French Wine

Anson: A shifting role for Bordeaux négociants? – Interview

Jane Anson interviews Ariane Khaida about becoming head of Duclot merchant house in Bordeaux and her views on what the city's wine trading houses …

Wine

Haut-Bailly owner makes ‘officer’ grade on French honours list

Robert G Wilmers, owner of Château Haut-Bailly in Pessac Léognan since 1998 and chairman of M&T Bank Corporation in the US, has been awarded one of …

Wine

Swedish wine tasters crowned world's best at French contest

Wine tasters from Sweden toasted victory on Saturday after winning the fifth edition of an international blind tasting contest, leaving last year's …

France

5 French Cheeses That Should Be on Your Next Cheese Board

France’s premier fromagier names 5 lesser-known varieties that every cheese aficionado should add to their rotation.<p>In some circles, Roland …

France

Alan Richman’s Epicurean Tour of Italy and France Reveals a Collector’s Obsession

The James Beard Award-winning journalist takes a weeklong exploration of some of the best wine and food Europe has to offer.<p>At Ristorante Lorenzo in …

Restaurants

France produces lowest amount of wine in half a century due to bad weather

France, usually the world’s biggest wine producer, is struggling this year. After months of bad weather, the country is predicted to produce its …

Bordeaux Wine

10 Perfect Provence Rosé and Fall Food Pairings [INFOGRAPHIC]

1 minute Read<p>Seasons may change but what’s in your glass doesn’t have to. Rosé (especially those pale-pink beauties from Provence) is the perfect …

Rosé

Anson: Bordeaux’s ‘Enfant Terrible’

Jane Anson meets a 'rebel winemaker' of Bordeaux and finds out why local wine officials have filed court action against him.<p>Dominique Léandre …

Wine

How This Entrepreneur From Algeria Keeps Disrupting The French Wine Scene

Philippe Raoux is a precise and relaxed man. He dresses impeccably and organizes his sentences—as well as his office and estate—tastefully. Despite being shorn away from his native land in youth, then scoffed at by a small clique of neighbors, he consistently and affably transforms the Médoc wine …

Wine

How to decode a French wine label

Buying a French wine can often be intimidating for those without an intimate knowledge of the language on the label. Unlike New World wines which …

Canadian News

Jefford on Monday: Languedoc’s cool kid

Andrew Jefford bikes up the road to Pic St Loup.<p>I seem to have neglected the back garden. Not my own (we’ve only just moved house); this blog, …

Wine

Frost, rot cut French wine output to lowest in 60 years

French winemakers are lamenting the smallest vintage in 60 years after spring frost damaged vines at Bordeaux chateaus like Angelus and Canon La …

New Zealand News

Travel: How a French fallacy is keeping some fabulous wines affordable

Everything was going so well until the farmer dropped his trousers. Wine writers extol the romance, the variety, the deep cultural importance of …

France

Searching for a Lost Wine Village in Paris

Lost Paris: a village of wine<i>P</i>arisians often talk about the great travesty that was the loss of <i>Les Halles</i>, a legendary food market in the heart of …

Paris

Vin de Paris

Three young entrepreneurs are bringing wine back to France's capital<p>On a sunny afternoon this summer, I was walking through a French vineyard, …

France

Anson: WW2 grenades found near St-Emilion vineyards

A stash of hand grenades from World War Two has been discovered near to St-Emilion vineyards and one of the first people to find out was Jane Anson, …

Wine

The Joy of Sharing with Vin de France

Good news for French wine fans: the Vin de France label represents delicious, easy-drinking, excellent value wines that embody the French way of life.<p>…

France

Why this French wine might be the most versatile red around

Exceptional   Excellent   Very Good<p>Cotes-du-Rhone may be an ideal all-purpose red wine: It’s great to sip by itself, and it pairs beautifully with a wide variety of foods, from braised chicken and beef to hearty grilled meats. The Chateau de Marjolet 2015 is outstanding, and a terrific value at …

Lifestyle

Ventoux — the next hot thing

Ventoux must be one of the southern French appellations that has changed most in the past 20 years. The name has shortened for a start, from a …

France

Tonnes of grapes stolen during Bordeaux wine harvest

At least seven tonnes of grapes were stolen from vineyards in France's prime winegrowing region of Bordeaux after a yield hit by poor weather, police …

France

Transport Yourself to Paris With Whole Foods' French Wine and Cheeses

On the off chance that you don't have a trip to Paris in the books, you can still head to Whole Foods to get a little taste of the cuisine. Everyone knows that France has some of the best wines and cheeses in the world, and Whole Foods has teamed up with The French Ministry of Agriculture for a …

Food

Magazine Archives: Nov. 15, 2017

These wines were tasted for the Loire Valley alphabetical listing report in the November 15, 2017, issue of <i>Wine Spectator</i></b> …

France

Large Beaujolais estate sold after three centuries in same family

Château de la Chaize, one of the largest wine estates in Beaujolais, is changing hands after three-and-a-half centuries of being owned by the same …

Wine

French wine faces uncertain future in post-Brexit Britain

It's harvest time in vineyards across France. But concern over the impact Brexit will have on their business is leaving a sour taste in the mouths of …

Brexit

Jefford on Monday: The advent of AdVini

Andrew Jefford talks to Brigitte Jeanjean about the rise of France’s fourth largest wine group, and tastes its Languedoc wines.<p>European wine …

France

Fall for French Wine: Here’s What You Should Be Drinking This Autumn

As the season changes, so too might your palate. To make sure you’re picking out the best wines to match the fall weather, we asked Chase Sinzer and …

PUNCH | Beyond Beaujolais: Nine Gamay Producers to Seek Out

While gamay is now made all over the world, France remains both its homeland and the place where it’s being embraced anew. And not just in …

France

DAWA judge profile: Adrian Zhang

Adrian Zhang, Director of Wine at Park Hyatt Shanghai, is a judge at the 2017 Decanter Asia Wine Awards<p>Adrian Zhang<p>Adrian Zhang has been with Park …

Our favourite 10 wine producing towns in France

<b>PUBLISHED:</b> 16:48 05 November 2015 | <b>UPDATED:</b> 16:30 07 January 2016<p>The stunning Collioure<p>Alida_Stuut<p>French wine towns are hubs of gastronomy, culture …

France

Vive la difference?

<b>France’s wine market is showing signs of value growth amid the long-term decline in consumption volumes</b><p>The French wine market is often seen from two …

Wine