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Bordeaux

Chateau Coutet's Cameo on Downton Abbey

Mary Orlin | Posted 03.21.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

I've never paid much attention to the wine on the Crawley family's dinner table on Downton Abbey. All that changed Sunday night in episode two of the ...

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé: Delicious Wines, Relative Values

Richard Jennings | Posted 03.05.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

It is an area that has been growing grapes since Roman times and the source of some of the world's greatest Merlot and Cabernet Franc based wines.

Castello Di Gabbiano Among The Most Innovative Wineries In Tuscany

John Mariani | Posted 02.22.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

One of the oldest and best known Chianti Classicos is Castello di Gabbiano, whose label is recognizable from its parti-colored knight.

Des corps morts au cœur des villes

Victoria Luta | Posted 03.28.2014 | France
Victoria Luta

MANIFESTATION - Des militants immobiles, silencieux, debout, ont porté dans leurs bras des corps sans vie: des cadavres de lapins morts. Ils sont venus dénoncer ce qui se cache derrière ces "déchets" qualifiés comme "pertes de bénéfices".

Europe's Hottest Summer Destinations for 2013

minube | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
minube

Featuring everything from idyllic Mediterranean getaways to the breathtaking landscapes of Scandinavia, here's the list of Europe Hottest Summer Destinations for 2013, straight from thousands of real travelers.

To France via Argentina

Daniel Altman | Posted 08.27.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

What happens when New World wine regions start messing with the crown jewels of Burgundy and Bordeaux?

There's a Malbec for Everyone

Daniel Altman | Posted 08.18.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

You love Malbec. So do we. But how do you choose the right malbec for you?

LOOK: Happy Memories of A French Trip

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.09.2013 | Travel
Edward Goldman

Although I've talked briefly about my recent trip to France in several of my programs for KCRW and the Huffington Post, I didn't have the luxury of go...

2010 Bordeaux: Quest for Values in Another Excellent Vintage

Richard Jennings | Posted 04.01.2013 | Home
Richard Jennings

Despite the commoditization and very high prices of some Bordeaux, there remains a level of winemaking and perfect matching of grape with soil and climate that sustains its importance and relevance in today's fine wine world.

8 Drinking Trends To Look Forward To In 2013

Imbibe | Posted 03.24.2013 | Taste
Imbibe

There's a lot to look forward to in the drinkscape, and Imbibe's January/February 2013 issue features 75 of the most notable people, places and flavors to watch in in the year ahead.

How to Experience Winemaking in France's Aquitaine Region

Karen Schaler | Posted 02.18.2013 | Travel
Karen Schaler

There is so much to see, do, drink and eat in France's famed Aquitaine Region, so this time I decided to go with a theme and check out some of the new unique winemaking experiences that are now being offered in Bordeaux and throughout the region.

Champagne Harvest Worst In Decades

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business

Hail to the bubbly! No, literally -- hail has been falling all over grapes made to make champagne and it’s cutting into the French output of the eff...

The 2012 Vintage: Approach With Caution

Peter Shakeshaft | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Peter Shakeshaft

The news this week that we can expect a world wine drought on the back of 2012's inclement weather would have obviously brought an initial feeling of dismay to many who like a glass or two of good plonk.

Art and Presidential Debates, Never the Twain Shall Meet

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Every four years, during the presidential debates, I have a dream. Just imagine if one of the questions asked of the candidates had something to do with art and culture.

Fully Mature Reds at Reasonable Prices? Think Rioja

Richard Jennings | Posted 10.23.2012 | Home
Richard Jennings

A region that has long made high-quality, ageworthy wines that, with a few decades on them, are very reminiscent of fine old Barolos and Bordeaux is Rioja -- Spain's illustrious red wine-producing region.

3 Great Reasons To Cycle Bordeaux

Discover France Adventures | Posted 09.15.2012 | Travel
Discover France Adventures

With a friendly, welcoming atmosphere that seems somehow frozen in time, Bordeaux features a wide variety of ideal terrain, lovely views and plenty of memorable stops along the way.

Top 10 Wine Myths That Won't Die

Honest Cooking | Posted 04.15.2012 | Home
Honest Cooking

Even if wine has become more and more demystified and accessible over the past several years -- there are still a few lingering myths out there.

Faced With a Dilemma

Deborah Smith | Posted 01.04.2012 | Media
Deborah Smith

Do I take the job in Afghanistan, based in Kabul with some travel to the regions, with a humanitarian organization I've always admired? I've been work...

The Last Places You Would Look for Wine Bargains: Burgundy & Bordeaux

Brad Haskel | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home
Brad Haskel

These little gems of discovery are often what most wine directors and sommeliers have always valued the most, and when they speak about their own drinking habits, these are the wines they share with one another.

7 New Scotch Whiskies For Autumn

Tony Sachs | Posted 12.06.2011 | Home
Tony Sachs

I hate autumn. No matter how many years I've been out of school, I can't lose that feeling of dread I get when the nights get shorter and the tempera...

A Map Of French Wines

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.20.2011 | Travel
The Daily Meal

Intrigued by the various groupings and towns within each wine region in France, Dr. David Gissen, an architectural historian and imaginative wine buff, decided to collect each one together as if they were train stops on the Paris Metro.

I'll Run the World Someday

Winnie So | Posted 10.18.2011 | Travel
Winnie So

For me, mixing travel with running is a great training motivator. So as a way to kick-start my marathon training after a knee injury, I decided to come up with my list of dream race destinations.

The Beastie Boys & The Blue Nun: Great Stories from Peter Sichel

Brad Haskel | Posted 07.13.2011 | Home
Brad Haskel

Peter Sichel freely admits, he was never more famous than the time he did that "Beastie Boys Thing".

Teen Convict's Scandalous Romance With Warden Shocks France

Le Monde/Worldcrunch | Patricia Jolly | Posted 06.26.2011 | World

Florent Goncalves can let his hair grow long. In January, this clean-cut 41-year-old from Bordeaux gave back the keys to the Versailles women's prison...

Oil Tycoon's Grandson Accused of Mortgage Fraud

AOL Real Estate | Candy Evans | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business

Al G. Hill III, the first great-grandchild of legendary Texas oilman H.L. Hunt (see photo below) -- once known as the richest man in America and who d...