Category Archives: Wine

French Vineyards

France is blessed with vineyards across the who country – many regions have outstanding wines. Bordeaux from the Aquitaine, Chablis and Burgundy (from yes Burgundy), Vouvray in the Centre, and Châteauneuf du Pape from the Rhone-Alpes and the list goes on!

Not only is the wine outstanding but the vineyard landscapes are stunning too!

Let’s start with Châteauneuf du Pape from the Rhone-Alpes

Further west are the famous vineyards around the magnificent city of Bordeaux (well worth a visit too)

Let’s move further north into the Loire Valley and visit the Sancerre vineyards

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Wine Tours in France

One of the big influences on lifestyle in France is Wine and Gastronomy.

You may remember Oz Clarke’s and James May’s TV series tour of France. In these videos you will learn about the French regional wines, and “science” of wine-making, and how to enjoy wines – sorry James!

Episode 1 Content in 4 parts – covering Bordeaux and Languedoc-Roussillon, France

[1] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z6kV-…
[2] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqn7AT…
[3] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg4UWK…
[4] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEXSQ2…

Episode 2: South West and Provence, France
– wine and food matching

[1] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD8Dan…
[2] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyWJ69…

Episode 3: The Rhône Valley and Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France
– wine blending

[1] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nEAOW…
[2] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2AWol…

Episode 4:  Alsace and Burgundy, France
– terroir and barrel-making

[1] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2Obdp…
[2] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzmyS_…

Episode 5: Champagne, France
– Champagne production

[1] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kxN1u…
[2] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqdpJx…