french wine

A Down And Dirty Guide To Natural Wines

So much controversy around "des vins naturels"
Mar 25, 2013 4:01 pm

In Paris, the city of wine for lunch and dinner, there is much talk of des vins naturels. There are entire caves and wine bars dedicated to selling these natural wines. But what are they?

8 Online Wine Clubs Worth Subscribing To

Wine to your doorstep. Like, every month.
Dec 13, 2012 3:01 pm

Wine is the gift that keeps on giving — especially when the wine keeps coming all year. A wine club subscription makes the perfect gift for oenophiles and wine novices alike and can boost one’s wine knowledge or just keep your favorite wine lover well stocked. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites.

Thinking Beyond Brandy: 5 Table Wines From Armagnac

Lovely, crisp, white table wines from...Armagnac?
Aug 30, 2012 4:01 pm

Producers in Armagnac are using traditional Armagnac grapes (and a few not so traditional ones) to produce lovely, crisp white table wines that are mouthwatering and refreshingly low in alcohol. This sort of surpised us.

The Wish List: Stylish European Design

Check out the manliest apron we've ever seen & more
Aug 17, 2012 5:01 pm

The Wish List is taking you on a journey of European discovery. Check out some of the coolest young designers from across the Pond. Photos and where to buy, after the jump.

 

Sauternes, The Fine Sweet Wine Of Bordeaux

If the grapes aren’t rotten, they don’t want them
Jun 4, 2012 2:01 pm
Noble Rot

Find out why moldy grapes are a good thing when it comes to Sauternes wine.

Video: Scott Conant Hosts A Chablis Party

His culinary suite hosted a "sensorial dinner"
Jun 1, 2012 9:01 am

Chablis: no longer the yellowish wine in the oversized jug at the supermarket. This misunderstood French varietal — that's right, as in "not Chablis unless that's where it's from" — is making its U.S. resurgance as the haute food-pairing wine it was always meant to be. Check out this classy video for the rest of the story. Scott Conant's in it.

Great GoogaMooga Announces Wine Tent

Because wine is best served in a 120-ft long tent
Apr 12, 2012 11:01 am

This May 19 and 20, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park will be home to an extravagant food, drink and music festival whimsically named: The Great GoogaMooga. With a lineup of 75 impressive food vendors including Roberta’s, Red Rooster, Porchetta and The Spotted Pig.

Top 5: Wines Without Sulfites

Sans soufre is a philosophy gaining steam
Mar 27, 2012 2:01 pm

Winemakers have been adding sulfur to wine for hundreds (and possibly thousands) of years to help prevent it from spoiling. So, why do sulfites sound so scary? Well, they aren’t. You can read more about that here. And here are five bottles worth checking out.

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