As wonderful as it is there is more to French sparkling wine than just Champagne.
According to wine-making folklore, in 1589, a winemaker accidentally added grape must into a barrel that he thought was empty. In fact it contained eau de vie. The mixture was duly returned to the cellars for fermentation. A few years later, the barrel was retrieved and was found to contain the drink that is now…
Eau de Vie is one of those alcoholic drinks that once tasted you’ll never forget.
A bit of French trivia for you. Can you name the 10 wine producing regions of France? The answers are here.
It’s considered to be the finest in the world. Each year France produces 5,000 tons of olive oil. Here’s everything you need to know about this liquid gold.
What are the types of cognac? How is it made? And is cognac a brandy? All your questions answered.
A luxury and something the top chefs scramble to get hold of. But why are truffles so popular and are pigs really used to hunt them?
Our top five traditional French foods to try and we’ll also give you a starter session in French wine and liqueurs.
Are French oysters the best in the world? Ask any Frenchman or woman and they’d look at you as if you’re crazy to even think they may not be.