Tag: France

Armagnac – An Excellent Brandy from France.
Spirits

Armagnac – An Excellent Brandy from France.

In southwestern France hosts serve foie gras, duck confit, and wild mushrooms and pour Armagnac. This potent spirit is distilled using colombard, ugni blanc (aka trebbiano in Italy), folle blanche, and Baco 22 A. (Baco 22 will be uprooted soon, and plays no significant role), using old-fashioned stills, which some […]

Midi – France's Southwest Corner.
Wine

Midi – France's Southwest Corner.

Midi is a huge stretch of land hugging the Mediterranean shore of France and contains more vineyard acreage than Australia. It is sunny, enjoys an old history of wine culture, has many food specialties, and now wineries that emulate to surpass New World wine producing countries by producing fruit-forward wines […]

Spirits of France.
Spirits

Spirits of France.

Generally French like red wine with their meals, as well ad on its own. White wine, they say, are for weak and inconsequential people. When it comes to spirits, northern French are well known for their Calvados (apple brandy), the southerners for their Cognac, and Alsatians for their fruit brandies. […]

Crepe – France’s Gift to Street Food.
Food

Crepe – France’s Gift to Street Food.

Crepe In Paris, the most ubiquitous food is crepe. Almost every downtown café offers crepes. Some are sprinkled with powdered sugar, or stuffed with seafood or meat. Crepes are very thin pancakes and their versatility have contributed to their popularity both in France and elsewhere in the world, particularly in […]

Savoie – France’s Prominent Alpine Wine Region.
Wine

Savoie – France’s Prominent Alpine Wine Region.

Savoie Most consumers in other parts of the world hardly ever see a bottle of Savoie wine since the majority of the production is consumed by tourists from Switzerland, Germany, Benelux states, Scandinavia and locals. This mountainous region south and west of Geneva has less than 1700 hectares of vineyards. […]

Provence – France’s Most Desirable Vacation Region.
Travel

Provence – France’s Most Desirable Vacation Region.

Provence Provence, located on teh Mediterranean coast adjacent to Italy has been inhabited since Palaeolithic times (2 ½ million – 10 000 BC) mostly because of its mild climate and fertile soil. Archaeologists discovered Neolithic sites (a.k.a New Stone Age starts 9500 and comes to an end 7500 years later) […]