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American craft beer finds favour in Paris

Written by on April 19, 2018 in Wine and Drinks
American craft beer finds favour in Paris

An elegant interior of marble fireplaces, ceiling high, gilt-edged mirrors, crystal chandeliers and ornate furniture formed an unlikely backdrop for a beer and food matching dinner with a twist.  This was no ordinary setting and no ordinary dinner!  The Brewers Association, a not-for-proft trade body representing small and independent American craft brewers, was the guest […]

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Where to drink absinthe in France

Written by on February 26, 2018 in French Icons, Wine and Drinks
Where to drink absinthe in France

My insomnia sparked the whole thing off. I listened to a radio programme in the wee small hours entitled ‘Absinthe Makes the Art Grow Fonder’. It told of madness, creative genius, smuggling, fairies, suicide and debauchery in le demi-monde of Montmartre in la Belle-Époque. Captivated, I set out to discover more. Until that point my […]

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The history of absinthe, the once forbidden drink

Written by on February 26, 2018 in French Icons, Wine and Drinks
The history of absinthe, the once forbidden drink

Banned for almost 100 years, believed to induce madness in those who drank it, absinthe is making a come back. Invented by a French doctor, the highly alcoholic drink has a colourful history. What is absinthe and where does it come from? A certain Dr. Ordinaire (you couldn’t make that up) fleeing the guillotines of the French […]

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The very best wine tour of Bordeaux France

Written by on February 6, 2018 in Aquitaine, Tours in France, Wine and Drinks
The very best wine tour of Bordeaux France

When it comes to French wine, there’s one place that always comes top of the class in a long list of legendary wines – Bordeaux. A wonderful wine tour of Bordeaux For wine lovers, there’s no better time to take a tour of Bordeaux than autumn. It’s certainly warm enough to sit outside and enjoy […]

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How to book the perfect Champagne tasting experience in Champagne

How to book the perfect Champagne tasting experience in Champagne

Discover the pleasures of the Champagne region and enjoy an effervescent experience Champagne tasting without all the tedious, time consuming searching online. www.champagne-booking.com has done all the hard work for you. Simply choose the type of tour or experience you want – from a Champagne tasting to grape picking or Sabrage – the technique of […]

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The perfect Wine and Armagnac tour of Gascony

The perfect Wine and Armagnac tour of Gascony

Unleash your spirit of adventure on a guided, custom tour of Gascony where you’ll taste the wonderful wines and famous Armagnac of this sunny southwest region of France. Wine and Armagnac Enthusiasts Adventure Join a two-day tour to taste the spirit of Gascony tucked away in the southwest corner of France. This is a land […]

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Wine tasting in the Loire Valley in Leonardo da Vinci’s cave

Written by on December 31, 2017 in Centre, Wine and Drinks
Wine tasting in the Loire Valley in Leonardo da Vinci’s cave

“I believe that great happiness awaits those men who are born where good wines are to be found” – Leonardo da Vinci. Well you can’t disagree with him I think, especially in France. Leonardo lived out his last years in the Loire Valley at Amboise. There at the invitation of Francis I, King of France, […]

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The real history of Champagne and its bubbles

Written by on December 3, 2017 in Wine and Drinks
The real history of Champagne and its bubbles

Champagne, that bubbly beverage that pops its cork for celebrations, is named after the region in northeast France where it’s produced. The name “Champagne” is protected and only sparkling wine produced in the Champagne region can be called Champagne. The same goes for the process that assures those trademark bubbles: It’s called the méthode champenoise […]

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The most chic and best cocktail bars in Paris

Written by on November 21, 2017 in Paris, Wine and Drinks
The most chic and best cocktail bars in Paris

You’re totally spoiled for choice if you’re in the mood for a stylish setting to sip that perfect sundowner in Paris. Will it be a Mimosa (classic Champagne and orange juice) or a French 75 (gin, brandy and Champagne)? Whatever your fancy we’ve got you covered. Sip into something more comfortable and check out our […]

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Homemade Orange Liqueur recipe from France

Written by on October 6, 2017 in Gastronomy, Wine and Drinks
Homemade Orange Liqueur recipe from France

Homemade orange liqueur – its deliciously sunny, makes for a great gift and makes for a scrumptious treat. Ingredients 600ml dark rum (a little less than 3 cups) 1 bottle dry white wine 300g (10 ozs) golden caster sugar 8 oranges, unwaxed How to make homemade orange liqueur Peel large strips of zest from the […]

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