French Wine

For the Love of Corsica

Antoine Arena helped revive this Mediterranean island’s wine. Now he’s turning the legacy over to his sons<p>Nearly 40 years ago, Antoine Arena stunned …

Corsica

Reims: A toast to the art and science of Champagne

What a special treat to ride the bubbly express with @GoBe_Travel to Reims for tasting in France’s Champagne area. The approximately two hour journey from metropolitan Paris takes you through the gently sloping fields of the famed region, which is simply beautiful.<p>Mumm Champagne house was the first …

Champagne

Mapping France in Wine Bottles: Where to Get Affordable French Wine

If you have the impression that finding affordable wine in France is hard – it is definitely time to revisit that stance. My husband and I have taken …

France

Anson: Are these rare grapes the future of Roussillon?

Jane Anson uncovers some long-lost gems in this tiny corner of southern France, near the Spanish border.<p>There must be some kind of sweet poeticism in …

France

PHOTO: Walking the Vineyards of Ludwig Bindernagel in Poligny, France

The Franche-Comté region of France may be most famous for the Comté cheese produced there, but it is also home to specialty vintners who produce …

France

The 10 most expensive bottles of wine in the world

Fine wine has been one of the best performing asset classes of the last 20 years, and with some bottles fetching thousands of pounds at auction, buying high-end cases could be the answer to an early retirement.<p>But what should you be looking for? Cult Wines, one of the largest UK fine wine …

Wine

Burgundy River Cruise Adventure

Day 1Dijon<p>Arrive at any time.<p>Day 2Dijon/Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune<p>Enjoy a free morning to explore Dijon. Opt to visit the Ducal Palace, the local market …

France

Delicious and self-guided: A 40-mile walk through Bordeaux's vineyards

So many grapes …<p>The Bordeaux wine region produces about 700 million bottles of wine a year, and it takes several hundred grapes to make each bottle. Over five days of walking through the vineyards of St. Emilion, Entre-Deux-Mers and Sauternes in southwestern France, it sometimes felt as if we were …

France

6 Ways to Celebrate the Champagne Harvest This Fall

Each fall in the Champagne region of France, the harvest begins as big name winemakers start culling grapes for some of the best-loved sparkling wine …

Travel

Action Bronson's Guide to Drinking Natural Wine in Paris

" <i>Oui, oui, motherfuckers."</i> That's how Action Bronson takes to the streets of Paris, this time in pursuit of the best in natural wines.<p>In the first of three episodes in the Action Bronson Eats and Drinks Paris series, Action heads to the 11th <i>arrondissement</i> of Paris with Clovis Ochin, his "natural …

France

Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Wine-Soaked Region That Is France's Best Kept Secret

The fortified town of CarcassonneNever heard of Occitanie? That’s forgivable, because as of last year it didn’t even exist. When parliament recently …

France

For the Writer Jim Harrison, a Bandol Red of the Domaine Tempier Was His Reverie, His Lyric. - Une Vue de l'Esprit

Jim Harrison, in 2007, quaffing a bottle of Bandol from Domaine Tempier. Credit: Jeff Topping/The New York Times/Redux<p><b>Proem</b><p>So they drifted, the …

Wine

‘Lucifer heatwave’ kick-starts early Franciacorta harvest

Hot weather and drought mean that some sparkling wine producers in northern Italy have started harvesting grapes 12 days earlier than …

Italy

Brit drinkers are being warned over claims up to 40 million bottles of French wine may be fake. See also: How to spot fake currency on holiday See also: Taxi scams that can ruin your holiday The country's biggest bulk merchant is under

Brit drinkers are being warned over claims up to 40 million bottles of French wine may be fake.<p>The country's biggest bulk merchant is under …

Wine

Pierre Cotton: A New Dawn On Mont Brouilly

<i>After two years of releasing tiny quantities of his own cult cru Beaujolais, young Côte de Brouilly winemaker PIERRE COTTON is taking the reins of</i> …

Wine

The Best of Bordeaux: Arcachon Oysters and Grand Cru Classé

Luxe Adventure TravelerOne of the reasons we love living in Bordeaux so much is our proximity to some of our favorite things: many of the best wines …

Wine

Fake Châteauneuf-du-Pape scandal hits bulk wine firm

One of France's largest bulk wine companies has found itself at the centre of a storm over the alleged false labelling of large amounts of cheap …

Wine

Wine Tourism in Bordeaux

Our experience traveling to Bordeaux was far from planned out ahead of time. Instead, we made our way to this world renowned French wine region to …

Wine

Domaine Rougeot – tasting of the red 2015s and 2016s

There are many relatively unknown estates in Burgundy, and while I do see and taste a lot of Burgundy bottles I actually never noticed Domaine …

Wine

French Wine Executive Arrested for Allegedly Turning Cheap Wine Into Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côtes du Rhône | News | News & Features

<i>Updated Aug. 2</i><p>On June 27, French police in Marseille took Guillaume Ryckwaert, the chairman of the giant bulk-wine merchant Raphaël Michel, and …

Wine

LVMH’s House of Krug Maison in Reims, France, Was Paid for Entirely by Champagne

AD gets an exclusive first look at LVMH’s beautifully restored House of Krug maison in Reims, France<p>The House of Krug, LVMH’s highest-end champagne brand, has just debuted the restoration of its centuries-old family estate (now the brand headquarters, grand salon, cellars, and tasting room) in …

Wine

Digging in on Foodie-focused travel

In order to capitalize on the culinary-travel trend, knowledge -- and firsthand experience, whenever possible -- is key, according to Rey Alton.

Travel

Why You Should Go to Champagne, France—And All the Houses You Should Visit

Tiny bubbles, floral notes, crystal flutes—champagne is often front of mind for joyous, festive occasions; yet somehow Champagne (the region, not the beverage itself) falls to the wayside when travelers plan wine-centric trips in France. Bordeaux and Burgundy tend to get the spotlight—and there’s …

Wine

Mastering muscadet

This zingy, citrussy Loire grape deserves a comeback – it’s perfect with shellfish. Here are three of the area’s best examples<p><b>Fief Guérin Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu, France 2016 (£8.49,</b> <b>Waitrose</b><b>)</b> In the family of dry Loire white wines, muscadet has been something of an outcast in recent decades. It …

France

Low wine harvest could damage economy, figures suggest

This year, Agreste, the bureau of statistics from the minister for Agriculture, has warned that harvest levels for French wine could be “historically …

Wine

Bordeaux: Troplong Mondot sold as Bélair-Monange buys two estates

St-Emilion's highly rated Château Troplong Mondot has been sold to French insurance company Scor in a week of deals on Bordeaux's Right Bank, with …

Celebrity News (UK)

Krug Clos du Mesnil Champagne tasted: 1979 to 2003

Champagne expert and Decanter World Wine Awards Regional Chair, Richard Juhlin, has been fortunate enough to have sampled the vintage collection of …

France

A Complete Guide to Burgundy: Venture Beyond the Vineyards

Though famed for its incomparable vintages and world-class gastronomy, there is more to Burgundy than food and wine as Sylvia Edwards Davis discovers…<p>…

Wine

French wine production could hit ‘historic low’ after April’s cold spell

This year’s wine harvest in France has been knocked off course by a cold snap in Spring.<p>Production from Bordeaux to Alsace has dropped so dramatically that it could hit a ‘historic low.’<p>The ministry of agriculture say this year’s harvest is set to come in 16% lower than the five-year average and …

France

French wine harvest 2017 set for ‘historic low’ after frost

Production from France’s 2017 wine harvest may fall by 17 percent to between 37 million hectolitres (4.9bn bottles) and 38.2 million hectolitres, …

Gardening