• Meet the Winemaker: Château Le Rey

    Meet the Winemaker: Château Le Rey

    Date: 22-05-2024
    Jean-Christophe Meyrou is the head winemaker and owner of Château Le Rey in Sainte Colombe, which he bought in association with Peter Kwok and Philippe Lambrecht in 2014. The estate forms part of the Vignobles K group, with several other Chateaux under Jean-Christophe’s control. Read More...
  • Magret du Canard à la Cerise: A taste of Bordeaux

    Magret du Canard à la Cerise: A taste of Bordeaux

    Date: 10-05-2024
    Try our Chef's recipe for wine jus aux cerise. Serve over seared duck breast, duck fat roasted potatoes and sauteed seasonal vegetables. Read More...
  • Meet the Winemaker: Mas de Daumas Gassac

    Meet the Winemaker: Mas de Daumas Gassac

    Date: 23-04-2024
    Samuel Guibert is the owner and head winemaker of Mas de Daumas Gassac, home to some of Languedoc's most iconic wines. Born and raised on the Gassac estate, he has spent 25 years working with and evolving the Daumas Gassac we know today, reminding the world that exceptional wines can and do come from this underrated region. Read More...
  • Lotte à la Sètoise: A recipe at the heart of Southern France

    Lotte à la Sètoise: A recipe at the heart of Southern France

    Date: 17-04-2024
    a Mediterranean fish stew that captures the essence of coastal living with its rich flavours and aromatic broth. Tender fish and vegetables simmer in a fragrant sauce, elevated by a creamy aioli topping… Read More...
  • Meet Pascal Marchand

    Meet Pascal Marchand

    Date: 21-03-2024
    Native Quebecois Pascal Marchand seeks to express terroir like the Burgundian he has become over the last three decades, while also embodying his New World roots, where bon sens, hard work and forward-thinking foster change. Read More...
  • Ogereau, one of our beloved Anjou producer

    Ogereau, one of our beloved Anjou producer

    Date: 22-02-2024
    Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Anjou, this family-owned estate boasts a legacy spanning generations, rooted in a profound understanding of the region's terroir and a passion for crafting exceptional wines. Read More...
  • Loire Valley, a region of castles and iconic wines

    Loire Valley, a region of castles and iconic wines

    Date: 08-02-2024
    The Loire Valley is a treasure trove of culinary delights, with its vineyards producing some of the world's finest wines and its dairies crafting award winning cheeses. Read More...
  • Le Grand Verdus, a tsunami in the Entre-deux-mers

    Le Grand Verdus, a tsunami in the Entre-deux-mers

    Date: 23-01-2024
    Le Grand Verdus, one of our beloved producers, is featured on the renown newspaper Les Echos - Wine edition. Read More...
  • Discover Osco: Your Gateway to Artisanal, Non-Alcoholic Elegance

    Discover Osco: Your Gateway to Artisanal, Non-Alcoholic Elegance

    Date: 14-12-2023
    At the heart of Osco lies verjuice, a gem from French gastronomic history, resurrected to elevate your aperitif moments. Read More...
  • JC and Will's rugby World Cup journey in France 2023

    JC and Will's rugby World Cup journey in France 2023

    Date: 12-09-2023
    JC and Will are visiting France for the next 3 weeks - On their to do list: Rugby and wine! They will be going to a few regions, different vineyards and wine producers, and of course, cheering on Les Bleus all the way! Read More...
  • Organic & Biodynamic Alsace

    Organic & Biodynamic Alsace

    Date: 04-09-2023
    Some of the most exciting wines in the world now come from vineyards that are worked biodynamically, and many of them can be found in Alsace.  Read More...
  • Perfect Apéro Checklist for Beginners

    Perfect Apéro Checklist for Beginners

    Date: 11-07-2023
    Want to host your first French Apéro but don't know where to start? Check out our perfect checklist! Read More...
  • Raclette: Melted Cheese Magic from the Heart of France

    Raclette: Melted Cheese Magic from the Heart of France

    Date: 21-06-2023
    The French like to savor raclette during the cozy winter months when the chilly weather beckons for a comforting meal. Fire up the raclette grill, raise a glass of wine and celebrate your cheesy dreams! Read More...
  • Unlock Absinthe's mysteries

    Unlock Absinthe's mysteries

    Date: 15-06-2023
    Absinthe: Taste the forbidden myth. We love Absinthe. Yet, this herbal drink is one of the world’s most misunderstood spirits.  Read More...
  • The Tasting, French Film Festival movie

    The Tasting, French Film Festival movie

    Date: 25-05-2023
    The French Film Festival and Maison Vauron present “The Tasting” Read More...
  • 7 MORE REASONS TO STAY INDOORS

    7 MORE REASONS TO STAY INDOORS

    Date: 31-01-2023
    Seven carefully curated cocktails combining some of our favourite French spirits and liqueurs. Pick up your ingredients and recipe booklet from our shop and discover your signature drink for 2023. Read More...
  • Tour de France 2022

    Tour de France 2022

    At the moment the Jersey Standings are: Read More...
  • JC is back in France! Day 15 & 16

    JC is back in France! Day 15 & 16

    Date: 28-06-2022
    Prior to heading towards the Armagnac region, we had a meeting in one of the prettiest properties in the Graves (Bordeaux) region – Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte.  As Di has never been here before, we had the full visit before the tasting with Yann ... Read More...
  • JC is back in France! Day 13 & 14

    JC is back in France! Day 13 & 14

    Date: 24-06-2022
    We were up bright and early Saturday as we had a very long drive in front of us from Ampuis, through St Etienne, my home town (sadly we didn’t have the time to stop and give my two sisters a’ bise‘), over the Massif Central to Bordeaux. What a magnificent drive on a nearly deserted motorway.  Read More...
  • JC is back in France! Day 12

    JC is back in France! Day 12

    Date: 23-06-2022
    We started the day heading north up the Rhône Valley towards Ampuis (the home of Cote-Rôtie) to visit the family run Domaine Gerin. Read More...
  • JC is back in France! Day 11

    JC is back in France! Day 11

    Date: 22-06-2022
    Not sure how - but we have 6 tastings today! Read More...
  • JC is back in France! Day 10

    JC is back in France! Day 10

    Date: 17-06-2022
    As the rain steadily worsened we met with the entire family at Domaine Chantemerle - we are lucky to have secured good volumes of both the 2020 and 2021 vintages which is very welcome news! The wines classic Chablis.  Read More...
  • JC is back in France! Day 9

    JC is back in France! Day 9

    Date: 15-06-2022
    Five tastings today! - Joblot (Givry) - Jacqueson (Rully) - Ponsot (Rully) - Raveneau (Chablis) - Malandes (Chablis) Read More...
  • JC is back in France! Day 8

    JC is back in France! Day 8

    Date: 14-06-2022
    As in New Zealand, today (Monday) is a public holiday meaning that we had a quieter day, but we still managed to track down a couple of producers happy to meet with us. Read More...
  • JC is back in France! Day 6 & 7

    JC is back in France! Day 6 & 7

    Date: 13-06-2022
    Saturday AM we’re off with our friends to visit at Domaine Rolet. Cedric Ducote, in charge of this historical domaine, gave us first a tour of their 14th century cellar located under the town of Arbois – A magical place where barrels and barrels of Vin Jaune are ageing for no less than six years. Read More...