“New Wine From France”: Documentary By American Jeanne Bernard Examines Biodynamic Vineyards in the...

An interview with Jeanne Bernard, an American from Louisiana living in Paris, author of “New Wine From France,” a documentary about biodynamic wine in France.

Le Comptoir Général, Either You Get It or You Don’t

You think you're hip but you still don’t know that Le Comptoir General, a bar and events space across the street from Canal Saint Martin, is among the hippest spaces in Paris this spring?

Editor Takes France Revisited On the Road in the U.S.

The editor's winter Jan.-Feb. 2014 East Coast U.S. lecture tour including talks on war touring, wine touring and "patrimoine" in France.

Calvados, Where Rotting Apples Have a Good Name

An introduction to the alcoholic apple-based beverages cidre (hard cider) and calvados produced in Normandy.

Dom Pérignon and the Birth of Champagne

As cellar master at the Benedictine Abbey of Hautvillers, Dom Pérignon was instrumental in development of clear, bubbly, cork-popping Champagne.

The French Ardennes, Part 1. Charleville-Mézières: The Runaway Poet, Great Beer Bars and the...

Two hours by train from Paris, in Charleville-Mézières, capital of the French Ardennnes, near the Belgian border, the author glimpses the flight of Arthur Rimbaud, sets out to investigate beer and beer bars and encounters the giant lizard Mawhot.

Montmartre Celebrates Grape Harvest with Wine Auction at La Bonne Franquette

Montmartre celebrated its annual Grape Harvest Festival (Fête des Vendanges) in early October with a series of joyful community events including lectures, concerts, tasting...

Two Sisters in Aquitaine Recreate Historical Wines

Lunches at Le Bistrot du Sommelier in Paris and at the Trianon Palace in Versailles weren’t only occasions to eat and drink well but also opportunities to meet historical wine producer Isabelle Orliac, gold-medalist sommelier Philippe Faur-Brac, and gastronomic chef Simone Zanoni.

The French Ardennes, Part 2. Charleville-Mézières: Place Ducale and the Bare-Ass Casserole

On the Place Ducale, the great square of Charleville-Mézières, the author tries the Ardennes' celebrated bare-ass casserole and encounters men and women in colorful robes and floppy hats during the Festival des Confréries.

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