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France’s 4 Best Wine Regions

Listing or naming the “best” anything can be a daunting exercise in subjectivity, and that’s particularly true when it comes to types of wine, wine-producing countries and wine regions. That said, lists are fun, so I’ve decided to go out

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Posted in Wine Region Profiles

The New Sparkling Wine Taking on Champagne

Spain is about to “take on” France in the realm of world-class sparkling wine. France has always taken Champagne-making seriously, and has worked diligently to protect the “Champagne” designation in the global wine marketplace. As a result, with rare exceptions,

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Posted in Wine Buzz, Wine in the Glass

My Favorite Wine Can Be Described in 3 Letters: GSM

I have liked many wines in my time. These are wines that I uncork regularly to enjoy with a meal or to share with friends over a deep (or not-so-deep) conversation. There also are wines that I like A LOT

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An Inn and a Restaurant for French Wine Lovers

Because so much of wine’s history is linked to France, that country will always hold a special place in the hearts of wine lovers. Today, I’d like to tell you about a French inn that’s attracting foodies from around the

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Summertime Wine Essential: Combo Wine Rack and Carrier

The ZEbag is a designer wine-carrying bag that’s a versatile companion for weekend breaks, boat trips or picnics. It also can provide a stylish gift presentation when offering wine to friends. Originally designed in France, the ZEbag has been described

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Getting to Know the Wine Styles of Alsace

Alsace is one of France’s most unusual and exciting wine regions. Although it is not as well known and traveled as Bordeaux, Burgundy or Champagne, it is equally capable of producing majestic wines. Culturally, Alsace is as much German as

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5 Fascinating Facts About French Wine

The French are amazingly resilient people, an assertion underscored in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris last November. I happened to be covering an important global bowling tournament, the QubicaAMF World Cup in Las Vegas, for Bowlers Journal

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5 Fascinating Facts About Bordeaux

There is no more famous wine region than Bordeaux, which is located in southwestern France. Entire books have been written on the region and its estates, but a blog is no place for a book. So, for today, we’ll share

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The ‘Dawn of a Beautiful Vintage’ in Bordeaux

Those of us who have been in the wine industry for a while and “courted” by the wine estates of Bordeaux are amused by the seemingly annual claims about “vintage of the century” potential.” Simply by definition, every year can’t

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Start Planning Now! 3 Great Getaways for Wine Lovers

I decided to stay home over the Labor Day weekend. Yes, it would have been nice to get away, but I decided that not having to deal with huge traffic jams could be considered a vacation in itself. Staying home

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