The Distillerie du Vercors and the French Whisky Industry

Patrice Bertrand heads to Vercors to meet a spirited couple set on conquering the booming French whisky industry Squatting at the foot of one of their two pot stills, a long, tapered glass in hand,...

The Carrefours of France in San Francisco: Hayes and Gough/Octavia

During the 1849-50s Gold Rush, many French came to San Francisco to find their fortune.  It was San Francisco that grew rich with the addition of French culture, and that continuing influence is seen...

2009 Bordeaux: How High Can It Go?

Wonderful wines can be found even among the middle and lower echelons.

Great Travel Destinations: Martinique, Island of Queens

By 1763, the French had lost the Seven Years’ War, and it was time for the British to make their territorial claims in the New World. They had two real options: they could claim Canada, where France still ruled vast...

Italian Restaurants in Paris: Amore e Gelosia in St Germain

Recipes (& ingredients!) straight from the Piedmont.

12 Great Places to Visit in Les Deux Charentes

Our pick of the best places to visit in theTwo Charentes – from a spectacular underground church to a wetland wilderness Related articles: Double the Fun in the Two Charentes Things to See and Do...

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...

Exploring Cognac Country

Take a trip to the pretty town of Cognac to learn about the fine French spirit.

Top of the Glass: A Variety of Wine Glasses in France

There are almost as many types of wine glasses in France as there are wine regions. However, are they all necessary to enjoy your wines? Fortunately not, according to most experts. “Years of research have...

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...