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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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Tour Paris: Essential Guide and Tips

Those who want to tour Paris and all that it has to offer may find the abundance of attractions and historic sites overwhelming. What museums should you visit (other than the Louvre)? When’s the best time to see the Eiffel Tower? How do you plan a romantic trip in the most romantic city in the […]

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Nuits-Saint-Georges Wine: What to Try & Buy

Discover Nuits-Saint-Georges Wine Following the Vosne-Romanee region to the south, the Nuits-Saint-Georges portion of Burgundy is the last region of the Côte de Nuits, for which it provides the name. It is not a large region, barely 750 acres, and of that total, some 360 acres are in production for the famous premier cru vineyards ...

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Eating in Paris: An Essential Guide

Eating in Paris is a delight for foodies and the casual diner, alike and is well known as one of the world’s top gastronomical destinations. From bistros to Michelin star dining, the City of Light is a foodie’s paradise. Here is our essential guide to Paris’ cuisine with recommendations for everything from the best places […]

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Bordeaux Tours: Top 5 Least Favorable Time to Visit

French Wine Explorers teamed up with Nick Stephens of Bordeaux Undiscovered to bring you the Top 5 Least Desirable Times to Travel for Bordeaux tours. Bordeaux Tours: Top 5 Least Favorable Times to Visit Bordeaux was recently awarded Best European Destination 2015, and for good reason. Its lively riverfront is bustling with chic ...

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The Louvre Museum: Eat & Drink Nearby Avoiding Tourist Traps

Ask any local, and they’ll tell you that the best advice for eating near the most popular Parisian landmarks is not to: after all, restaurateurs know that tourists are going to come down from the Eiffel Tower or out of the Louvre Museum starving, and they tend to take advantage of our tired legs and […]

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Paris Michelin Restaurants: Which Restaurants Won and Lost Stars

At the beginning of every year, the food world stands still – especially in France – to see what’s in the stars in the cosmos of Paris Michelin restaurants. We’ve got the scoop on what went down (and up!). Paris already boasts nine of the Michelin guide’s 3 star establishments and many more 2- and […]

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(Video) Wine Tours France: What Not to Do at Wine Tastings

Wine Tours France: Watch our latest video tip! People often ask what to do and what not to do while on wine tours in France. Here are our top 5 things not to do during a wine tasting in France. Video Transcript: Hi, this is Pascale Bernasse with French Wine Explorers, and this is your […]

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