French Wine

France Doesn't Drink Cognac, They Export It

Cognac is France distilled. It’s idolized in rap lyrics and American culture. It’s historic, tied to a specific region, and limited in availability. …

Drinking

Top Provence restaurants chosen by the winemakers

Heading to the south of France this holiday season? Find out where the winemakers of Provence go out to eat. At the Decanter Mediterranean & Balkan …

France

Flying Blu, Literally Depressed: Air France DTW CDG Coach Flight Review

The Air France DTW CDG Coach Flight Review is part of the Round The Atlantic Trip Report.<p>What is this Legos tin box I’m flying in? It says a340. …

Travel

A Sense of Provence: Domaine Dalmeran

On a recent trip to Provence I met with Ana Lopez from Domaine Dalmeran for a tasting of their red, white and rosé wines. The domaine is located in …

France

20 Best Rosé Wines Under $20

Rosé Bottles<p>Everyone’s climbing on the rosé bandwagon.<p>And I don’t mean just drinkers – a couple of years behind consumers discovering the pleasures of summer pink, the producers are piling on too, and it’s not always a pretty sight.<p>American winemakers seem to be thinking: “I want some of this …

Rosé

PUNCH | The Search for Greatness in Saint-Joseph Syrah

We’ve been bumping along a barely formed dirt road in Jean-Louis Chave’s Land Rover, climbing past live oaks, sage and scrub brush and even the …

Wine

Magazine Archives: June 30, 2017

These wines were tasted for the 2016 Bordeaux Barrel alphabetical listing report in the June 30, 2017, issue of <i>Wine Spectator</i></b> …

The science of songs: how does music affect your body chemistry?

Classical music makes shoppers buy more. Gentle tunes can cure insomnia. How? Writer, composer and science lecturer John Powell explains<p>Like many music lovers I’ve always had a fascination withthe emotional power. How can a combination of sounds make all the hairs on your arms stand on end, or make …

The Brain

Arbois, France, celebrated for wine, cheese, Pasteur

It was in the small French village of Arbois that I learned to stop worrying and love the germ. Not the germs I generally associate with …

France

How to Spend a Week in Bordeaux France

Sometimes it’s nice to get a little off the beaten path and try something different, go somewhere different. Bordeaux, France, is a well-known and …

France

Vaunted French champagne house begins growing in England

The United Kingdom may be quitting the European Union, but at least one delightful vestige of the marriage will be left behind. The storied Taittinger champagne house this month planted its first vines in English soil.<p>The most recent step in a project that began in 2015, the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir …

European News

Young, French and Angry: Winegrowers in Southern France Are Struggling | News | News & Features

Dozens of winegrowers from France's Languedoc region swept through three supermarkets in Nîmes on March 30, in search of wine they believe is …

Wine

Wine for elevenses? It's almost obligatory on a Burgundy river cruise

Hillside vineyards, pretty villages and fine food and wine all sound par the course. Don’t be deceived by the gentle demeanour of Great Rail Journeys travellers, especially if they’re on a barge cruise through the wine regions of France. They may be well-mannered and well-read and, often, of more …

France

French presidents and wine: Macron’s blind tasting skills put him ahead

Will Emmanuel Macron end a run of French presidents with a perceived ambivalence towards wine? A video of the new chef d'etat blind tasting on the …

France

France's New President Is Actually a Stellar Blind Taster

/ @vicki_denig<br>Updated on2017-05-09.<p>After a slew of unenthusiastic wine drinkers, France has finally elected a president who finds the heart and soul …

France

Travel: Les Sources de Caudalie, Bordeaux

Last November, Les Sources de Caudalie was awarded the prestigious Palace status, a title held by the 23 finest five-star hotels in France. Victoria …

France

What Thomas Jefferson did in Bordeaux | Wine stories

Jane Anson writes about Thomas Jefferson's influence on Bordeaux during his brief time in the city and includes a cautionary tale from later in …

History

Jefford on Monday: The other right bank

Andrew Jefford checks out the Rhône less known.<p>Those who love the breadth, perfume and generosity of the wines of the Southern Rhône are intimately …

Wine

Loire 2017 vintage in trouble after frost, say winemakers

There could be fewer Loire wines around from several appellations after winemakers were among those hit by heavy frosts across Europe, and some for …

France

In the home of Brexit, French citizens cheer a victory for the European Union

LONDON — For a few long minutes, there was near-silence Sunday as hundreds of expat French citizens in London watched Emmanuel Macron address the nation after his victory over Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election.<p>When Macron began to speak about “Europe,” dozens suddenly started to …

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France's Bordeaux wine industry predicts a €2 billion loss this year due to massive frost damage

BORDEAUX, France (Reuters) - Bordeaux vineyards in southwest France could lose about half of their harvest this year after two nights of frost damaged the crop at the end of April, a wine industry official said on Saturday.<p>Wines from the Cognac, Bergerac, and Lot-et-Garonne regions had also been …

France

Wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Shares 0<p>We bypassed the medieval village and drove directly through a landscape covered in vineyards to the ruins of the château. I noticed reddish …

France

French Bordeaux vineyards could lose half of harvest due to frost

BORDEAUX, France (Reuters) - Bordeaux vineyards in southwest France could lose about half of their harvest this year after two nights of frost damaged the crop at the end of April, a wine industry official said on Saturday.<p>Wines from the Cognac, Bergerac, and Lot-et-Garonne regions had also been …

France

Bordeaux vineyards in France are at risk of losing half of their harvest as frost hits

France's Bordeaux fields are at risk of losing about half of their harvest this year due to unseasonable April frosts.<p>A wine industry official told …

France

Bordeaux, home to $5385 Chateau Petrus, ravaged by frost

by Guy Collins, Rudy Ruitenberg and Robert Williams<p>In the pre-dawn hours of April 27, as temperatures across Bordeaux plunged below freezing, the …

Bordeaux

France’s Top Vineyards Suffer Biggest Loss in Decades - Bloomberg

In the predawn hours of April 27, as temperatures across Bordeaux plunged below freezing, the normally dark and deserted vineyards suddenly sprang to …

Wine

7 Seriously Good Bottles of Beaujolais for Spring Drinking

They'll get you hooked on the region's crus.<p>The wine world is full of misunderstood categories. Riesling was long written off as sweet plonk akin to …

Drinking

Unions warn against Marine Le Pen vote in wine regions

Voting figures showed strong support for Marine Le Pen in some wine regions after the French presidential election first-round, but unions hope their …

France

These Photos of Debilitating Frost in France Show What Kind of Trouble Vineyards Are in This Year

It's being called the "most important" spring frost since 1991.<p>Think the French elections have been stressful? Try being a French winemaker right now.<p>…

France

Is Champagne Still Champagne Without Bubbles?

<i>This story originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.</i><p>“I can't stand bubbles,” announced Cédric Bouchard, a handsome winemaker who looks more like an …

Wine