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France unquestionably is the land of wine. Connoisseurs from all over the world come to this country to savour the best vintages or buy new items to their collections; sometimes for unbelievably high prices. Such typically French wines as Bordeaux and Beaujolais Nouveau taste best when sipped on sandy beaches of the French Riviera or in charming little cafes. Once you're in France however, there is one more drink that you must try - the original champagne - especially if you visit the region of Champagne, where this fine sparkling wine is made. Children visiting France will enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or a bottle of Gini, Mecca-Cola or Orangina, popular French soft drinks.

This delicious cocktail is a French version of popular Spanish sangria. It is originally made with red wine and orange liqueur Cointreau. Thanks to apples and oranges it has a wonderful fruity taste and is a great refreshing drink for summer. more
Armagnac is a special kind of brandy made in fashion similar to that of producing Cognac. Unlike the latter, however, Armagnac is distilled in still columns, not in pot stills. This way of production is about 200 years older than the recipe for... more
A young wine of great international popularity, Beaujolais is one of the most celebrated French culinary exports, appreciated by both regular consumers, as well as renowned wine connoisseurs. Belonging to the popular 'vin de primeur' wine category,...
This popular herbal alcohol is believed to be the oldest French liqueur to survive till this day in an unchanged form. Invented in 1510 by Dom Bernardo Vincelli, Benedictine remains one of the most preciously guarded drink recipes in France. A trade... more
Produced in he second largest wine-growing area in the world, Bordeaux is undeniably one of the most popular brands of French wine. It comes in many variations: from the affordable everyday table wine, to the most expensive connoisseur spirits in... more
Burgundy wine is a popular wine that usually comes in two varieties: a red Pinot Noir or a white Chardonnay. There are however also other lesser known kinds of Burgundy wine such as rose and sparkling wine. Each of the Burgundy originated wine falls... more
Chambord Liqueur Royale de France is a renowned drink made in the Loire Valley of France. The earliest mention of Chambord dates back to 1685, when Louis XIV visited Château de Chambord and made a special mark of appreciation for this local... more
Few people realise that officially 'Champagne' is a name reserved exclusively for the French sparking wine produced in the region of Champagne. The origins of Champagne date back to the Medieval Times, when it was mostly produced in churches as the... more
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