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18th-Century French Chateau Razed 'By Mistake'

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 12.10.2012 | World

PARIS -- Residents of a sleepy French village in Bordeaux have been left dumbfounded after discovering their local 18th-century chateau was completely...

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...

France's Bordeaux Wines Threatened by Global Warming

Telegraph | Allan Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The steady rise in global temperatures is threatening vineyards around Bordeaux that produce some of the most esteemed and expensive wines on earth....

Astoria Characters: The Down-to-Earth Traveling Salesman

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

In the living room, kneeling against the ruby red wall, is a Thai goddess. Above her head, in golden frames that match the trim of her royal raiment, are three Chilean oil paintings.

20 Fabulous French Finds in Bordeaux and Basque Country

Karen Schaler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Karen Schaler

Since this part of France is all about going culinary comatose, I set out to find the best places to blow your diet and make every calorie count.

France Arrests 12 Suspect Islamic Militants

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — Police in southern France arrested 12 people in sweeps against suspected Islamic militant networks on Tuesday, including three men being...

Culture Zohn: Life in the Koolhaas

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-07-30-buildpull.jpg We all cherish our homes as the spaces in which we can relax and be ourselves. But what if your self is suddenly and irrevocably altered? Do you adjust to the house or the other way around?

Chris Phelps of Swanson Vineyards: A Name to Know in Reconsidering Napa Merlot

Brad Haskel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Haskel

Chris Phelps is making very fine Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay at Swanson Vineyards, but the real reason to seek it out is clearly the reds.

The Importance of French Wine

Brad Haskel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Haskel

Somehow, when all the critics declared that Bordeaux's 2009 vintage was the finest they had ever tasted, the clamoring from the wine drinking public in the US was very lukewarm.

Haiti Must Be Rescued From Itself

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

Few nations have suffered such misfortune as poor, wretched Haiti. Blessed with fecundity by nature, Haiti went from being the richest nation in the Western hemisphere to the poorest.

Thierry Tilly, Oxford-Based 'Guru', Accused Of Torturing French Aristocrats

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By John Lichfield, ...

Wine, Music, and the Terroiriste Threat

Alex Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alex Henry

Bordeaux/Burgundy: A Vintage Rivalry, is an excellent short book by Jean-Robert Pitte, who says that terroir, that principle sacred to French winemakers, isn't everything.