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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

This video is an excerpt from our Facebook Lives FAQ Friday Series: Travel Insurance and Cancel for Any Reason Waiver. Join the Live or see the replays here. Transcript: Travel Insurance Cancel For any Reason: Okay so you want to plan a trip but you’re really concerned about the uncertainty of travel right now and in […]

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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 Adeline Borra of Terroirs by Adeline in Burgundy on 5 secrets to Boeuf Bourguignon magic. We talk about the following secrets to transform any 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

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. Today, the comparison between Cognac vs whiskey dominates a majority of late-night conversations. The fight […]

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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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Easy French Wine Map You Need to Plan Your Dream Wine Tour

French Wine Map, Map of French Wine Regions When planning your wine tour to France, it’s best to see where the French wine regions are situated on a French wine map! Then it’s best to gauge how far the French wine region is from Paris or Nice, or where you will arrive initially in France.  […]

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The 10 Best Markets of Provence Not to Miss

The 10 Best Markets of Provence Not to Miss Colorful and lively, the best markets of Provence will take you on a picturesque discovery of flavors, fragrances and local products. Rooted in the French identity, food markets go beyond a tourist attraction. The best markets of Provence belong to the local culture and are the […]

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Bordeaux Map of France: Getting There, What to Do

A trip to Bordeaux has endless possibilities. You can enjoy tastings at famed estates, try regional dishes at local restaurants, and take in the rich history of some of France’s oldest towns. With all of these options, it can seem impossible to know where to begin! To make your journey easier, enjoy our Bordeaux map of France. ...

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Pascale Bernasse Celebrates 20 Years in the Travel Industry

Pascale Bernasse Celebrates 20 Years in the Travel Industry Twenty years ago, Pascale Bernasse fulfilled a lifelong dream and began a career in the travel industry. Today, that dream remains a reality for her as the co-owner and President of French Wine Explorers.  Bernasse started working in the travel industry in 2000 after leaving ...

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