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How to make French Crème de menthe

Neon green and more a syrup than the cream the name suggests – crème de menthe is a favourite in France where it was invented …

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The best boutique French wines in the USA

Nothing beats going to a French vineyard and enjoying a tasting, then taking home some delicious French wine to enjoy at leisure. But it’s not …

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Visit Ruinart Reims – the oldest Champagne House in the world

Mark Twain, the great American writer was spot on when he claimed: “too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right”. …

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La Maison Noilly Prat Marseillan, France

La Maison Noilly Prat’s location is superb, next to Étang de Thau, a large lagoon in Marseillan, one of the oldest fishing villages in France. …

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The fascinating tale of Chartreuse liqueur

Legend has it (and who doesn’t love a good legend) that the only people who know the recipe and ingredients for the famous Chartreuse liqueur …

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Guide to Calvados – the drink and the place

Calvados is both a place and a drink. It is a department that lies in the heart of Normandy and includes amongst its many jewels …

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American craft beer finds favour in Paris

An elegant interior of marble fireplaces, ceiling high, gilt-edged mirrors, crystal chandeliers and ornate furniture formed an unlikely backdrop for a beer and food matching …

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Where to drink absinthe in France

My insomnia sparked the whole thing off. I listened to a radio programme in the wee small hours entitled ‘Absinthe Makes the Art Grow Fonder’. …

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The history of absinthe, the once forbidden drink

Banned for almost 100 years, believed to induce madness in those who drank it, absinthe is making a come back. Invented by a French doctor, …

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How to book the perfect Champagne tasting experience in Champagne

Discover the pleasures of the Champagne region and enjoy an effervescent experience Champagne tasting without all the tedious, time consuming searching online. www.champagne-booking.com has done …

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