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Bordeaux

Chateau Phelan Segur Keeps Tradition Through Evolution

John Mariani | Posted 12.01.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

The French expression "the more things change the more they remain the same" may be readily applied to the way an esteemed Bordeaux wine estate like Château Phélan Ségur has evolved.

Artists as Global Citizens

Lane Harwell | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Lane Harwell

An opportunity for our artists and arts institutions to lead, globally, is to approach their identity and creation of art holistically and with intention--to be global citizens

Traveling in Bordeaux, France

John Mariani | Posted 10.31.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Bordeaux has its own virtues: castles and chateaux of great beauty, impeccably maintained vineyards on gravelly soil, and some superb restaurants.

Why Bordeaux Is Much More Than Sipping Wine

Suchi Rudra | Posted 10.27.2014 | Travel
Suchi Rudra

I'm in Bordeaux wine country, enjoying locally made, aged-to-perfection cheese -- I will eat the wrapping and all.

10 Unique Places To Say "I Love You" in France

Samantha Daniels | Posted 09.10.2014 | Travel
Samantha Daniels

Sometimes a couple wants more romance than a kiss at the top of the Eiffel Tower or while sunning on the Mediterranean in St Tropez. Here are 10 unique places to say your I love you's in France this summer.

Christian Moueix: Representing Himself and Bordeaux with Honesty, Integrity, and Intelligence

Brad Haskel | Posted 09.01.2014 | Taste
Brad Haskel

"Basically I am a viticulturalist at heart, and my best moments are out in the vineyard."

5 Overhyped Tourist Destinations

Shermans Travel | Posted 06.16.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Whether it's a packed cruise ship unloading throngs of boisterous passengers, or a mob of thirty college students tearing through town, an excess of tourists can make a destination go from in-demand to insufferable, just like that. Consider avoiding these played-out locales and shift your attention to nearby spots that are lesser-known, and more worthy of the term "vacation."

Aquitaine | Bordeaux: Left Bank v. Right Bank

Britney Campbell | Posted 06.16.2014 | Taste
Britney Campbell

I'd like to share our journey through France by way of wine.

Lion in Winter: Robert M. Parker Jr. Addresses Wine Writers

Richard Jennings | Posted 04.29.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Robert M. Parker Jr. has been the world's preeminent wine critic and tastemaker for decades. Parker had a huge impact on wine criticism and wine...

Wine Consumption Is Skyrocketing In China

Quartz | Roberto A. Ferdman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business

The world’s biggest red wine drinking country isn’t France, Italy, or the US. According to a report released by Vinexpo and International Wine and...

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 t...

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...

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.

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.