french wine

Winemakers Bug Out About Pesticides, Palm Springs Gets Brooklyn Tacos, Juice Redux

Some cool stories from the day in food news
Mar 3, 2015 3:30 pm

Welcome to the afternoon roundup! If it happened in food today, it's news to us. Here are a few stories that have caught our attention.

Sommelier Travel Survey: 6 Wine Pros Talk Crazy Trips, Bucket-List Destinations

Three simple questions. A whole lot of answers.
Feb 12, 2015 11:00 am

At Food Republic, we're always on the hunt for the next great wine destination. Recently we spoke with these six sommeliers and wine directors from New York and Los Angeles restaurants about their last great wine trip, as well as their fantasy travel wish list. Predictably, their answers were as diverse as they were ambitious.

33-Year-Old Winemaker Thomas Pico Is The Future Of Natural Wine In Chablis

Here's the story behind his rise to culty fame
Dec 12, 2014 1:00 pm

The narrow cobblestone streets of the small town of Chablis, its quiet vineyards set upon rolling hills, seem from a more aristocratic and traditional time long-past. Even the fonts on a bottle of wine made by Raveneau or Dauvissat — two of Chablis’ most esteemed producers — denote ornateness and formality.

Beyond Burgundy: 7 Other French Wine Regions You Need To Know

Alsace, Jura and Corsica offer exciting vintages
Dec 10, 2014 1:00 pm

We all know Bordeaux, Burgundy and Beaujolais. But there’s more to France than its most famous appellations. Here are seven other French wine regions you should get familiar with.

In Grenache We Trust: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rap Music And Really Old Vines

It's fun to say, better to drink (aged)
Dec 9, 2014 2:00 pm

Châteauneuf-du-Pape brings two things to mind: Very old things and New York City chef Justin Warner’s rap game. An explanation is needed. Plenty of wine knowledge, and a Beastie Boys reference, in this special report.

Breaking Down Burgundy: Terroir, Classifications, How To Spot The Good Stuff

A guide to France's most-famous appellations
Dec 8, 2014 1:00 pm

While it takes much time to become a Burgundy expert, it is possible to learn a lot about the region through a short visit. On a recent trip there, while touring up and down what’s known as the “Côte d’Or” that includes the Côte de Nuits (known for Pinot Noir) and the Côte de Beaune (known for Chardonnay), writer Rachel Signer toured the appellations to find out a few things.

Why Can't American Wine Get Any Respect, Even In America?

A boozy New World explorer confronts Old World bias
Nov 12, 2014 1:00 pm

Amid his ongoing quest to chronicle America's most underrated off-the-beaten-path wineries, our traveling correspondent Dan Dunn stops for a sip — OK, several — in New York, where he meets with some renowned sommeliers to discuss a sticky issue: how U.S. wine stacks up against the French stuff. You can probably guess how that contest played out.

5 Star Winemakers Of Languedoc-Roussillon

Two pros compare notes on southern French wines
Oct 8, 2014 1:00 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. 


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