Author: Dominique Mataillet

Liberté, Égalité, Beaujolais
According to Roland Barthes, wine is the French nation’s “totem-drink.” It is the equivalent of tea in Britain and beer in Germany. […]
In 1921, René Maran, a Martinican writer far from the Parisian literary world, shook up the cultural scene by winning the prestigious Prix Goncourt, […]
According to legend, the iconic Parisian tower’s capital “A” shape is an homage to Adrienne, Gustave Eiffel’s teenage sweetheart. But is this really true? […]
Wine Talk
Woody, structured, full-bodied… More than 1,000 terms are used to describe wine! Here is a (very small) sample to get you started ahead of […]
French Spirit
Kentucky and Scotland may be whiskey countries, but the French also produce premium blended whiskeys and single malts. And output is increasing every year. […]

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