STRATEGIC AGREEMENT BETWEEN UNION DES GRANDS CRUS DE BORDEAUX AND VINITALY – Calendars defined for the next four years

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Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux (UGCB) and Vinitaly have signed an agreement to coordinate their events in order to help buyers and media from around the world optimise their attendance at two of the main events in the wine calendar.   Bordeaux – Verona, 25 June 2013 – Well aware of the needs of the … Continue reading

Lifetime achievement award winner 2013 is Alain Ducasse

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Alain Ducasse has pushed the boundaries of excellence in cooking and the dining experience throughout his 30-year career in gastronomy. The Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Diners Club International®, part of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2013, acknowledges not only Ducasse’s reputation for innovative French cuisine but also his indisputable influence over today’s generation of chefs and restaurateurs around … Continue reading

Dining on a Terrace, a Worldwide Experience

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  See on Scoop.it – Food, wine and other pleasures Stunning views, amazing dining experiences and great landscapes: Relais & Châteaux selected a number of outstanding and unique terraces from all over the world. With one terrace overlooking the sea on the island of Capri, another plunging you into invigorating luxuriant green countryside in France … Continue reading

Honey macaroons with special French cream by Pascal Aussignac

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Pascal Aussignac is a Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur. He cooks in and oversees eight award-winning restaurants in London, all of them with a slightly different culinary theme but all of them celebrating the food of France and of his beloved homeland of Gascony. Pascal Aussignac’s flagship restaurant Club Gascon was awarded a Michelin Star in 2002 and … Continue reading

Foie gras lovers scrambling as California ban nears

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Sunday marks a turning point in the culinary calendar of California when a ban enacted nearly eight years ago on foie gras – the gourmet food made from the fattened livers of force-fed ducks and geese – takes effect. In advance of the July 1 date, some businesses have moved out of state and others … Continue reading

Wine glass of tulip-shape: Baccarrat claims it improves the taste of wine

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French glassmaker is hoping to revolutionise the experience of drinking wine with a new design that promises to settle the age-old argument between alcohol and the grape. The tulip-shaped glass, with a wide flat base and a vertical “chimney”, will prevent the alcohol from overpowering the aroma of wine when the glass is swirled, according … Continue reading

Elena Arzak – Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef of 2012

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Elena Arzak, Joint Head Chef at Arzak in San Sebastian, Spain, has been named the Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef, part of the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. Elena is the fourth generation of the Arzak family to head up the restaurantsince it opened in 1897. In … Continue reading

Hôtel Le Bristol Paris

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Hôtel Le Bristol Paris is an exceptional luxury hotel filled with life and culture, which has made service an art. With a large “à la française” garden, true oasis of peace in the city, Hotel Le Bristol is ideally located on the rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, one of Paris’ most distinguished shopping streets. 187 … Continue reading

Fair trade spirits

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Fair trade moves from coffee to spirits with the Fair Trade Spirits Company. FAIR. announces the rise of transparent and sustainable ethics in ultra premium spirits. By associating the best French distillers with local cooperatives in the developing world, FAIR. aims to bring consumers the finest spirits possible produced from Fair Trade ingredients. They believe … Continue reading

Champagne Cuvée Brut by Jean Paul Gaultier

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What do you get when you throw together a luxury couture label and a well known Champagne brand? Designer Champagne, of course! That is what happened when Jean Paul Gaultier created a new bottle for a limited edition of Piper Heidsieck’s Champagne Cuvee Brut. A place like Cannes seems to bring out the best of everything. That would … Continue reading