Wine Madness

May 12, 2009 | By Richard Hesse | What's New Eat & Drink

WINE MADNESS Wine madnessThe Revue du Vin de France is organizing its annual binge drinking weekend in the Palais Brogniart (the former Paris Bourse), May 16-17, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Métro Bourse – don’t drive). All the wine regions are represented, … Read More

Slow Wine

April 28, 2009 | By Paris Update | What's New Eat & Drink

SLOW WINE Today’s Paris daily Libération (April 29) has a double-page spread (no less!) by Olivier Bertrand on a growing trend to replace tractors with plow horses to work the rows in French vineyards. The horses do less damage to … Read More

Champagne for Blondes

April 28, 2009 | By Paris Update | What's New Eat & Drink

CHAMPAGNE FOR BLONDES The British press reports today on a revolutionary new closure for champagne bottles developed by Alcan (inventors of the screw-top closure for wine) and pioneered in the impregnable bastion of French tradition by Carole Duval Leroy, head … Read More

Dame de Canton

March 4, 2009 | By Paris Update | What's New Eat & Drink

PIRATE A LADY AGAIN It may look ancient, but the authentic Chinese junk moored near the Bibliothèque François Mitterrand was built only 30 years ago by two Frenchman who then sailed it around the world for 15 years. In 1995, … Read More

La Bellevilloise

June 12, 2007 | By Richard Hesse | What's New Eat & Drink

Ceci N’est Pas un Restaurant The terrace is a great spot – for a drink. My dining companion was nearly beside herself when I suggested dining at a brasserie on a warm Sunday evening. She wanted al fresco dining and … Read More