Olivier Magny

He answers the phone with an almost perfect American accent and drops a few English words into the conversation here and there. But make no mistake: Olivier Magny remains a true Parisian, proud of...
Château de Berne

Time with Wine: Château de Berne Rosé, When Summer Never Ends

An art gallery curator once gave me some surprising but sound advice. As I was on the verge of meandering around an enormous exhibition, prepared to study each painting with diligence, he said: “Ignore the ones that you don’t...

Wine Myths: Rosés Are Only For Summer

Too often, rosés conjure the impression of insipid, overly-sweet and cloying cocktail fodder that’s fit only for beachside consumption and ice-cubes! This couldn’t be further from the truth, especially when it comes to the rosés...
Vineyards

Champagne and Burgundy Vineyards Granted UNESCO World Heritage Status

Big news from French wine country. In a triumph for the French viticultural tradition, UNESCO granted World Heritage status to both Champagne and Burgundy vineyards on Saturday. France now has 41 World Heritage sites. In...

Eau-de-Vie

A museum and distillery devoted to eau de vie, the clear, unsweetened fruit brandy that is synonymous with Alsace.

The Luxury Wine Experience: An Inside Look at Bordeaux Wine Tours by Bernard Magrez

Looking to immerse yourself in the secrets of Bordeaux wine-making? We just returned from a trip to France, where we indulged in the Luxury Wine Experience offered by Bernard Magrez. Here's an inside look...

Effervescence Los Angeles: A Champagne and Sparkling Wine Festival

On May 3-5, 2019, Effervescence, America’s leading epicurean event devoted to celebrating champagne and sparkling wine, will return to Los Angeles to present the ultimate homage to champagne. The three-day fête will bring together...

Pebbles of Wrath: Terroir Theft in the Rhône Valley

Some of the Rhône Valley’s most flavourful vineyards are being fast depleted of their vital stones... Under the grey November sky, Xavier Anglès squats and places side by side some of the red, ochre, orange...

Things to See and Do in Franche-Comté

Explore the region’s military history and foodie trails or enjoy the great outdoors on skis, horseback, in a boat or on foot... Related article: Franche-Comté: The Land of Plenty HISTORIC ROUTES Belfort from Fort to Fort. Drive...

Red, White and Black

The first of our two-part series on the wines of southwest France starts with the high country.