La Cité du Vin Reaches 1 Million Visitors in Bordeaux

Have you heard of the fabulous wine-themed venue in Bordeaux known as La Cité du Vin? As our Editor in Chief wrote after its opening in June 2016, "there could not be a more...

Great Wine Destinations: Alsace, Triumph over Adversity

The region of France with the most tumultuous history is also that which produces some of its very best wines. Jeffrey T Iverson heads east Most oenophiles agree that complexity is the sine qua non...

12 Châteaux You Must Visit in Bordeaux Wine Country

You can’t move in Gironde without coming face to face with a château. Here is a selection of a few worth visiting Related article: Great French Destinations, Raise a Glass to Gironde CHÂTEAU LA CROIZILLE La Croizille...

In Saint-Emilion, Château La Grace Dieu des Prieurs Gets a New Look

Steeped in history, perched on a rocky limestone hillside at the crossroads of Bordeaux, Saintonge and Périgord, Saint Emilion, in the Gironde department of south-west France, is a terroir of exception, producing a variety...

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...

12 Fashionable Cocktail Bars in Paris

The most up-to-date hangouts in Paris’s constantly changing cocktail scene Related article: The Best of the New in Paris LES AMBASSADEURS, HÔTEL DE CRILLON Soaring gilded and frescoed 18th-century walls and ceilings and a sumptuous décor make...

3 New Wine Courses at Château de Pommard in Burgundy

New Wine Experiences to teach consumers the professional secrets of tasting, pairing and selecting wines. The historic Château de Pommard was founded in 1726 by Vivant Micault, secretary to King Louis XV, and after 300...

Three Cheers for Calvados: Discover the New Calvados Experience in Normandy

Marion Sauvebois sneaks a peek at the shiny new Calvados Experience, the first centre dedicated to Normandy’s tipple of choice “Not what you imagined?” grins Marie-Anne Saloux, one of the masterminds behind the Calvados Experience,...

In Vino Veritas: Gérard Bertrand, Languedoc’s Wine Pioneer

Former rugby player Gérard Bertrand employs innovative techniques on his vineyards. Mary Winston Nicklin met the man making fine wine in the Languedoc Seven o’clock on a Friday evening in September and the crowds outside...

Do it Yourself in Burgundy

Watching tutorials are fine, but nothing beats getting stuck in with your own two hands. Here are a few activities which will turn you into a proper Burgundian. Make your own wine barrel Following an introduction...