What makes a wine region like Bordeaux truly exceptional? It takes an ensemble of different elements – namely outstanding terroir, winemaking and historical pedigree – bound together in perfection, to forge something far greater than the sum of their parts. However, for all that, regions such as Bordeaux would be nothing, or indeed taste very […]
Alsace is one of France’s great unsung wine heroes. Lost in the excitement over Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne, the Alsace region just quietly gets on with the business of making piercingly aromatic, unique and simply exquisite wines. It is also one of France’s most spectacular places to visit, with the splendor of the Voges mountains […]
Why go now? What does the name Champagne mean to you? – is it simply a glamorous product, a must-have accessory at celebrations or a famous icon? The answer is of course all of the above, but crucially for the savvy globetrotter; Champagne is a fascinating region to visit, full of historical towns and villages, […]
Today’s Burgundy is undoubtedly the most captivating and idyllic wine region in France. The tiny vineyards in each of Burgundy’s wine-producing regions, from Chablis in the north to Beaujolais in the south are producing wines that, at their best, are unequaled anywhere on earth. Gourmets and wine lovers flock to these vineyards each year, village […]
As one of the undisputed food capitals of the world, Paris rarely disappoints gastronomes in search of a memorable dining experience. Of course, it pays to have a recommendation; Paris, like all international cities, has more than its fair share of rip-off dives, only frequented by unsuspecting tourists. But at its best, Paris is unrivaled […]
There probably isn’t anyone who hasn’t at least heard of Champagne, the motherland of all sparkling wine, home to glamour, prestige and such iconic names as Dom Perignon. But Cremant, an often excellent quality (and value) sparkling wine that can be found across many of France’s most prestigious regions? You would hear a pin drop […]
What could be more romantic than waking up in luxury splendor with views of majestic vineyards or historic wine villages like St-Emilion? Wine lovers searching for a special weekend break this Valentine’s Day are spoilt for choice in France: will you spend the afternoon sipping Dom Perignon in the beautiful Champagne capital of Reims, or […]
To most people Bordeaux is probably the most well-known and celebrated of France’s great wine regions. This fame has chiefly spread because of Bordeaux’s red wines – few connoisseurs aren’t familiar with the names Lafite, Latour and Petrus. And with good reason, some of the world’s finest and noblest red wines are made in Bordeaux, […]
Were to Dine when Touring in Provence. “The French think mainly about two things – their two main meals,” a Parisian was once heard to say, and nowhere is this more true than in Provence. The undisputed European capital of summer tourism and arguably France’s most celebrated region, Provencal cuisine is now among the country’s […]
For many years, connoisseurs have been arguing over who makes the perfect macaron. For what is ‘merely’ a moreish concoction of egg whites, sugar, ground almonds and icing sugar has become something of a massive cult food item among patisserie lovers in recent times. Some would argue that this exquisitely formed, bite-size ‘meringue sandwich’ finds […]
Visitors to this enticing wine and gastronomic paradise have never had it so good in terms of accommodation choices. Over the past 15 years, both Burgundians and outsiders have invested considerable sums in modernizing and updating the region’s hotels for the 21st century, offering both luxury and comfort to rival any top 5-star hotel in […]
What lovelier town to dine Al Fresco, than the mythical wine hub of Bordeaux, a mini Paris! Bordeaux is far more than just the world’s most renowned wine region. It competes with the city of Lyon for the title of France’s most important gastronomic center, after Paris of course. Locals are justifiably proud of their […]
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