Pont Valentré

Discover 3 Wine Routes in the Midi-Pyrénées

When you think of French wine, famous appellations like Champagne or Bordeaux are the first names that come to mind; wines with strong characters and powerful flavours, their fame extends far beyond the nation’s...
La Cité du Vin

Bordeaux Fête le Vin – Bordeaux Wine Festival 2016

The famous Fête le Vin returns once again to the world favorite wine capital, Bordeaux. Running from June 23 - 26, this year's event celebrates the 10th anniversary of the festival, which is widely regarded...
La Cité du Vin

La Cité du Vin: The Must-See New Attraction in Bordeaux

“Il m’est arrivé d’affirmer ‘La Cité du Vin’ sera mon Guggenheim.”  “I have said that the Cité du Vin will be my Guggenheim.” -- Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux As I have written recently in France...

Things to See and Do in Bordeaux: A Comprehensive Guide

Bordeaux is not just a wine-producing town – it is a thriving city in its own right. Related Articles: Great Destinations in France: Bordeaux Wine Country Where to Stay and Eat in Bordeaux Wine Country 12...

A Champagne Tale

Baltimore native Albert Justin Ricciuti, who first saw France during World War II, became the first American to make Champagne.

Chambolle-Musigny vs. Morey-Saint-Denis

To accompany the Kobe beef, a customer at the Chanticleer Restaurant on Nantucket Island took my advice and ordered a Domaine Pierre Amiot et Fils Morey-Saint-Denis Aux Charmes Premier Cru 2003, which I had...
Saint-Émilion

12 Unmissable Wine Destinations in the Bordeaux Region

The Bordeaux wine-growing region is centred on the city of Bordeaux, but extends across the whole of the Gironde department. At 120,000 hectares in total, it is the largest wine-growing region in France and, with...
Biking in the Burgundy vineyards.

A Taste Trek in Burgundy: Walking & Cycling in French Wine Country

No doubt every corner of France has its own charms and beauty, but if one had to name the quintessential French region, it must be Burgundy. With medieval villages, ancient woodlands, fields of red poppy and grazing cattle,...

Fall in Paris: Grape Harvest Festival in Montmartre

Celebrate the last remaining vineyard in Paris.
A traditional winstub in Alsace

Taste the Terroir: The German Flavour of Alsace

Each region of France has a unique personality and Alsace is no exception: more pork is consumed here than anywhere else in the country, fried carp and chips is normal and the names of many...