December 2016

Pauillac, the home of several of the world’s most famous wines, is an inauspicious small village in the Médoc. Pauillac’s land area, a little less than 8.8 square miles, is highly […]

Pomerol is a tiny village on the Right Bank of Bordeaux, with less than three square miles of area, and a population of less than 1,000. This miniscule area’s wines […]

Ever since its inception, St-Émilion has been producing wines of an unusual stamp. While arguably not as famous, and definitely not as expensive, as those of fellow Right Bank appellation Pomerol, the wines […]

While it is no longer as famous as the Médoc, Graves is one of the two mainstay wine areas of the Left Bank. The region was reinvented when the area home to […]

The Médoc has had a long history of making very full-bodied red wines with high tannins, low acidity, and medium to high alcohol levels: in other words, the classic Bordeaux […]

Due to its many beautiful palaces and buildings, amazing green landscapes, impressive rock quarries, and scenic beaches, the Provence region is a major tourist attraction. Provence’s history runs concurrently with […]

The Jura is an important French mountainous region that borders on Switzerland in the east and Burgundy in the west. The winemaking traditions have been derived from those of both […]

In our coverage of Chardonnay in Burgundy, there is one final outpost. In the far south of the Burgundy region, practically on the southern border, lie the Mâconnais villages. The […]