy and world-class wines,...

The Young Face of Cognac: Baptiste Loiseau, Cellar Master at Rémy Martin

When Rémy Martin chose fresh-faced Baptiste Loiseau to take on its illustrious mantle three years ago, the decision raised a few eyebrows. Thrust into the thick of it at just 34, cognac’s youngest cellar master had his work cut out to prove...

Banyuls-sur-Mer: Our Favourite Harvest Festival in France (and how you can be part of...

With France’s history and culture so firmly rooted in agriculture, the harvest season is perhaps the most magical time to visit the country. It is a time of celebration: when bountiful crops ripened over...

The Luxury Wine Experience: An Inside Look at Bordeaux Wine Tours by Bernard Magrez

Looking to immerse yourself in the secrets of Bordeaux wine-making? We just returned from a trip to France, where we indulged in the Luxury Wine Experience offered by Bernard Magrez. Here's an inside look...

Gourmet Trail in Paris: Brewers’ Fayre

Of late, you cannot venture into the bowels of the capital without stumbling smack bang into a new microbrewery. Just follow the tell-tale whiffs of smoky hops and you can be sure to find a hipster-type...

In Bordeaux Wine Country, Generations of Care at Château Haut-Bailly

Armed with dangerously little knowledge I still find that many of my wine discoveries are serendipitous. Recently I was staying overnight at Château Le Pape, not far from the busy centre of Bordeaux. I can’t recommend this place enough...