Dining in France: 5 Helpful Tips For the Best Experience

Saturday, Dec 6th 2014
dining in france
You may think that dining in France is much like eating out in any country. Walk into a restaurant, ask for a menu, order, eat, pay, leave. And yet if you’re used to American restaurants, there are a few things about the French system that might strike you as odd. Never fear; with this ...

(Video) French Wine Terms for Each Wine Region

Sunday, Nov 2nd 2014
Pronounce French Wine Terms
French Wine Terms: How to Pronounce Common Terms for Each Wine Region Do you ever find yourself struggling to pronounce certain French words, while at dinner or traveling? In this video we show you how to pronounce French wine terms like a pro, so you’ll never be shy about ordering that ...

French Wines for Your Barbeque

Tuesday, Jun 10th 2014
wine tour in provence
With warm weather now here, the barbeque season has begun. It’s also time to enhance your dining pleasure with some tasty French wines. This is not the season for complex, layered wines. Now you want flavorful, fruity wines that complement the dinners you are preparing outside on the barbeque. ...

Loire Valley Tours: The Loire Valley Guide

Thursday, May 22nd 2014
Loire Valley Tours
Loire Valley tours are like stepping back to the greatest moments of French history. The Loire Valley is a perfect compliment to a visit in Paris or elsewhere in France. When planning Loire Valley tours, consider our essential Loire Valley guide with useful articles, videos, and guidelines for ...

Seven Splendid French Wine Themed Mother's Day Gifts

Thursday, May 1st 2014
luxury wine tours
The day to honor our mothers is fast approaching and while a bouquet of flowers paired with a box of mixed chocolates may be an old-standby, why not explore other avenues for your Mother’s Day gifts? Instead of the typical boxed sweets, try a dessert wine. In France, the Sauternes and ...

New Cycling and Culinary Options for French Wine Explorers' Tours

Thursday, May 9th 2013
France Food Tours
St. Michaels, Md. (May 9, 2013) ––French Wine Explorers has introduced two new ways for guests to celebrate France’s legendary wine regions: cycling and culinary excursions. Both bicycle and culinary tourism allow travelers a more intimate travel experience, as cooking and biking ...

Loire Valley Wines: How to Start a Cellar

Monday, Apr 22nd 2013
what is a full bodied wine
When thinking of filling your wine cellar for the summer, consider Loire Valley wines.  Wine cellars give you flexibility, and a spectrum of wines for your enjoyment. You choose wines when they are most available, and keep them until they are mature. That doesn’t mean that all of your wines are ...

The Best Loire Goat Cheeses and Perfect Wine Pairings

Tuesday, Apr 9th 2013
goat cheeses
The Best Loire Goat Cheeses and Perfect Wine Pairings There are 48 cheeses in France that have the protected AOC status – and six of them are in the Loire Valley. They go quite well with local wines, and all of them are goat cheeses. Valençay cheese with red Sancerre Crottin de Chevignol with a ...

Loire Valley Tours: The Top Three Chateaux to Visit

Tuesday, Feb 19th 2013
Loire Valley Tours
Loire Valley Tours offer a world of enchantment, which I first explored on a bicycle tour many summers ago. Returning a few years later, when I was teaching at a boys’ lycée at Châteauroux in the nearby Indre département, I interpreted for tours held for the U.S. Air Force to several dozen ...

Loire Valley Wine Tours: New Video from French Wine Explorers

Thursday, Aug 25th 2011
goat cheeses
Loire Valley Wine Tours: See our new video!  Enjoy! Loire Valley Wine Tours: A Gift for All the Senses When visitors to France think of the Loire Valley, the primary images that come to mind are the beautiful, historic chateaux that dot the countryside, including Chambord, Chenonceau, Chaumont, ...

Crémant: It Bubbles, but it's not Champagne?

Wednesday, Mar 9th 2011
burgundy france
When I was in college, the entertainment budget for my international relations club was so small that once we resorted to serving Sparkling Burgundy. It was dreadful. How times have changed! The French are now producing superior sparkling wines in addition to champagne. Gradually, we are ...

Loire Valley White Wine: Perfect Summer Pairings

Tuesday, Jun 22nd 2010
Loire Valley white wine
Loire Valley White Wine: Perfect Summer Pairings Loire Valley white wine is highly regarded. Let us sample three of them, from three different grape varietals. The Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine is a light, flavorful wine with good body, the sort of wine you can enjoy at luncheon that won’t put you ...

Your Excursion in the Garden of France - The Loire Valley

Monday, Jun 14th 2010
Burgundy France
The Loire Valley is a region of architectural treasures, with scenery that will delight you at every turn. And since the purest French is spoken at Tours, no wonder famous writers such as Balzac, Ronsard, Rabelais and Jules Verne have lived here, and taken the Loire Valley as a setting for ...

French White Wines for Summer

Tuesday, Jul 7th 2009
In the hot summer weather, there is a spectrum of fine French white wines to savor. Light or medium weight, the emphasis should be on flavors, and complementing your dining choices. Clearly, many meals are going to be informal. Uncomplicated, flavorful wines will set them off perfectly. With a ...
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