Gougères Recipe in 5 Easy Steps

Tuesday, Sep 1st 2020
Easy Gougeres Recipe
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 ...

Easy Crème de Cassis Cocktails With Wine or Champagne

Tuesday, Jun 30th 2020
creme de cassis cocktails
Crème de Cassis Cocktails Crème de Cassis Cocktails: Kir or Kir Royale 1 generous tablespoon of Crème de Cassis 3/4 cup white wine, sparkling wine, or champagne First add the Crème de Cassis, then the wine, for the perfect French aperitif Inspired By Casablanca: You’ve seen the movie often. ...

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

Thursday, Jun 11th 2020
Cognac vs Whiskey
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 ...

Advanced Wine Tasting Techniques to Help You Taste Like a Pro

Saturday, Jun 6th 2020
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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 ...

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

Saturday, May 30th 2020
Cognac vs Armagnac
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 ...

What is Cognac? Your Essential Quick Guide

Saturday, May 23rd 2020
what is Cognac?
What is Cognac?  When someone asks you “What is cognac?”  What is the easiest way to differentiate Cognac from brandy or Armagnac, or another spirit? Here is your essential guide to Cognac. Cognac is a brandy, a spirit produced by distilling wine from grapes. Cognac comes from a ...

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

Wednesday, May 13th 2020
french wine map
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 ...

What Are the Best Tuscan Wine Pairings?

Tuesday, Apr 7th 2020
Tuscan wine
What Are the Best Tuscan Wine Pairings with Food? Tuscan cuisine is based on “cucina povera,” a rural style based on seasonal and natural ingredients. Olive oil, unsalted bread, wild mushrooms, vegetables, and salt-cured or grilled meats form the base of this cuisine. So what wines from Italy ...

The 10 Best Markets of Provence Not to Miss

Thursday, Mar 26th 2020
Best Markets of Provence
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 ...

Bordeaux Map of France: Getting There, What to Do

Saturday, Feb 22nd 2020
bordeaux map of france
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 ...

Valentines Day Wines for Your Special Someone

Monday, Feb 10th 2020
Valentines Day wines
It’s not too late for considering Valentines Day wines. What makes the wine “special,” though, is not just the wine itself. Also bear in mind the person with whom it is shared, and occasions you have enjoyed together. Those shared associations will be more meaningful than a pricey wine bought ...

Northern Rhone Wines That Will Make You Happy

Thursday, Jan 30th 2020
Rhone wines
Northern Rhone Wines That Will Make You Happy I’ve noted to students in my wine tasting courses, many wine regions have produced finer wines over recent years; thus, transforming what is available on the market. That particularly holds true in France. Quality conscious producers are making ...

Pascale Bernasse Celebrates 20 Years in the Travel Industry

Tuesday, Jan 21st 2020
bernasse travel
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 ...

Bordeaux Wine and Cheese Pairings Guaranteed to Please!

Wednesday, Jan 8th 2020
wine and cheese pairings
Bordeaux Wine and Cheese Pairings What are the best Bordeaux wine and cheese pairings?  This is a question often asked, and we wanted to offer you an easy guide to help you when hosting a dinner party or luncheon. Easy wine & cheese combinations: Brie with red St. Emilion wine  Soft ripened ...

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

Thursday, Dec 12th 2019
natural wines
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 ...

New Years Eve Menus With Perfect Champagne Pairings

Tuesday, Dec 10th 2019
new years eve menus
New Years Eve Menus With Perfect Champagne Pairings So you have decided to host a festive New Years Eve champagne supper. You’ll want to choose from a few New Year’s Eve menus and make sure to pair the food thoughtfully. There are still many choices to make, depending upon your ...
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