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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 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 o judge its quality. In the world of wine, we favor the term déguster. La dégustation of wine is not the preoccupation of snobs, but ...

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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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What Are Natural Wines? Why Should I Care About Them?

What Are Natural Wines? Why Should I Care About Them? The idea of “natural” wine originated in France in the 1960s. Winemakers in the Beaujolais region wanted to return to the production methods that their grandparents had used. They wanted to get away from the pesticide and chemical use that had gained prevalence in all […]

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Luxury French Wine Tours, Amazing Experiences, Great Wine

Luxury French Wine Tours, Amazing Experiences, Great Wine French Wine Explorers, America’s leader in luxury French wine tours, is expanding offerings with exciting wine tour packages for the 2020 season. These tours provide the ultimate experience for wine lovers. Programs feature luxury accommodations, Michelin-starred meals and VIP ...

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How to Demystify Bordeaux: Best Bordeaux Wine by Region

How to Demystify Bordeaux: Best Bordeaux Wine by Region For all of its beauty of variety and lasting history, Bordeaux wines can be a complex subject. Let’s break Bordeaux wine down to better understand the nuances of the major wine regions of the area, and to offer you the best Bordeaux wine choices by region. […]

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Provence France: Everything You Need To Know

Everything You Need To Know About Provence France Provence boasts some of the most beautiful vineyards in France along with sun-drenched beaches and delicious cuisine. It has something for everyone and is a wine lover’s paradise. Here are a few informative articles about Provence France, one of the most spectacular regions in ...

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Bordeaux White Wines: Taste What You’re Missing

Post written by Nick Stephens, Prud’homme de la Jurade de Saint Emilion, and founding owner of www.bordeaux-undiscovered.co.uk and www.interestinwine.co.uk. Bordeaux may be famous across the globe for its wonderful red wines but it also produces some superb whites with impeccable reputations and long pedigrees.  Dotted amongst ...

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Welcome to Lyon France: Spend 72 Hours Soaking It In

Lyon France Welcome to Lyon France! This lovely city is centrally located between Paris and Marseilles and is the gastronomic capitol of France. It’s combination of history—it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site—and commerce make it a unique and thriving metropolis in France. As an added benefit it’s close to routes for Burgundy ...

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Updated ! 7 Wine Apps That You’ll Love

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 […]

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Paris For Foodies: Top 10 Things to Do in Paris

Top 10 Paris Foodie Must-Dos If one thing is certain, it’s that visiting Paris and living in Paris are two different endeavors when you’re a foodie. When you live here, you have to retain some modicum of restraint, for the sake of both your waistband and your wallet. But as a visitor, you can take […]

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