Wine and Drinks

Guide to Epernay Champagne France

Written by on July 12, 2017 in Champagne-Ardenne, Wine and Drinks
Guide to Epernay Champagne France

Reims may be the capital of Champagne but to the locals of Epernay, their town is the capital of Champagne the drink. Stellar Cellars in Epernay The famous Avenue du Champagne is lined with splendiferous Champagne houses but let’s face it, no visit here is complete without a tour at the Moët et Chandon Champagne […]

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Where Cointreau is made | Angers France

Written by on July 11, 2017 in Pays de la Loire, Wine and Drinks
Where Cointreau is made | Angers France

I call myself a Cointreau fan. I’ve enjoyed many a “blue moon”  (Cointreau with lemonade and a dash of lime) in my time, so when I went to Angers, in the heart of the Loire Valley, and discovered Cointreau are based there,  I wasn’t going to miss an opportunity to go and see how it’s […]

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Reasons to love France No. 4 Champagne

Reasons to love France No. 4 Champagne

It’s a pretty good reason to love France I think, or rather two – Champagne the region and Champagne the drink. Both are fabulous. Champagne the region So let’s take the region. A place of vineyards and chateaux, lakes and forests, gentle hills, ancient villages and smart towns and cities like Reims and Epernay.  It’s […]

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Reims Champagne – what to see and do in the bubbly city

Written by on June 21, 2017 in Champagne-Ardenne, Wine and Drinks
Reims Champagne – what to see and do in the bubbly city

Reims, the capital of Champagne, is the sort of city where you can indulge yourself, it’s small enough to walk everywhere, big enough to offer something to suit just about everyone. And, of course, its a place where the bubbles pop! Stellar Cellars in Reims You can’t go to Reims and not visit a Champagne […]

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Join a brilliant summer weekend wine tour of Gers

Written by on May 9, 2017 in Tours in France, Wine and Drinks
Join a brilliant summer weekend wine tour of Gers

The gorgeous Gers is famous for its stunning landscape but did you know that it’s also one of the best wine making areas of France? It’s not just awesome Armagnac that’s made in this largely unexplored region of France, but also sublime wines. The vines grow alongside fields of bright sunflowers on steep hills, in […]

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Fabulous Food and Wine Tours of Nice

Written by on March 13, 2017 in Gastronomy, Provence-Alpes, Wine and Drinks
Fabulous Food and Wine Tours of Nice

Enjoying the local food where ever you go on a trip to France is part of the adventure, especially in Nice. If you really want to feel the culture of Nice, experiencing it through the food and wine is one of the most fun and memorable ways to get under the skin of this sunny […]

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Irresistible wine tasting in Provence

Written by on March 6, 2017 in Provence-Alpes, Wine and Drinks
Irresistible wine tasting in Provence

You simply have to indulge when you visit the gorgeous sunny south of France. Here, the great gastronomy is perfectly partnered with wonderful wines and wine tasting in Provence especially the area known as the Luberon, is an absolute joy. Vines have grown here since Roman times. The soil and the climate and a whole […]

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Join a stunning wine tour in Provence

Join a stunning wine tour in Provence

In September 2017 a totally unique, utterly wonderful wine tour in Provence will take place and you can join it! It includes a grape stomp, vineyard visits, wine tasting and the most delicious dishes you could ever hope to enjoy… A Wine Tour with a difference This is a wine tour in Provence that’s like […]

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The Sensational Wines of Alsace

Written by on December 12, 2016 in Alsace, Wine and Drinks
The Sensational Wines of Alsace

Alsace in the north east of France has a dual personality. The Alsatian people are resolutely French – though they speak their language with a faint German accent. The beautiful, half-timbered houses that you frequently encounter look as if they were built for a set in a grand German opera or maybe a Walt Disney […]

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Spiced Mulled Pears a la Francais

Written by on November 22, 2016 in Desserts, Wine and Drinks
Spiced Mulled Pears a la Francais

Delicious and simple this spiced mulled pear recipe from France is so easy to make but really pack a wow factor punch. Use a soft and fruity wine, a good but not a robust wine; Bordeaux or Burgundy reds are too strong and will overpower the flavours of the delicate spices and pears. INGREDIENTS: 13 […]

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