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...
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Retail Therapy: How Would You Spend €1,000 in Burgundy?

Spring in Burgundy always takes me by surprise. The landscape appears to wake up from hibernation overnight. Suddenly the sky is sighing with swallows and butterflies, vines stretch out their tendrils, and the colza fields light up in...

The Man from Madiran

When an indomitable winemaker meets an indomitable grape...

Burgundy’s Wine Route

Sampling wine and other delights on a whirlwind jaunt.

Chartreuse Verte Celebrates 250 Years

The monk's elixir for health, the liqueur is used by today's mixologists for trendy cocktails.


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

Calvados: Tasting Liquid Gold in Normandy’s Pays d’Auge

Learn about the traditional apple brandy at the family-run Boulard distillery.