french wine

5 Star Winemakers Of Languedoc-Roussillon

Two pros compare notes on southern French wines
Oct 8, 2014 2:00 pm

Food Republic's wine writer Chad Walsh teams with Pascaline Lepeltier, the Master Sommelier and somm at Rouge Tomate in NYC, to select five noteworthy wines from southern France's Languedoc-Rousillon region. 

Take A Closer Look At Languedoc Wines With Pascaline Lepeltier

The Master Sommelier steers us in scenic direction
Oct 8, 2014 2:00 pm

You can’t win titles like “Best Sommelier in the Loire Valley” or place runner-up in the national version without an exhaustive knowledge of individual appellations and their seeming endless, often minutely different, rules and specifications. It was no wonder than that Pascaline Lepeltier cinched the Master Sommelier exam here in the US, and I was excited to sit down with her to taste and chat at the Maison de la Région Languedoc-Roussillon. 

Let's Play The Gérard Depardieu Drinking Game!

How to drink wine and champagne all day: ready, go!
Sep 18, 2014 3:00 pm

Somewhere in a universe where people believe the things super-famous actors say about their personal lives, lies this headline: Gérard Depardieu: I Drink 14 Bottles Of Wine A Day And I've Killed Two Lions. That sounds like an awesome universe to play a drinking game. To play the official verison, you'll need 14 bottles per person, so let's round down slightly and go with one case per party. And two stuffed lions. Whoever speaks the most passable French goes first. 

Fall Preview 2014: 6 Things To Look Forward To In The World Of Wine

New in regions, wine bars, retail and auctions
Aug 26, 2014 2:00 pm

Contributor Chad Walsh writes about wine and other beverages frequently for Food Republic, and currently serves as beverage manager for The Dutch in New York City. Here, he digs deep into the wine industry zeitgeist to offer a few things on the horizon this fall — in terms of regions, wine bars, retail and auctions.   

Learn How To Spot Fake Wine, And Other Handy Info For Oenophiles

Panel includes judge from infamous wine-fraud case
Jul 28, 2014 4:00 pm

On Aug. 6, a panel of experts notably including Richard M. Berman, the federal judge currently presiding over the high-profile trial of convicted counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan — will convene in New York City to lay out the facts on wine fraud and other legal issues of interest to oenophiles. Find out how crooks fool you with phony labels and other tricks. More intel this way.

In Burgundy, A Powerful ‘Machine-Gun Hail Storm’ Just Messed Things Up Really Bad

After two bad years, things have gotten a lot worse
Jul 3, 2014 9:00 am

Got a 2010 Burgundy hanging around on your wine rack? Stash it in your cellar and don’t drink it for a few years. Not only was it a terrific vintage, it was one of the last before a wave of powerful storms, three years consecutively, hit vineyards in France’s most-acclaimed wine region. At the latest may have been the worse.

Bordeaux And Biryani: French Winemakers And Indian Chefs Are The Hot New Couple

Here's proof that this pairing has legs
May 14, 2014 3:00 pm

Put down the Kingfisher and take-out chicken tikka masala and listen up: Bordeaux wines are the new pairing for biryanis, curries, elevated takes on street food and more. When master winemakers and world-ranked chefs team up to launch the most famous bottles around in a brand-new consumer market thirsty for fine wine, the impossible suddenly becomes a very good idea.

These Are The 7 Rosés You Should Be Drinking All Spring And Summer

Wines available now, but drinking well for a while
May 7, 2014 1:00 pm

What is it about rosé that is so temporary? Although one or two of the wines featured here are made in a hurry, to be disposed of via picnic basket as soon as possible, some are quite serious, and might be delicious in November, or even next summer — keep an eye out for late season sales and go pink from now until forever!

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