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The Definitive Guide to Bordeaux

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...
The Definitive Guide to Burgundy

The Definitive Guide to Burgundy

To truly understand fine wine, you must study the classic regions. And at the top of that list is Burgundy (Bourgogne in French). With around 2,000 years of wine history, Burgundy sets the benchmark for the purest expressions of the region’s star...
5 Study Tips To Help You Pass The French Wine Scholar Exam

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....
French Wine Scholar: Part Deux

French Wine Scholar: Part Deux

From the editor: A month into the French Wine Scholar program, Stephen Sherrill continues chronicling his experiences in class. If you missed his first post, find it here. Otherwise, journey on. – Jonathan Cristaldi What It’s Like to be a French Wine Scholar (Part...
Origins of French Wine Law

Origins of French Wine Law

Pliny the Elder, a Roman author and commentator, mentions the presence of vineyards in Bordeaux as far back as 77 B.C. It would be roughly 400 more years until the poet Ausonius (for which Chateau Ausone is named), would cite the popular rise of wines from...

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