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Four Bordeaux Wine and Cheese Pairings: Easy and Delicious

Have you planned a dinner party around the wine?  You could take it one step further and plan it around the wine and cheese pairings. Why not try something new and informal, to showcase your wine and cheese from Bordeaux, such as a cheese buffet? This could be a pre or post-theater event, a course […]

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Complete List of French National Holidays

Have you ever booked a vacation in another country only to find out that most local businesses there were closed in observation of a holiday you didn’t know about? When planning a wine tour in France you need to consider many factors: the time of year, for instance—some wineries close during the harvest—and in summer […]

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Top Michelin Starred Restaurants in Paris

Foodies headed to Paris know they’re in luck, but do you know exactly how lucky? Paris is home to over 70 Michelin-starred establishments, many of which climb to the 2 and 3 star range. Discover top Michelin starred restaurants in Paris and start making your choices now; as you might guess, reservations are required, and […]

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(Video) How to Sabre a Champagne Bottle

In this video we give you step-by-step instructions on how to sabre a champagne bottle like a pro. Instructional Video: How to Sabre a Champagne Bottle Is there a new baby in the family? Did you receive a promotion at work or get recognized for a job well done? Whatever the case, a time of […]

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Five French Aperitifs for Bastille Day

Bastille Day—the day commemorating the beginning of the French Revolution—is on the horizon and with it comes the opportunity to enjoy some French culture here in the United States. In France it is customary to celebrate significant events or to start a meal with an aperitif or special drink. Five Popular French Aperitifs Kir: This ...

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15 Paris Restaurants Open on Sundays

If you’ve visited major metropolises worldwide, you might find Paris’ view on restaurants open on Sundays surprising. Whereas in most major cities, things generally remain open, particularly in neighborhoods frequented by visitors, the seventh day of the French week is a day of rest, and many shops and restaurants in Paris are ...

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Pairing French Wines With Seafood

When pairing French wine with seafood, it is good to consider that though it is customary to serve white wines with seafood or poultry, and red wines with beef and other red meats, fish varies in flavor; some are light and others are more substantial. How the fish is cooked, and with what sauce, are […]

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(Video) Wine Tasting Etiquette in France

In this video we discuss the proper wine tasting etiquette while taking a wine tour in France. We cover how to dress, what questions to ask your guide, as well as a brief overview of the proper tasting techniques. One question I get from my guests before they taking a wine tour in France is: […]

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Sustainable Caviar for the Discerning Palate

Not all caviar is caviar just as not all champagne is champagne. The term caviar is reserved for roe that is extracted from wild sturgeon caught in the waters of the Caspian and Black Seas, while other roe, such as salmon, should be called just that, roe. Likewise the bubbly, golden drink often nonchalantly called […]

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French Wines for Your Barbeque

With warm weather now here, the barbeque season has begun. It’s also time to enhance your dining pleasure with some tasty French wines. This is not the season for complex, layered wines. Now you want flavorful, fruity wines that complement the dinners you are preparing outside on the barbeque. French Wines for Your Barbeque The […]

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