What to See and Do in Old Poitou-Charentes

From Cognac and countryside to an unmissable theme park, the region has something for everyone Related articles: Legends and Traditions of Old Poitou-Charentes 12 Cultural Highlights in Old Poitou-Charentes Where to Stay and Eat in Old Poitou-Charentes COGNAC Tasting...

3 New Wine Courses at Château de Pommard in Burgundy

New Wine Experiences to teach consumers the professional secrets of tasting, pairing and selecting wines. The historic Château de Pommard was founded in 1726 by Vivant Micault, secretary to King Louis XV, and after 300...
Chateau de Monbazillac

Time with Wine: Monbazillac’s Golden Promise

As soon as you leave the suburbs of Bergerac you start to see rows and rows of leafy vines on a gently rising incline. This terrain faces north and rises to a summit, on which is the...

Cassis Wines

Le Chai Cassidain is a shop and wine bar that stocks all the best local wines, including those of the 12 different vineyards of Cassis.

An Interview with Michel Drappier, the Don Draper of Champagne

Words of wisdom from the wine-maker who invented the world's largest Champagne bottle (the Melchisedech).

Great French Destinations: Champagne and the Ardennes

"Brothers, I am drinking the stars!” declared Dom Perignon on his first sip of the sparkling wine he helped invent in the 1600s. This monk, who lived in a Benedictine monastery in the heart of the Champagne region, wasn’t the...

Not to Miss in Normandy: Palais Bénédictine in Fécamp

It’s a big year in Normandy, as the region commemorates the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (See our comprehensive guide for events and festivities taking place in 2014.) If you’re planning a jaunt...

Great Destinations: Bordeaux Wine Country

With the wonderful new Cité du Vin to lead the way, there’s a new sense of fun and openness about the Bordeaux wine region. The châteaux doors are opening to the public, the terroirs and appellations are...

The Hospices de Beaune and Burgundy’s Famous Wine Auction

Don't miss the event of the year in Burgundy in November.

Supremely Elegant Wine

It was an unforgettable evening in Saint Emilion, near Bordeaux, in June 2005. What should have been an elaborate outdoor feast for sommeliers, wine critics and winemakers was upset by a sudden hailstorm that...