Join Pascale Bernasse, Co Founder of French Wine Explorers, and I as we take your questions on traveling to France in 2021. Let’s explore the wine regions, Paris, and countryside of France together.
Pascale Bernasse and Tricia Conover, DIpWSET will be taking your wine and travel questions this Thursday, January 28 from 5-9 PM Central. Just drop in at any time.. My French Wine Explorers tours in 2016 included touring and tastings in Top Chateaux of Bordeaux, tasting all the Grand Cru wines of Burgundy, visiting Paris landmarks, and touring Top Champagne houses and Grower’s Champagne wineries near Reims. Pascale can answer your 2021 travel questions.
Welcome to Wine Wanderings. Kicking off our Thursday Thread in a moment.
Has the pandemic hurt or helped the French wine industry?
Do All French think their wines are the best? Spain has great wines too but are the French arrogant about their wine industry?
Phillip, Will you be traveling to France later this year? If so, where would you want to go?
We'll be live until 9 PM CT.
For anyone joining in, please feel free to go to any thread of discussion or start your own questions.
If someone had never been to France, Where would you suggest they go first?
Pascale, Tell everyone about your firm, French Wine Explorers.
I just had a Right bank wine last night. A Grand Cru from St. Emilion - blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Fabulous. Tannins were extremely smooth and ripe. Roses and raspberry aromas.
Derek, It can seem that way sometimes, but I would say they are more confidant about the wines vs. arrogant. Pascale, your thoughts?
Alsace is wonderful. There is a very cute town Riquewihr that they used for a model for the movie Beauty and the Beast. So charming. The wine is special too, as it is a dryer area of France and has more normally German varietals.
Just curious, Pascale, is there any part of France you have not been? What are your favorites?
Pascale and I are looking forward to taking your questions Thursday from 5-9 PM CT.
I just received a bottle of Meursault to try from wine.com. It was recommended on our last Thursday Thread. Phillip, was it you that made the recommendation?
Good evening, everyone!
Pascale, on your wine tours, do you spend some time in Saint-Émilion? That's such a wonderful town for the wine & food & the views.
I have heard that wine in France is cheaper then here in the states. True or not? Also, what percentage of the French do not drink wine or spirits? Less than here, right? Why would a French person not drink at all? Cost? Religion?
Looking forward to taking questions😀!