Paris Cocktail Bars: A 10th Arrondissement Cocktail Circuit

In this first in a series of Paris cocktail bar expeditions we sipped our way through a sliver of the 10th arrondissement with stops at three very different bars -- Lavomatic, CopperBay and Baranaan -- located just off Boulevard Saint-Martin, between the metro stations République and Strasbourg Saint-Denis.

Organic wines and good food at Les Fines Gueules

There are wine bars of atmosphere where you go to be a part of a crowd and there are wine bars of knowledge where...

“Gary’s Cocktail” at the Bar of the Hotel Lutetia, Paris

On April 14, 2014, the Hotel Lutetia will close for a three-year renovation. While awaiting its reopening, readers are invited to take a sip of this cocktail-laden travel tale and to meet Gilles Guyomarch, one of Paris's most experienced bartenders.

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.

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?

The Birthplace of Bubbles: An Introduction to Champagne

This article provides an overview of the Champagne region for travelers looking to visit its winegrowing zones over the course of a day or...

A Champagne Diary: 3 Grapes, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners, a Bit of Chocolate, and...

“Drink the wine, not the label” is both a lofty and a homey approach to wine, and nowhere is that more important than with...

Paris Hotels: 7 Secret Garden Bars

From a glamorous 4-star hotel to a hip budget hideaway by way of an elegant BnB, here are seven Paris inns offering unexpected oases, notable whether you're lodging there or just looking for an open-air bar away from car fumes.

Calvados, Where Rotting Apples Have a Good Name

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

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