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A Look Inside Bordeaux

French Wine Explorers was named as a finalist in the Great Wine Capitals Blogger Contest for 2015. Here is our entry for the contest, taking you on a personal tour inside Bordeaux. A Look Inside Bordeaux Bordeaux could—not too long ago—be likened to an unnoticed little sister of the famously glamorous capital city, Paris. Indeed, ...

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French Cheese: The Secrets of Fromage

French cheese is one of that country’s best known and loved exports, and with over 350 AOC cheeses to choose from, it can take some time to get to know them! But French cheese really isn’t all that mysterious. Here’s our guide to uncovering the secrets of fromage. Types of Cheese The first thing to […]

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French Wine Explorers Releases New 2016 France Wine Tour Schedule

(For immediate release) St. Michaels, MD July 21, 2015 French Wine Explorers, America’s leading luxury French wine tour company, is once again offering exciting France wine tour packages in 2016. The tours include the ultimate in luxury accommodations, meals at Michelin-starred restaurants and private chateaux, and feature France’s ...

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Paris Markets: 7 Things You Need to Know

Things You May Not Know About Paris Markets If you’re a foodie in France, chances are that visiting typical Paris markets is on your bucket list. But beware: shopping at a marché is not the same as picking up groceries at your local supermarket. Here are our dos and don’ts to make sure your shopping experience […]

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wines: The Secret is the Blend

Exploring Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wines The first French wine I ever ordered with dinner was at a small French restaurant in New York. I was spending a short fall vacation with a fraternity brother, seeing as many Broadway shows as we could afford. The restaurant was his favorite, and when it came time to order a bottle […]

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Riesling Wine: The Sweet Side of Life

Riesling Wine: Tasting From France and Germany Readers will recall that my fondness for the wines of Alsace began at Riquewihr, when I enjoyed cool Sylvaner wine in a chilly cave of the Hugel firm one sweltering August. Riesling wine has another pleasant association for me, when my family first shared my enthusiasm for Alsatian […]

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Paris Wine Bars: Top 3 Insider Picks

Top 3 Picks for Paris Wine Bars You might think that wine bar and Paris go hand-in-hand, but that wasn’t necessarily always the case. While we often find ourselves imagining that luxurious, perfectly chic locale where wine and food come together in perfect harmony, many wine bars in the capital — at least until recently ...

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Graves Wine Region in France: 6 Red Wines to Try

Graves Wine Region in France: What Red Wines to Try The great wines of the Medoc are well known, in large part because of the celebrated 1855 Classification. Other regions of Bordeaux, gauging the success of that famous classification, have in this century added their own. St. Emilion and the Graves are famous examples. In […]

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Discovering Languedoc Wines at Le Printemps du Languedoc

Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire… these are very familiar to us all by now. But what about the Languedoc? The Languedoc produces over one third of all French wine, and yet we very infrequently see it on shelves anywhere outside of France, or, indeed, anywhere outside the region. Its relative obscurity is strange when you realize that ...

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Paris Chef Spotlight: Sylvain Daniere Q & A

Paris Chef Spotlight: Sylvain Daniere Q & A We sat down with Paris chef Sylvain Danière, owner of l’Ourcine on Paris’ left bank. The chef opened the restaurant in 2004 and completed a full renovation in 2012-2013, closing the restaurant for a year. Chef Danière’s experience includes catering work at Harrods in ...

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