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The diversity of Chardonnay is quite impressive, no wonder it is one of the most popular grapes grown in the world.
Vouvray is known for its Chenin Blanc that comes in a variety of styles, still and sparkling, dry to sweet. Although they also grow the largest variety of grapes in the Loire, there is nothing they take pride in more than their Chenin Blanc.
It may seem pretentious to make a fuss about decanting wine, and for many young wines available in supermarkets and winter merchants there’s nothing wrong with just opening the bottle and drinking the wine.
One of France's most flamboyant hoteliers, Jeanne Augier, has died aged 95, bringing to a close an era of glitz and glamour on the French Riviera.
Pinot noir is said to be an emotional grape. It brings tears to your eyes, evoking joy and ecstasy. Winemakers go insane trying to pursue pinot noir wine even in climates that are unfavourable.
Information about visiting France and the effects of BREXIT
Made entirely from the Gamay grape, Beaujolais is often produced to be consumed soon after production, traditionally in celebration of the harvest. Beaujolais Nouveau is in fact fermented for only a few weeks before being released for sale.
Information about the Louvre, Paris
Information about the town of Sarlat; visit on market day for a lively experience, or any other day, for a relaxing one.
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