The Fine Wines of Beaujolais

Quickly fermented and shipped around the world on the third Thursday of each November, more than one million cases of freshly pressed wine, often in colorfully labeled bottles, begin their journey via Paris for...

True to Terroir

The second in our series on the wines of southwest France: Dordogne to the Pyrenees.

To the Season!

Holiday drinks from Noilly-Prat.

The Distillerie du Vercors and the French Whisky Industry

Patrice Bertrand heads to Vercors to meet a spirited couple set on conquering the booming French whisky industry Squatting at the foot of one of their two pot stills, a long, tapered glass in hand,...

Wine of the Month

You may already know that many wines produced in different parts of the world are made from French grapes. Two of the most common, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, trace their origins and still stake their claim to fame from the great French wine region of Burgundy.

Discover Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wines at a Fun Spring Event

  How would you like to taste some of the world’s greatest wines for a mere 10 euros? If that sounds appealing, then come to the Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine fair, held this year from Friday, April...

Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune

Nowhere else in France does the concept of terroir mean more than it does in Burgundy. Alsatian wine is also based on defined plots of land, but grape varietals take prominence; Bordeaux's château estates...

Wine Tasting Tips: Saint-Émilion Grand Crus Classés

The 2009 and 2010 vintages in Saint-Émilion promise to be two potentially Right Bank classics. Despite exceptionally erratic weather conditions – vine stress due to heat waves, lack of rain, freezing winters and the...

The Essence of Provence

The Distilleries et Domaines de Provence is the last of the traditional distilleries remaining in the Alpes de Haute Provence, producing regal pastis and liqueurs.

La Cave des Climats: A Fabulous New Wine Cellar in Paris

A wine cave is rapidly becoming the mark of some of the great Paris restaurants, and the Michelin-starred Les Climats is the latest example. Carole Colin and Denis Jamet, owners of the Burgundy-themed Les...