Lively Liqueurs: Joseph Cartron

A Best of France selection. In Nuits-Saint-George, between Dijon and Beaune on Burgundy’s Route des Grands Crus, the family firm of Joseph Cartron has been producing not wine but liqueurs, eaux-de-vie and crèmes de fruits...

Champagne: Rare Fizz

"When I win I drink champagne to celebrate, and when I lose I drink it to console myself." Thus spoke Napoleon Bonaparte, settling the question of when best to imbibe one of France's greatest...

Master Winemaker

Philippe Dhalluin identifies with the 2008 hit French film comedy Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis because he comes from the same northern French region celebrated in the film. Born in Valenciennes, near Lille, the winemaking...

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...

Saint Emilion: Saying Yes to Merlot

Glorious red wines from a medieval village of golden stone

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...

Cataloging the Wine of Bordeaux

Has anyone mustered the courage and temerity to catalog or classify the wines of Bordeaux?

The Man from Madiran

When an indomitable winemaker meets an indomitable grape...

Champagne Cruise

Sample three different champagnes on an evening cruise in Paris.

Light & Lively: Loire Wines

Look to Loire Valley wines for fresh, fruity, crisp flavor profiles and wines to drink in their youth.