Tag Archives: Paris

• Going To Paris? Here Are Top Spots For Craft Beer

Going To Paris? Here Are Top Spots For Craft Beer

Paris is firmly on the craft beer map after years of languishing in sub-par suds. These now-classic addresses are some of the best places to discover what’s brewing in Paris. La Fine Mousse Bar & Restaurant Since pouring its first pint in fall of 2012, Paris’s original craft beer bar has gone on to open […]

• Charlie Hebdo Cartoonists Remembered for Outrageous Wine Labels

Charlie Hebdo Cartoonists Remembered for Outrageous Wine Labels

This past week, the words “Je suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie”) have traveled the world in sympathy with the victims of the deadly jihadist terrorist attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, for which Al Qaeda in Yemen is now claiming responsibility. Among the slain were five of France’s most celebrated cartoonists. Three of them […]

• Chivas Brothers to triple production at Glenlivet Distillery

Chivas Brothers to triple production at Glenlivet Distillery

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whiskey and premium gin unit of France-based Pernod Ricard, is planning to triple production capacity at its Glenlivet Distillery. The company had applied to the Cairngorms National Park Authority for permission to build new facilities and upgrade existing facilities at Glenlivet site near Ballindalloch on Speyside. Work under the proposed expansion […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” at Bagatelle for a rather exciting Sunday brunch

“a woman walks into a bar…” at Bagatelle for a rather exciting Sunday brunch

I lead a quiet life. I live in the hills where the most annoying noise is a cricket choir. When I get dressed up, I change my t-shirt and pants to…a t-shirt and pants. When I go out to Sunday brunch, a bunch of bleary-eyed hipsters whose low-level energy can barely make it to pass […]

• Wine was one of the best investments of the 20th Century

Wine was one of the best investments of the 20th Century

Making 10% returns a year…by buying more wine. Wine was one of the best investments of the 20th Century according to a recent study, and returns are accelerating – but how do you actually invest in it and is it a realistic option? We take a look. Savings rates are pitiful and the idea of […]

• The Secret Origins of the Bloody Mary

The Secret Origins of the Bloody Mary

From Prohibition, Paris, and something called a “Bucket of Blood,” to Hemingway, and your hangover. When you think of the few “classic” cocktails that bartenders even know how to make anymore, none has a more storied past than the Bloody Mary, this year celebrating its 80th birthday. In fact, if it weren’t for the 18th […]

• Buyer beware. Fake wine now accounts for 20% of market

Buyer beware. Fake wine now accounts for 20% of market

Fake wines now account for 20% of global wine sales according to unofficial industry estimates. The claim was published last Friday in regional French newspaper Sud Ouest and refers to value sales, linked predominantly to top Bordeaux and Burgundy. Last week, magistrates in Bordeaux sentenced Armenian immigrant Armand Aramian to four months in prison for […]

• It’s Happy Grenache Day Today! A Guide To Help You Celebrate

It’s Happy Grenache Day Today! A Guide To Help You Celebrate

Today is International Grenache Day, which is designed to raise the recognition for what is widely believed to be an underrated grape variety. Set up by the Grenache Association the goal of today is to increase awareness of this widely-planted grape, which, it says, is the “most adaptable food-pairing wine in the world.” Grenache Association […]

• Get Out Your Euros. French Government To Auction Cellar

Get Out Your Euros. French Government To Auction Cellar

The French government is to auction off part of its cellar as the state seeks to raise funds to battle the national debt. Over 1,000 bottles will be auctioned by Drouot in Paris on the 30 and 31 May, with Bordeaux and Burgundy being the main attraction. The sale is expected to realise €250,000. A […]

• Nooooo…Wine levels worldwide shrinking to 37-year low

Nooooo…Wine levels worldwide shrinking to 37-year low

Tough climate conditions that have pummeled mega-producers France and Italy will cause global wine production to shrivel 6.1% this year, a trade group says. Uncooperative weather has damaged grapes worldwide, causing global wine production to shrivel 6.1% to its lowest point since 1975, according to a Paris trade group. Between dwindling vineyard space and tough […]

• World Travelers Alert: Five of the Best Whisky Bars in the World

World Travelers Alert: Five of the Best Whisky Bars in the World

A new app for whisky lovers pinpoints the best places to drink a dram across the globe. Whisky Magazine’s Great Whisky Bars of the World 2012 app displays locations of its top-rated whisky bars on world maps, ensuring that wherever your travels take you you’re never far from the next whisky bar. Here are our […]

• Is the secret to great wine under the sea?

Is the secret to great wine under the sea?

Does the sea hold the secret to truly great wines? To find out a trio of French wine lovers — a vineyard manager, a barrel maker and an oyster farmer — teamed up to test the myth, above and below water. “I had heard a bunch of stories about wines ageing at sea,” Bruno Lemoine, […]

• Shipwrecked Champagne to be auctioned

Shipwrecked Champagne to be auctioned

Champagne that has spent 170 years in a shipwreck on the Baltic seabed will go on sale in Paris in June. After an international invitation to tender, the government of the Åland Islands chose to entrust the auction of 11 bottles of Champagne to French auction house, Artcurial Briest–Poulain–F.Tajan. In total, 162 bottles (79 of […]

• Au Revoir, Hemingway Bar…for a while

Au Revoir, Hemingway Bar…for a while

As the famed Parisian watering hole shutters its doors, we talk to its soon-to-be sought after bartender-host before last call. Over the past 18 years, Colin Field has made the Hemingway Bar of the Ritz Paris the city’s pre-eminent watering hole. More than a bartender, Mr. Field is a host with a knack for sparking […]

• Precious old booze collection up for sale

Precious old booze collection up for sale

THOUSANDS of bottles of rare cognac and other drink have been put on sale yesterday by a Dutch collector. Some bottles date back to the French Revolution, and the collection is expected to reap several million dollars. Describing it as the “largest collection of old liquors in the world”, a spokesman for Breda publisher Bay […]