Category: FRANCE

Wines of Champagne, France

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailGeography & Climate Champagne is the most northerly wine region in France, about 90miles Northeast of Paris.  The climate here is extreme; bone-chilling cold in winter with damaging frost but hot, humid in the summer.  Once...

Understanding Wine Classification of Burgundy (Bourgogne) France

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailUnlike wines for Bordeaux, where each district such as St. Julien and Pauillac could have different regulation and exception to their overall Classification.  Other than the confusion between village names and the names Grand Cru vineyard,...

Wines of Burgundy (Bourgognes), France

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremail Bordeaux might rule the West of France with its Cabernet and Merlot blends but on the other side of the country, by the border of Italy lies another magnificent wine region, it’s intriguing, elegant, complex...

Wines of Bordeaux, France

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailFar to the west edging the Atlantic ocean lies one of the most important wine regions in the world, Bordeaux.  The province is named after the port-city Bordeaux, and it is home to over 10.000 wine...

Wine Quality levels of Bordeaux, France

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailThere are thousands of Chateaus in Bordeaux, Chateau could be a castle surrounded by vineyards or it could be nothing more than just  a small home by a vineyard.  Labeling “Chateau” doesn’t necessarily mean that it...

Understanding the 1855 Wine Classification of Bordeaux, France

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailThe Bordeaux classification system was established in 1855 and since it had seen very little changes.  Thanks to its popularity, the terms “Grand Cru” and “Chateau” over the years have been synonymous with wine of higher...

Classical Pairings: Bordelaise Mushroom sauce over seared Duck Breast paired with a glass of Bordeaux, France

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailDucks have been enjoyed all over the world.  Juice red meat with a slight gaminess gave way to culinary limitless.  Asia boasts whole roasted duck while South-Americans like them grilled over an open fire.  Ducks are...