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Learning About Grapes and History in the Champagne Region Near Paris

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
Eileen Ogintz

I always knew champagne was for celebrations but until now, I didn't know why or appreciate how much effort -- how much sweat, tears and family history -- it takes to create that bottle of bubbles.

What Makes Champagne Special? A Brief History

Richard Jennings | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Whether the producer is one of the great houses -- producing millions of bottles a year -- or a small, grower producer, one can tell at a quick glance that one is in Champagne and not anywhere else in the wine world.

Reims Rhymes with France

Rick Steves | Posted 10.20.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Reims, with its breathtaking Gothic cathedral and its beloved Champagne caves, is just 45 minutes from Paris on the new TGV connection. That makes it ...

Building Collapse Kills At Least 2 In France

AP | MILOS KRIVOKAPIC | Posted 06.28.2013 | World

REIMS, France -- A possible gas explosion ripped off the side of a five-story residential building in France's Champagne country on Sunday, killing at...

I Went to a Polo Match on Sunday, And Loved It!

Jay Weston | Posted 12.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I have some advice for those people at AEG/Staples Center who are slugging it out with another faction for the right to build a new football stadium in LA. Let them have it... and steal their thunder by building a fabulous polo field!

Champagne: The Devil's Wine

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 02.23.2012 | Travel
Olivia Katrandjian

In the 17th Century, in the French region of Champagne, little bubbles appeared in wine bottles. Unknown at the time, an accidental second fermentation caused by the cold created CO2 in the wine, turning the bottles into ticking time bombs.

Reims, France, Celebrates The 800th Anniversary Of The Notre Dame Cathedral

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 02.23.2012 | Travel
Olivia Katrandjian

To mark the event, a colorful, high-definition light show is being performed. Called a "Dream of Colors," the 25-minute spectacle pairs symphonic and techno music with lights that dance on the cathedral's front façade.

French Delights Overshadow Economic Slump, Uncertainty

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

France may be in a slump, with a hyper-kinetic president intent on structural reforms to counter mounting deficits, but it remains the number one international destination for visitors offering more delights than can be fathomed on a 20-day visit.