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Like Wine? You Gotta Try the Beaujolais Nouveau! Posted by on Nov 26, 2017

It’s November, and for those of us in the States, the 4th Thursday of the month means expressing our gratitude by stuffing ourselves senseless with turkey and lining up to go shopping at 4am the next morning. In France, though, it is the 3rd Thursday that’s a big deal. Unlike the US’s special November Thursday…

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France’s Wine Regions and Terroir Posted by on Mar 2, 2015

One of the best (and most fun!) ways of getting to know France is through learning about its terroirs. Terroir is a French loanword in English that you might already be familiar with — especially if you are an oenophile — that loosely translates to a “sense of place”. In other words, terroir is the special characteristics of a particular…

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