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Poitou-Charentes
Cognac: Holding Court
Since 1869
Olivier Maillard | Apr 11, 2014
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

Atlantic France’s most famous beverage is probably Cognac, the strong but smooth spirit endorsed by Napoleon Bonaparte hims more...

Madrid
Insider’s Guide: Madrid Restaurants
Nancy Towns | Jan 29, 2014
Eat + Drink | Insider's Guide

In the first of our three-part Insider's Guide to Madrid, we recommend a few of our favourite Madrid restaurants where you ca more...

Reykjavik
Insider’s Guide: Reykjavik Restaurants
Orsolya Kako | Jan 28, 2014
See + Do | Insider's Guide

Trip Designer Orsolya Kako continues our three-part Insider's Guide to Reykjavik with a few of the city's coolest restaurants more...

Reykjavik
Insider’s Guide: Reykjavik Hotels
Orsolya Kako | Jan 27, 2014
See + Do | Insider's Guide

In the first of our three-part Insider's Guide to Reykjavik, Trip Designer Orsolya Kako reveals a few of her favourite Reykja more...

Tokyo
Insider’s Guide: Tokyo Restaurants
Orsolya Kako | Dec 3, 2013
Eat + Drink | Resto

In our latest installment of "Where to Eat" Trip Designer Orsolya Kako offers a few a few of her favourite Tokyo restaurants more...

Rioja
Where to Eat: San Sebastian Restaurants
B&R Staff | Nov 5, 2013
Eat + Drink | Resto

In the latest installment of our Where to Eat series, we recommend a few of our favourite San Sebastian restaurants. more...

Burgundy
Where to Eat: Beaune Restaurants
B&R Staff | Oct 25, 2013
Eat + Drink | Resto

A varied and distinguished contingent of Beaune restaurants make the local fare served on a plate almost as enjoyable as that more...

Champagne
Vines 101: Champagne
Olivier Maillard | Sep 18, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

Let's start with that most basic of questions: what makes Champagne Champagne? more...

Rioja
Pintxos, the Tapas of the Basque Country
Dave Bowden | Sep 11, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

As a general rule, we don't often advocate eating a food whose name derives from the words "thorn" or "spike." But when stari more...

Bordeaux
Vines 102: Bordeaux Wine Continued
Olivier Maillard | Sep 11, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

Like some crus, some wine regions are so grand that a proper explanation can't be restrained to a single blog post. more...

Sonoma
The Patrimonial Passion
of A. Rafanelli
Kathy Stewart | Sep 10, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

An Italian immigrant, Alberto Rafanelli first founded A. Rafanelli Winery in the early 1900s. more...

Provence
Provence Olive Oil
Dave Bowden | Sep 10, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

The Greeks believed that the cultivation of the olive tree was the hallmark of a civilized society, and they may have been on more...

Argentina
Empanada Recipe
Tyler Dillon | Sep 5, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

Empanadas can be found across much of Latin America, but we tend to favour this recipe for beef empanadas from our friends in more...

Ireland
Killary Fjord Shellfish
Dave Bowden | Sep 5, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

Gazing out at Killary Harbour, two thoughts immediately spring to mind. "Wow, this is gorgeous" is usually the first one, fol more...

Austria
Gruner Veltliner: Crown Prince of Austrian Wine
Lewis Evans | Sep 4, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

If Riesling is the Habsburgs, Grüner stands Austria’s Crown Prince. The heir apparent, the people’s favourite, lurking b more...

Galapagos Islands
Ceviche: Mysterious Origins, Diverse Flavour
Tyler Dillon | Aug 28, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

The mysterious origin of ceviche has been the source of heated debate and family blow-ups around the dinner table for years. more...

Austria
How to Order a Vienna Coffee
B&R Staff | Aug 28, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

Simply asking for a cup of coffee in Vienna won’t get you too far— the Viennese are exceedingly particular about how they more...

Vietnam
Mi Quang: The Holy Grail of Asian Noodle Dishes
Tyler Dillon | Aug 27, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

Just south of Danang, if you follow the famed China Beach to the small waterway town of Hoi An, you'll find the holy grail of more...

Myanmar
Mohinga, Myanmar’s National Dish
Dave Bowden | Aug 27, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

It's hard to go hungry while walking the streets of Yangon or Mandalay. Assuming you don't mind fish soup, that is. more...

Austria
Vines 101: Austrian Wine from
the Wachau Region
B&R Staff | Aug 23, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

Asutria's Wachau wine region not only boasts more than 1,000 winegrowers—its landscapes hold such beauty, they rank among U more...

Argentina
Mate: Argentina’s
New World Tea
Dave Bowden | Aug 23, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

More than a drink, it's a tradition, as important to Argentina as mint tea is to Morocco and wine is to Burgundy. more...

Iceland
Hakarl and Brennivin:
An Acquired Taste
Dave Bowden | Aug 20, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

To Anthony Bourdain it's "the single worst, most disgusting and terrible tasting thing." But in Iceland, it's a quintessentia more...

Normandy
Calvados and Cider:
Norman Traditions
B&R Staff | Aug 19, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

An apple brandy from Basse-Normandie (Lower Normandy), no Norman dinner is complete without Calvados as a digestif. more...

Amalfi Coast
Limoncello: Authentically Amalfitano
Dave Bowden | Aug 19, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

A tart, refreshing and infinitely satisfying after-dinner liquer, limoncello provides the perfect end to a hot Amalfi day. more...

Veneto
Vines 101: Veneto Wine
B&R Staff | Jul 30, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

The Veneto wine region has developed a reputation for experimenting with more modern means of production, sometimes at the ex more...

France
French Wine Class:
The AOC and Crus
B&R Staff | Jul 25, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

While a wine's flavour can be quite complex, its origins shouldn't be. In France, various classification systems exist to inf more...

Veneto
Where to Eat: Verona Restaurants
Georgia Yuill | Jul 9, 2013
Eat + Drink | Resto

When it comes to gastronomy, there's no denying that a host of Verona restaurants have helped the city earn its moniker, "the more...

Veneto
Tortellini di Valeggio,
The Knot of Love
Dave Bowden | Jun 24, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

Every third Tuesday in June, a 600-metre-long table is set up on the Visconti bridge in Valeggio and some 3,500 guests deligh more...

Japan
Chanoyu: A Profound Influence
B&R Staff | May 22, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

Of all the art forms that Japan adopted from China, chanoyu or tea ceremony, had the most profound influence. more...

Loire Valley
Recipes from the Road:
Tarte Tatin
B&R Staff | May 3, 2013
Eat + Drink | Recipes

As they didn’t have an oven, the Tatin sisters had to cook this classic French apple tart on a stove. more...

Loire Valley
Cuisine 101: Loire Valley Cuisine
Olivier Maillard | May 3, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

Known as "the garden of France" and famous for its gastronomy and douceur (mildness), the cuisine of the Loire Valley has muc more...

Loire Valley
Vines 101: Loire Valley Wine
Olivier Maillard | Apr 25, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

Wine has always been part of life here; Henri IV is reputed to have said of a Loire wine... more...

Chile
Matetic Estate: An Unlikely Journey
Lewis Evans | Apr 12, 2013
See + Do | Hotels

It is doubtful that even great-great-grandfather Matetic could have imagined his family's future success. more...

Bangkok
Insider’s Guide to Bangkok
Tyler Dillon | Apr 4, 2013
See + Do | Insider's Guides

Trip Designer and Slow Road columnist Tyler Dillon provides a B&R-inspired guide to Bangkok. more...

Piemonte
Barolo, The King of Wines
Marya Valli | Apr 3, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

“The King of Wines and the Wine of Kings” isn’t just a brilliant 18th-century marketing tagline. more...

South Africa
A Chat with Chef Bruce Robertson
Brad Crockett | Mar 28, 2013
Experts + Insiders | Our Friends

A staple of South Africa's culinary scene, chef Bruce Robertson has both learned from and cooked for the best. more...

Piemonte
Piemonte Cuisine 101
Marya Valli | Mar 27, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

Well known as arguably Italy's best wine region, Piemonte's gastronomic pleasures equal its oenological offerings. more...

Piemonte
Vines 101: Piemonte Wine
Marya Valli | Mar 25, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

Piemonte produces the best red wines in all of Italy, along with excellent white wines and dessert wines. Many are registered more...

Morocco
In Morocco, Mint Tea
Means Time
Olivier Maillard | Mar 20, 2013
Experts + Insiders | Columnists

Mint tea is the cement of Moroccan society. You drink mint tea to calm down, to chill, to take time, to relax, to look at the more...

Peru
Chef Q&A:
Brisa Deneumostier
Tyler Dillon | Mar 19, 2013
Experts + Insiders | Our Friends

When Brisa Deneumostier's parents named her after the wind (Brisa means breeze in Spanish), they chose a moniker as prescient more...

Puglia
Recipes from the Road: Orecchiette Recipe
B&R Staff | Mar 18, 2013
Eat + Drink | Recipes

The absolute favourite pasta dish of the Pugliese, orecchiette comes from the cucina povera tradition. more...

Italy
Where to Eat: Milan Restaurants
Georgia Yuill | Mar 18, 2013
Eat + Drink | Resto

Some cities simply offer too much delicious fare to fit into a single Insider's Guide. more...

Burgundy
Immersion Kit: Burgundy
Olivier Maillard | Mar 15, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Immersion Kit

Allow us to shed some light on a few of our favourite places and give you a head start for getting in deep. more...

Milan
Insider’s Guide to Milan
Georgia Yuill | Mar 15, 2013
See + Do | Insider's Guides

Let Trip Designer and Slow Road columnist Georgia Yuill be your local guide in her hometown, Milan more...

Scandinavia
The New Nordic Cuisine
Dave Bowden | Mar 12, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

When chefs Claus Meyer and René Redzepi launched Noma in Copenhagen, they not only opened a restaurant, they... more...

France
French Wine Pairing:
Dessert & Cheese
B&R Staff | Mar 7, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

Matching wine with food is a science and an art in France. Here are some tips for dessert and cheeses. more...

France
French Wine Pairing: Main Course
B&R Staff | Mar 6, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

Matching wine with food is a science and an art in France. Here are some guidelines to get you started with your main course. more...

France
French Wine Pairing:
First Course
B&R Staff | Feb 28, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

Matching wine with food is a science and an art in France. Here are some guidelines to get you started with your first course more...

Rome
Insider’s Guide to Rome
Georgia Yuill | Feb 28, 2013
See + Do | Insider's Guides

Trip Designer and Slow Road columnist Georgia Yuill provides a B&R-inspired guide to Rome. more...

Puglia
Vines 101: Puglia Wine
B&R Staff | Feb 27, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

Very few people know that Puglia produces more wine than any other region in Italy. more...

Burgundy
Vines 102: More
Burgundy Wine
Olivier Maillard | Feb 27, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

We continue our introduction to Burgundy wines with a primer on the Premier and Grand Cru appellations. more...

Puglia
Puglia Cuisine 101
Nathan Lane | Feb 25, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

Between fresh groves of olive, almond and citrus and fruits of the sea, Puglia offers healthy and delicious regional specialt more...

Tuscany
Vines 101: Chianti Wine
Georgia Yuill | Feb 25, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

In this ongoing series, we pull back the curtain on some of our favourite wine regions in the world and explore their oenolog more...

Tuscany
Tuscany Cuisine 101
Georgia Yuill | Feb 21, 2013
Eat + Drink | Cuisine

In our Cuisine 101 series, we introduce you to a few of our taste buds’ favourite regions. more...

Paris
Insider’s Guide to Paris
B&R Staff | Feb 17, 2013
See + Do | Insider's Guides

Our seasoned trip planners compiled a B&R-inspired list of things to see and do in Paris that you won’t find in a travel gu more...

Argentina
Insider’s Guide to
Buenos Aires
B&R Staff | Feb 17, 2013
See + Do | Insider's Guides

Our seasoned trip planners compiled a list of B&R-inspired things to see and do in Buenos Aires that you won’t find in a tr more...

Cape Town
Where to Eat: Cape Town Restaurants
Dave Bowden | Feb 15, 2013
Eat + Drink | Resto

Lauren Foulds-Vallee of B&R's South Africa design team reveals her favourite Cape Town restaurants. more...

Burgundy
Vines 101: Burgundy Wine
Olivier Maillard | Feb 10, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

An introduction to one of the world's foremost wine regions, and the home to Butterfield & Robinson more...

Puglia
Where to Eat: Brindisi Restaurants
B&R Staff | Jan 26, 2013
Eat + Drink | Resto

You can’t really call yourself a cultural adventurer if you don’t embrace the local food and drink. Here, we recommend a more...

Tuscany
Immersion Kit: Tuscany
B&R Staff | Jan 18, 2013
Essentials + Advice | Immersion Kit

Few other regions have contributed as much to our modern-day conception of Italy as Tuscany. more...

Tuscany
Where to Eat: Siena Restaurants
Georgia Yuill | Jan 15, 2013
Eat + Drink | Resto

For those looking for a little less risk (and a little more risotto) while on the road, we've collected a few of our favourit more...

South Africa
Vines 101: South Africa Wine
Brad Crockett | Jan 15, 2013
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

Here we pull back the curtain on some of our favourite wine regions in the world. more...

Burgundy
Burgundy: Fine Wine and So Much More
B&R Staff | Nov 8, 2012
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

Wine may be the lifeblood of Burgundy, but the appeal of one of the world's top wine regions runs even deeper than its vines. more...

Japan
In Sake, a Taste for Adventure
Katie Marshall | Oct 2, 2012
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

Sake rice wine elicits a feeling from the Japanese akin to the enthusiasm Scotch elicits from the Scots and wine elicits more...

Dolomites
Mahatma Wines:
The Pearl of La Perla
Marya Valli | Aug 17, 2012
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

In a gorgeous valley among the enchanted Dolomite mountains, the Costa family welcomes guests to its hotel, La Perla. more...

Rioja
Recipes from the Road: The Perfect Sangria
B&R Staff | May 23, 2012
Eat + Drink | Recipes

There is nothing quite as rewarding as sitting back with a tall, refreshing glass of Spanish Sangria after a long day of biki more...

Around the World
How to Taste Wine
B&R Staff | May 2, 2012
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

We know firsthand that when you're sipping some of the world's best vintages, you want to look the part. That's why we've com more...

Provence
A Chat With Chef Christophe Renaud
Olivier Maillard | Apr 4, 2012
Experts + Insiders | Our Friends

B&R Trip Planner Olivier Maillard enjoyed an opportunity to sit down with chef Christophe Renaud to get a taste of what feeds more...

Piemonte
Sticky Fingers, Fat Bunches
Marya Valli | Oct 15, 2011
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

With a later summer lingering into October, the Nebbiolo grapes ripened early this year. Add a rare weekend-long gap between more...

Burgundy
A Family Affair At Domaine Aleth Girardin
Olivier Maillard | Aug 29, 2011
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

Aleth Girardin, owner of Le Domaine Aleth Girardin, wants to keep the tradition of the harvest in Burgundy alive. more...

Bordeaux/Burgundy
Bordeaux vs Burgundy
B&R Staff | May 30, 2011
Eat + Drink | Vines & Wines

B&R experts, Burgundophile David Butterfield and on-site Bordeaux aficionado Dylan Roche, contrast the subtleties of their re more...

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Vines 101: Bordeaux Wine

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Wines have been made and shipped from Bordeaux for nearly 1,000 years, and vines have been planted here since Roman times. more ...


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