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. These include olive oil, unsalted bread, wild mushrooms, vegetables, and either salt-cured or grilled meats. So what wines do you pair with this ...

The 10 Best Markets of Provence Not to Miss

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

Bordeaux Travel: How to Get there, What to Do

Saturday, Feb 22nd 2020
bordeaux travel
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
Valentine's 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
Northern Rhone
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
Pascale Bernasse 20 yrs
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 a corporate career ...

Bordeaux Wine and Cheese Pairings Guaranteed to Please!

Wednesday, Jan 8th 2020
wine and cheese pairings
Bordeaux Wine and Cheese Pairings Have you planned a dinner party around the wine and cheese pairings? You could take it one step further and plan it around the wine and cheese pairings. Here are four suggestions for Bordeaux wine and cheese that are easy to replicate. Why not try something new ...

Are There Any Sugar Free, Natural Wines?

Thursday, Dec 12th 2019
natural wines
Are There Any Sugar Free, Natural Wines? As a wine tour operator, I am always on the lookout for great wines, great values, and great stories behind the wines. But I’m a difficult client. I prefer wines with a lower alcohol content (around 12- 13%), I want to know how the wine’s produced, and a ...

New Year's Eve Menus With Perfect Champagne Pairings

Tuesday, Dec 10th 2019
new year's eve menus
New Year’s Eve Menus With Perfect Champagne Pairings So you have decided to host a festive New Year’s 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 ...

Guide to French Fall Wines

Wednesday, Nov 13th 2019
fall wines
Guide to French Fall Wines Fall is a time when the grapes in France hang heavy on the vine, surrounded by leaves of ochre and crimson, anticipating the harvest. It is also the perfect time to enjoy some more full-bodied wines after the lighter wines of summer. Here are some recommended fall ...

What Are The Best Thanksgiving Wines? We've Got Answers

Tuesday, Nov 12th 2019
Thanksgiving Wines
What Are The Best Thanksgiving Wines? The traditional Thanksgiving turkey is not an easy fit with wine. The upside of that dilemma is that there are no “right” Thanksgiving wines to serve. Turkey is not one of those meats that is automatically associated with any particular wine. ...

Bordeaux Travel Guide: The Perfect 3-Day Tour

Thursday, Sep 26th 2019
Bordeaux travel guide
Bordeaux Travel Guide: The Perfect 3-Day Tour Bordeaux is a diverse region full of character. It may be best known for its world-class wines, but Bordeaux has much to offer beyond the vineyards. Bordeaux has architectural and historical monuments to discover. The city is second to Paris for ...

Saint Emilion Wines: The Best Wines You Need Under $100

Thursday, Sep 19th 2019
Saint Emilion Wines
Saint Emilion Wines: The Best Wines You Need Under $100 The visitor to Saint Emilion, about an hour drive from Bordeaux, is in for a memorable excursion. This area produces many of France’s finest wines, and it does so in a region that is well worth visiting. Here, I’ll offer some of my ...

What Is the Best Rosé Wine to Drink Now? We've Got Answers

Thursday, Jun 20th 2019
rosé wine
It wasn’t long ago when rosé wine was something of a novelty, inexpensive and of marginable quality. You might enjoy a refreshing glass from time to time, but they were not considered to be serious wines. I recall a trip to Houston. At the time, the luncheon treat around the hotel barbeque was ...

2020 Luxury French Wine Tours, Amazing Experiences, Great Wine

Sunday, Jun 16th 2019
luxury french wine tours
2020 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 ...

How to Demystify Bordeaux Wine: Best Wines by Region

Saturday, Jun 1st 2019
Bordeaux wine
How to Demystify Bordeaux Wine: Best Wines by Region For all of its beauty of variety and lasting history, Bordeaux wine can be a complex subject. Let’s break it down to better understand the nuances of the major wine regions of the area. Bordeaux is France’s fourth largest city. It ...
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