Touring France’s Champagne House Cellars

  Every time we hoist a flute of Champagne to our lips, we drink bubbly nectar that comes from only one place in the world—the Champagne region of France. Now only 90 minutes east of Paris by fast train, Champagne makes a marvelous overnight excursion. But you’re better off spending several days in Champagne to do full justice to its miles of arid brown, vine stubble-covered chalky ... Read Full Article

Wine Appreciation in Champagne and Burgundy

Two of Europe’s most popular wine regions – Champagne and Burgundy – have been painted in a new light with Natalie Maclean’s entertaining travelogue, Red, White, and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass. She laments the state of most wine-orientated literature: “When I read about wine, I often get the odd impression that it has no alcohol in it.” Natalie’s first stop in ... Read Full Article

Exploring Champagne and Burgundy in France

  If you want to travel beyond Paris, be sure to consider  the Champagne-Ardenne region and/or Burgundy. These two areas have so much to see and do that you will be very busy. And if you are a lover of champagne or fine wine, you will be in heaven. Champagne-Ardenne When you pop a bottle of "champagne", you can be sure it is produced right here in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France. ... Read Full Article