Valentines Day Wines for Your Special Someone

William S. Shepard, Wine Editor | Monday, Feb 10th 2020
Valentine's Day wines
It’s not too late for considering Valentines Day wines. What makes the wine “special,” though, is not just the wine itself. Also bear in mind the person with whom it is shared, and occasions you have enjoyed together. Those shared associations will be more meaningful than a pricey wine bought off the shelf just before Valentine’s ...

Northern Rhone Wines That Will Make You Happy

William S. Shepard, Wine Editor | Thursday, Jan 30th 2020
Northern Rhone
Northern Rhone Wines That Will Make You Happy I’ve noted to students in my wine tasting courses, many wine regions have produced finer wines over recent years; thus, transforming what is available on the market. That particularly holds true in France. Quality conscious producers are making better wines in many regions. This allows ...

Pascale Bernasse Celebrates 20 Years in the Travel Industry

French Wine Explorers | Tuesday, Jan 21st 2020
Pascale Bernasse 20 yrs
Twenty years ago, Pascale Bernasse fulfilled a lifelong dream and began a career in the travel industry. Today, that dream remains a reality for her as the co-owner and President of French Wine Explorers.  Bernasse started working in the travel industry in 2000 after leaving a corporate career that had left her uninspired. Taking a ...

Bordeaux Wine and Cheese Pairings Guaranteed to Please!

William S. Shepard, Wine Editor | Wednesday, Jan 8th 2020
wine and cheese pairings
Bordeaux Wine and Cheese Pairings Have you planned a dinner party around the wine and cheese pairings? You could take it one step further and plan it around the wine and cheese pairings. Here are four suggestions for Bordeaux wine and cheese that are easy to replicate. Why not try something new and informal? Showcase […]

Are There Any Sugar Free, Natural Wines?

French Wine Explorers | Thursday, Dec 12th 2019
natural wines
Are There Any Sugar Free, Natural Wines? As a wine tour operator, I am always on the lookout for great wines, great values, and great stories behind the wines. But I’m a difficult client. I prefer wines with a lower alcohol content (around 12- 13%), I want to know how the wine’s produced, and a […]
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