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An introduction to wine
Everything you always wanted to know about wine in France.
Varieties of French wine
Descriptions of the various types of French wine.
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Do you love wine and dream of having a wine cellar of your own instead of just buying a bottle when needed? This simple guide to starting a wine cellar will show you how to go about it.
A brief introduction to wine, its components and how it is made. Wine is produced from the fermented juice of the grapes of the Vitis Vinifera, a species of vine known to man for millennia. A number of natural factors are important …
Investing in a vineyard is a common dream and certainly a growing trend. But it can be a risky and ruinous business if not given proper consideration. It is not simply a case of buying a lovely country home,…
At Château Canet, we believe that good wine is the result of a combination of good “terroir”, the proper tools and a talented winemaker. Floris and Victoria Lemstra have been at Château Canet for ten years, during which time…
Using a star French ingredient, a chef rustles up a long summer cocktail and one à la carte dish with cognac …
There are two main methods of making sparkling wine, the Méthode Champenoise and the Méthode Charmat. What is the difference?
Most of you have probably tried kir royal, a champagne-based apéritif with a measure of blackcurrant cream liqueur (crème de cassis). But how many of you have tasted kir with white wine, red wine or even cider? Find out about how the Frenchenjoy Kir and how to make a kir with a difference…
Christmas in a glass! A classic recipe for vin chaud, the traditional French winter warmer, with red wine, orange and spices. It’s so easy to make at home…
Whilst in Marseillan I experienced a wonderful new event being presented by Noilly Prat, the vermouth manufacturers famously situated here by the port. I want to keep it a secret but it’s just so special that it needs to be shared…
Two of France’s most revered wine-growing regions have made it onto the newly released list of UNESCO World Heritage’s cultural sites. The ‘1,247 Climats and terroirs of Burgundy’ and ‘Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars’ were added to the illustrious list following…
Drive around the villages of the Languedoc Roussillon and you’re bound to see the very strange word ”Byrrh” painted onto the sides of buildings in fading lettering. FrenchEntrée explores the origins of the historic Byrrh apertif, one of the most iconic products of the Languedoc Roussillon.
Meet Stephen and Jeany, a couple who traded their former lives for a fresh start in Provence, where their wine is making waves.
Good news: late September sun has resulted in a “rare” year. All types, red, white, rosé and dessert wines have benefited from the extended kiss of sunshine.
The third Thursday of November can only mean on thing in France: Beaujolais Nouveau! Every year at this time the vin primeur is released to the market.
Champagne sparkling wine is the king of wines. Understanding the label can help you navigate your way to the best match for your personal taste and budget.
Is it possible to buy a bottle of good quality French wine for under 5 Euros? Here’s one suggestion, but tell us about your favourites
This most sparsely populated department of Languedoc-Roussillon is rugged and mountainous but crossed by many rivers and densely forested in places, all of which lends the local gastronomy a truly unique flavour.