A British-owned gite/B&B near Cognac offering calm and tranquility is to be discovered at Cherac near Cognac (17 Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes) within easy reach of the A10 autoroute north of Bordeaux. Just 11km from Cognac the region offers everything from the obvious attractions of Cognac (and Pineau des Charentes) production to ancient Roman and pre-historic artefacts,
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The Independent (6 September 2008) reports on a legal battle which has been joined over a Whisky which is finished in France, but nevertheless is marketed under the title “Scotch Whisky”. The Bercloux Brewery in the village of Bercloux (17 Charente-Maritime) between Cognac and St Jean d’Angely has a bit of a history of producing
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An opportunity to visit France’s rich heritage of Gardens is offered for the weekend of 29 May – 1 June 2008 with the “Rendezvous des Jardins” (meetings with gardens).
Sponsored by the French Ministry of Culture, more than 2000 private and public parks and gardens across France will be open to the public.
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Maison Deau’s cellars are situated near Gemozac in the Charentes, between the town of Cognac and the sea. This is a long-established family Cognac house, which until recently sold most of its production to one of the major marques in Cognac, but has now decided that it is proud enough of the quality of its
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Visiting French vineyards can be a bit of a lottery – it can be difficult to know what to expect. Some offer a swish tasting room continuously staffed, whilst others are more basic and are staffed by the vigneron or members of the family – and only then when someone arrives and rings the bell
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As seems to be the French custom, we tend to receive New Year greetings from our friends and colleagues in France, rather than Christmas cards. Yesterday greetings arrived from our favourite Loire winemaker – Antoine Leduc at Domaine Leduc-Frouin in Martigné-Briand in Anjou (49 Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire). The card informs us that
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Jasnieres and Coteaux du Loir are lesser known Loire Valley wines – Wine Festival 13-14 May 2006.
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The Loire is famous for its rosé wines, but the classification can hinder more than help.
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