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 […]
With the fall harvest quickly approaching, the menus of top French restaurants are changing to reflect what’s popping up on market stands, at the massive Rungis market outside the capital, and even in certain chefs’ own gardens! Chefs in Paris and beyond are so committed to the freshness and quality of the produce they use that […]
Paris truly is a foodie paradise, home to some of the world’s best chefs, best restaurants, best ingredients, and best desserts. While restaurant pastries are often quite exquisite, be sure that you make some time (and space!) to taste desserts from some of Paris’ best patisseries. While there are literally dozens you could try, if ...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 ...