Wine in France: The Tiny Appellation of Coteaux de Pierrevert

Despite hailing from Provence, Pierrevert wines fall under the Rhône umbrella – and no one knows why When customers, especially foreigners, buy wines, they need landmarks to understand the region where wines are produced,” says...

Festival Focus: La Saint-Vincent Tournante de Bourgogne to be Held in Vézelay

Burgundy's favourite itinerant wine festival, La Saint-Vincent Tournante de Bourgogne, is fast approaching. An integral part of the history of Burgundy wine, the festival takes place every year on the Sunday closest to January...

Talking and Tasting Armagnac at Domaine de La Boubée in Gascony

Marion Sauvebois gets to grips with the complex art of snifter-pivoting at a hands-on armagnac tasting in Gascony “We’re outlaws,” says Alexandre Ladevèze, conspiratorially. “My father and I could go to prison and be fined...

Kindred Spirits: Creative Cocktail Recipes for Apéritif Hour

Ready to shake up your apéro game? From light and fruity to devilishly stiff, Kate Hawkings’s cocktail recipes will have you raising a glass. Excerpted with permission from "Aperitif" by Kate Hawkings, published by...

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...