french wine

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. 

Take A Closer Look At Languedoc Wines With Pascaline Lepeltier

The Master Sommelier steers us in scenic direction
Oct 8, 2014 1:00 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 2:00 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. 

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