As winter approaches, those of us in the States might be getting ready for warm chicken soup or cinnamon-spiced cider. If you travel to Paris, fondue restaurants should be on your bucket list, especially during the colder months. That is the time when Parisians enjoy mass quantities of melted cheese in the form of fondue, raclette ...
Do you ever find yourself struggling to pronounce certain French words, while at dinner or traveling? In this video we show you how to pronounce French wine terms like a pro, so you’ll never be shy about ordering that bottle of Châteauneuf du Pape again. This is Pierre Bernasse with French Wine Explorers and this […]
When you imagine dining in Paris, do you imagine tuxedoed waiters, wood paneling and mirrored walls? You’re probably thinking of Belle Epoque Paris, and not without good reason – the beginning of the 20th century in Paris was a period characterized by optimism, advancement and prosperity. This golden age in Paris’ history created ...
Fine dining doesn’t end at the dessert course. If Armagnac or Cognac is being served, your guests have a further treat in store. But have you tried festive French fruit brandy, another range of after dinner drinks, to savor with your coffee? Fruit brandy (often called eaux-de-vie) are colorless and full of flavor. They are […]
Finding the best Paris steak frites has become a minor obsession of ours. France is famous for refined cuisine, for sauces and pastries and dishes that require a specific fork. But the fact remains that some of the most beloved French dishes are the simplest: croque monsieur, oeuf mayo, steak-frites. The latter is exactly what […]
Fall is a time when the grapes in France hang heavy on the vine, surrounded by leaves of ochre and crimson, anticipating the harvest. It is also the perfect time to enjoy some more full-bodied wines after the lighter wines of summer. Here are some recommended fall wines to be enjoyed on a crisp, breezy […]
(Press Release) St. Michaels, October 6, 21014 Luxury wine tour company French Wine Explorers has released the details of their newest small group tour for 2015, Bordeaux Harvest Tour. French Wine Explorers’ intimate and award-winning luxury wine vacations to France are renowned for their unique insider perspective into the finest ...
There are a variety of wine apps out there to assist wine lovers in their quest for the perfect vino. Do you want to learn more about the wine you drink? Perhaps understand how to match wine with the food you’re eating? I’m not suggesting you become a wine snob, but having a little knowledge […]
Decant red wine either to aerate a young wine, or to get rid of unwanted sediment in a mature wine. The latter is the more elaborate procedure. It was at a professional wine tasting many years ago that I became aware of the art of wine decanting. A bottle of fine St. Julien wine from […]
Have you ever looked at a French wine label and wondered what it all meant? In this video, we break down reading a French wine label into six easy steps. Readers often ask me how to read a French wine label and this can be complicated for the casual drinker; and it may leave you […]