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The Young Wine – New Appellation in France

February 1, 2012 / Food & Drinks
new Appellation

Great news for collectors and just lovers of French wines – a new Appellation has appeared on the map of France. And this spring, visitors to the Paris cafes and restaurants will be able to taste the drinks whose label will proudly sound ¬ęCoteaux Bourguignons¬Ľ.

This is a long tradition to relate the taste and aroma of wine to the place where the grapes were grown and where it was produced. Actually, even within the same wine region such important natural factors as, for example, soil and climate can vary considerably.

It is significant that exactly the French introduced the world the concept of “terroir”, uniting all the conditions having an influence on the quality of grapes and, of course, the wine. Also French gave the majority of other wine terms.

Coteaux Bourguignons will replace in the French wine list of AOC (Appelation d’Origine Contr√īl√©e) Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire. This decision has already been approved by the appropriate organization – the National Institute for origin and quality of goods (Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualit√©).

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Wine Festival in Paris

November 22, 2011 / Food & Drinks
Wine

Organisers of the Paris Wine Festival compare this event with the famous music and film festivals.¬†Really, we doubt that dainty French wines have less connoisseurs than box-office Hollywood hits or elite author’s movies.

Le Grand Tasting will be held in Paris for the sixth time and the city became an ideal capital for the Wine Festival.

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The unique wine cellar is opened in Paris

October 5, 2011 / Food & Drinks
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The best wines¬†of France samplings¬†with an opportunity¬†to buy¬†your favorite¬†sorts, wine¬†cruises, master classes¬†with¬†well-known¬†sommeliers¬†–¬†this is¬†only a part of the exciting¬†program¬†offered in the¬†recently¬†opened¬†Paris¬†wine cellar¬†‚ÄúO Ch√Ęteau‚ÄĚ.

Exactly¬†here¬†–¬†on¬†rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau¬†– you should¬†come¬†for¬†the truth, which the ancient¬†wise men¬†categorically¬†advised¬†to look for¬†in wine.

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The wine of Burgundy

August 17, 2011 / Travel
Burgundy

The history of The wine of Burgundy.

In ancient times the area of present Burgundy was populated by Celtic tribes, who had been later conquered by the Roman Empire. In the sixth century AD the Germans settled there and founded their own kingdom, which included lands of present Germany, Switzerland, Flanders. As a part of France Burgundy became only in the second half of the fifteenth century.

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Champagne – the legendary home of famous wine

August 12, 2011 / Travel
Champagne

Champagne. In this French province people are occupied with growing of during more than two thousand years. Landscapes of the province are simply delicious ‚Äď hills covered with vineyards, small villages with the domes of ancient churches, admiring of those gives the real pleasure.

In Champagne almost every local resident considers himself a winemaker. And surprisingly, it is true, as the art of winemaking is passed down from generation to generation, and women of Champagne are not inferior to the stronger sex in the production of this noble drink. It is enough to give examples of such legendary figures as Veuve Clicquot or Madame Pommery, who had won fame only after the death of their husbands.

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