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Feb 20, 2019


The diversity of Chardonnay is quite impressive, no wonder it is one of the most popular grapes grown in the world.

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Feb 09, 2019


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.

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Jan 14, 2019

Decanting wine

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.

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Jan 09, 2019

The end of an era

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.

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Dec 21, 2018

Pinot Noir

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.

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Dec 14, 2018

Visiting France…and BREXIT

Information about visiting France and the effects of BREXIT

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Dec 08, 2018

Beaujolais explained

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.

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Dec 01, 2018

The Louvre

Information about the Louvre, Paris

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Nov 29, 2018


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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Nov 08, 2018

France: When to go

Information of the best time to go to France

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