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What is a Full Bodied Wine From France?

When someone tells us they like full-bodied red wines, we first ask them what their idea of a full-bodied wine is.  This allows us to better understand what it is that resonates with their preferences.  Then we can recommend areas in France to better discover what is a full-bodied wine! Winter wines, deeper in flavor, […]

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France Travel Restrictions For US Travelers

As of 3/17/2022* : France travel restrictions update, subject to change France travel restrictions: Non-Stop Flights from the US to France Vaccinated traveler over 18 Either 2 shots + booster received within 9 months of 2nd shot (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield) OR 1 shot + booster received within 9 months of 2nd ...

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Easy Tips for Getting to French Wine Regions

So you’re in Paris and you are thinking about heading out to wine country for some tastings or perhaps a tour of a chateau. How do you get to the major French wine regions? Many French wine regions do not have direct flights from the USA or other countries. So there is a good chance […]

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3 Fun Experiences to Add to Your Dream Wine Tour

Transcript for planning your dream wine tour: So you’ve decided you’re going to plan a wine tour. Congratulations. Now the question is, what do you want to include in the wine tour? Well, first of all, what you need to know is, if you only do wine tours on your wine tour, you may find […]

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New Burgundy Wine Masterclass Retreat Helping Wine Lovers Become Connoisseurs

Transcript: Burgundy Wine Masterclass Retreat video Are you looking for a wine tour that would allow you to grow from Burgundy wine lover to connoisseur? Well, our Burgundy masterclass retreat might be the perfect program for you. Hi, I’m Pascale Bernasse with French Wine Explorers. And for over 20 years, I’ve been ...

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Wine Pairing With Steak: Bordeaux Inspired Meal to Make at Home

Picture this: you’re hosting a meal and you know the main guest loves Bordeaux wines and steak. What is the best wine pairing with steak? In this post, we’re going to offer you great tips and tricks for meal planning for Bordeaux wine lovers.  Bordeaux wine pairing tip #1: The first thing to do before […]

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Travel Insurance Cancel For Any Reason: What You Need To Know

Transcript: Travel Insurance, Cancel for Any Reason Waiver: Okay so you want to plan a trip but you’re really concerned about the uncertainty of travel right now and in the future. So what do you do? Well first of all know that 46% of Americans plan on traveling soon by the end of this year […]

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Buy Wine Online: 3 Tips to Help Avoid the Pitfalls

This video is an excerpt from our Facebook Lives FAQ Friday Series. Join the Live or see the replays here. Transcript: Hi, it’s Pascale Bernasse with French Wine Explorers and we help wine lovers become connoisseurs through our online classes and our wine tours to France. Today we want to talk about how to buy […]

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Easy French Cheese Board and Wine: Use the Rule of 3’s

Easy French Cheese Board and Wine From our Facebook Lives, find more here: Facebook Live: French Wine Explorers Transcript: Hi guys, it’s Pascale Bernasse with French Wine Explorers and we help wine lovers become connoisseurs and we do that through our wine tours and our classes.  This week we are going to talk about French ...

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Does Champagne Go Bad?

FAQ Friday Video: Can Champagne Go Bad? This is a video from our FAQ Fridays we offer to answer common questions about French wine and travel. Click here to see our Facebook Lives and join in! Transcript: Does Champagne Go Bad? Hi guys,  it’s Pascale with French Wine Explorers and we help wine lovers become […]

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Video: Boeuf Bourguignon: 5 Easy Secrets to Transform Your Recipe

In this video, we interview our chef friend Adeline in Burgundy on 5 secrets to Boeuf Bourguignon magic. We talk about the following secrets to transforming any Boeuf Bourguignon recipe: What cut of meat is best for Boeuf Bourguignon How to marinate What is the best wine for Boeuf Bourguignon Bouquet garni Secret ingredient to […]

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New Online French Wine Course Offered by French Wine Explorers

New Online French Wine Course Offered by French Wine Explorers French Wine Explorers has developed a reputation for crafting well-curated luxury wine tours to France. Now the boutique wine tour company is taking the love and knowledge of French wine regions to offer an online foundation course on French wine. The course is French ...

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Gougères Recipe in 5 Easy Steps

You know that feeling when you want to offer some appetizers but don’t know what to serve beyond chips and dip? Here is an easy gougères recipe (pronounced goo-jairs) that is a real crowd pleaser. Plus you can make a larger batch to freeze for that last minute get together, or even to enjoy with […]

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Cognac vs Whiskey: 4 Differences To Help You Choose The Best

When it comes to choosing a spirit to drink, the choices are plenty. Choosing the best one can be a daunting task thanks to the many options available. Today, the comparison between French Cognac vs whiskey (from the States) dominates a majority of late-night conversations. The fight between the two drinks is older than the […]

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Advanced Wine Tasting Techniques to Help You Taste Like a Pro

Advanced Wine Tasting Techniques In the Introduction to Wine Tasting, we looked at the basic steps involved in the dégustation of a wine. The French have two words for “tasting”: gouter, to taste; or déguster, which means to taste with the goal of identifying the characteristics of a product to judge its quality. In the ...

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Cognac vs Armagnac: Similarities, Differences, and How to Choose

Cognac vs Armagnac: Similarities, Differences, and How to Choose Before we delve into the details, here is the main distinction between Cognac vs Armagnac: A main difference between Cognac vs Armagnac is Armagnac is distilled once, while Cognac is twice distilled. For Cognac lovers, that means a more refined drink. Those who prefer ...

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