Tag: french wine

  1. A Tour of Bordeaux

    A Tour of Bordeaux French wine labels are notoriously difficult for budding wine enthusiasts to understand.  Unlike their new world counterparts which state the wine’s predominant grape varieties on the label, the French traditionally specify the area where the wine was produced and make the assumption that wine buyers know which grape varieties are used in Read more...
  2. The Crème de la Crémant

    The Crème de la Crémant  Crémant is undoubtedly one of France’s best kept secrets.  While Champagne has achieved world-wide fame and status, crémant (pronounced CRAY-MONT) has fallen under the radar despite also being a French sparkling wine which is produced in the same way as Champagne. So what is crémant and what differentiates it from Champagne? The term Cr Read more...
  3. Domaine Mirabeau: Ten Years in Provence

    Domaine Mirabeau:  Ten Years in Provence It has been over thirty years since Peter Mayle’s bestselling memoir “A Year in Provence” was published, detailing the trials and tribulations of leaving life in England behind and embarking on his long-cherished dream of relocating to the Provence region of Southern France.  The book sparked an obsession among Mayle’s readers for the Read more...

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