Mirabeau wines

Provence Winemakers’ Plea after Devastating Wildfires

Winemakers in the south of France have spoken about the devastation caused by the wildfires which swept across the area and have called for urgent action on climate change. The fires began in the Var...
he rolling green landscapes of Coulanges-la-Vineuse in northern Burgundy

Get Away from It All in Burgundy

From little-known mountains to a valley of waterfalls and expansive forests to vast vineyards, Burgundy is the perfect place for post pandemic travels away from the crowds – and so much more besides. Caroline...
Neufchatel cheese

A Taste of Normandy

From fromage to Calvados, Normandy is celebrated for its gourmet specialties and traditional foods. Here are some favourites. Related article: The Timeless Charms of Normandy, What’s New in 2021 CHEESE Visit the Maison du Camembert for the...
Coteaux d’Aix

Pretty and Pink: A Rosé Made in Provençal Wine Country

Raise a glass to (of) Château Calisanne – jewel of the Coteaux d’Aix – a rosé made in archtypal Provençal wine country, the commune of Lançon-Provence in the Bouches-du-Rhône to be precise. This cradle...
Les Sources de Cheverny is shaking things up in the Loire

Les Sources de Cheverny Near Blois in the Loire Valley

At long last, the lovely Loire Valley is enjoying a reset with the opening of a new generation of relaxed and charming hotels that put paid to the stuffy and often over-priced faux-châteaux idiom...
Vineyard and mountains: Château Romanin

Wine Tasting Near St-Rémy-de-Provence

Provence is a wine lover’s paradise, and wines have been produced there for thousands of years. My wife and I live part of the year in St-Rémy-de-Provence, near many excellent wineries. Here are some...
Claudia Taittinger recipe book

Entertaining Chic, Recipes by Claudia Taittinger

In her book Entertaining Chic!, Claudia Taittinger, of the world-famous Taittinger Champagne family, shares her tips for hosting fabulous dinner parties with sophistication and style and reveals a riot of recipes guaranteed to impress. CHAMPAGNE...

Le Wine Hop: Why Not?

In the Pays Nantais, in the Loire Valley, two friends, a brewer and a winemaker have succeeded in creating and marketing a wine which tastes like a beer Do you enjoy a nice beer? Do...

French Champagne vs. California Sparkling Wine

Not-to-miss panel discussion compares the modern making of French champagne with California sparkling wine The discussion of comparing France with California bubbled up in the current French American Chamber of Commerce San Francisco (FACCSF) online...

La Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin: Bacchanalia in Burgundy

Beaune, located in the heart of Burgundy’s Côte d’Or region and celebrated for its vineyards, brings a twinkle to the eyes of wine enthusiasts. It is also famed as the seat for La Confrérie...