Articles by Shelley Cartland


The Definitive Guide to Bordeaux

by Shelley Cartland Bordeaux is perhaps the most recognized wine region in the world and France’s number one producer of premium wines. And while Bordeaux is known all over the world as the veritable epicenter of quality wine production, it is also one of the most intimidating and confusing wine regions, particularly for anyone who …

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5 Tips To Pass French Wine Scholar

5 Study Tips To Help You Pass The French Wine Scholar Exam

Why would anyone go through the agony of studying and sitting for an exam in French wine? The answer is quite simple: knowing French wine, culture, and history means that you possess one of the greatest foundations of wine knowledge, period. Is it intimidating? Yes. Is passing the French Wine Scholar exam achievable? Definitely! By …

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Adventures in Alsace

Adventures in Alsace

Cover Image: The village of Niedermorschwihr. Photo Credit: Wines of Alsace. by Shelley Cartland Before my multi-country solo wine tour, my answer to “What is your favorite wine?” was always: “French, anything French.” But to be honest, I only truly knew the most popular red wines from the largest regions. So, while I began my …

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