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Discovering the wines of Bordeaux | Merlot

Merlot wines so often gets pushed aside into the shadows of Cabernet Sauvignon. “Cabernet is King” is commonly the imposing mantra. And with the grand …

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7 Classic French cocktail recipes

There are some things that are such an intrinsically French way of life that just doing them imparts a little joie de vivre to our …

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The best sparkling winemaker in the world

Imagine being a judge in a contest where more than 1000 different sparkling wines from around the world need to be assessed. Each sparkling wine …

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How to choose a French wine that suits your taste

Wine expert Philip Reddaway shares his top tips to help you choose wine that’s just right for you… Standing in the wine aisle of the …

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A Guide to Choosing Your Perfect Wine

For those that aren’t experienced with wine, it can be challenging to choose what to drink. There are so many different options available that it …

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The art of French Apéro Hour

In France the traditional aperitif, called an apéro for short, is a cultural ritual, one of the no. 1 pleasures in life. And it’s a …

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Perfect French Brandy Cocktails for a Cool Yule

Brandy cocktails are perfect for Christmas. If you thought that brandy was just for setting your figgy pudding on fire – think again! A crafted, mellow …

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How to drink Pastis

You can walk into any bar in France and be assured of a familiar sight – a sign or a jug (the type you see …

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Guide to Armagnac – the spirit of Gascony

Armagnac is the most ancient French eau-de-vie. It’s produced in the Gers department, known as Gascony, and is at least 700 years old. However, it’s …

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SomMailer Wine Club | Bringing French Wines to America

We chat to Laurent Yung of SomMailier.com, a French wine club that brings unique, exclusive and difficult to find utterly delicious French wines to America… …

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