Did You Know? Climat vs Terroir in Burgundy

Guy Hibbert unravels the mystery of Burgundy’s climats with a vocab (and geography) lesson Talk to any French wine enthusiast and it won’t be long before the word ‘terroir’ comes up in conversation. If their...

Win 3 Bottles of Artisan Spirits Worth Over £150

In partnership with AMATHUS DRINKS, we’re offering one lucky reader the chance to win: 1 bottle of RHUM CLÉMENT CREOLE SHRUBB worth £32.15 1 bottle of CHÂTEAU DU BREUIL RÉSERVE DU CHÂTEAU CALVADOS 8 YR worth...

Behind the Vines in Champagne: Voices of the Vignerons

There are many advantages to living in the only part of the world where real champagne is made. One of them is that the champagne here is abundant, of excellent quality, and moderately priced....

Eau Naturel: Jean-François Rault, Pioneer of Organic Cognac

Marion Sauvebois heads to Charente to meet Jean-François Rault, a pioneer of organic cognac – and all-round free spirit Our interview is about to begin but Jean-François Rault is nowhere to be found. Relentless downpours...

A Day Trip to Reims in Champagne Country

A few days into our Paris vacation, I needed a break from the busy city. You see, I really love visiting the City of Light, but sometimes the crowded museums and the vélomoteurs buzzing...

Marking the Centenary of the First World War in the Aisne

This year marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. Numerous commemorative events are taking place across France, and we have compiled a Remembrance Tourism Guide for travellers making trips to...

We’re Launching Taste of France Magazine

The countdown to the launch of our new French foodie bible, Taste of France, has begun – and it’s set to be the best thing since sliced baguette! Our team of elite gourmands has certainly put...

12 Iconic Wine Estates to Visit in Alsace

Alsace produces some of the most distinctive wines of France, and some of them are very good indeed Related article: Alsace, Triumph over Adversity DOMAINE ZIND-HUMBRECHT, TURCKHEIM Created in 1959 from the union of two families with...

La Cité du Vin Reaches 1 Million Visitors in Bordeaux

Have you heard of the fabulous wine-themed venue in Bordeaux known as La Cité du Vin? As our Editor in Chief wrote after its opening in June 2016, "there could not be a more...

Great Wine Destinations: Alsace, Triumph over Adversity

The region of France with the most tumultuous history is also that which produces some of its very best wines. Jeffrey T Iverson heads east Most oenophiles agree that complexity is the sine qua non...