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Beaujolais Nouveau: The Story of France’s Youngest Wine

November 16th, 2017

If red wine is best enjoyed aged, and always served at room temperature, then Beaujolais Nouveau is the ultimate exception to the rules, and a highly celebrated exception at that! At one minute past midnight, on the third Thursday of November, the wine world erupts in a frenzy to distribute, serve and ultimately enjoy a... Read more »

Gougeres Recipe: Cheese Puffs from Burgundy

July 15th, 2017

Do you enjoy having friends over for drinks but never know what hors d’oeuvres to serve? We thought we’d share a Gougeres recipe, one of our favorite French pastries, that will surely be a hit. It’s simple to prepare, delicious and (at least for us) is a lovely reminder of days spent biking through the... Read more »

Cultural Discovery on Fall Vacations

July 31st, 2015

We feel that the only way to fully experience a country that you’re visiting is by cultural discovery, not through the window of a tour bus or with a large group. The best way to do that is to engage with locals and learn about their history, cuisine, crafts and even goods they produce like... Read more »

Discover France on an Active Tour with VBT

January 8th, 2015

An active vacation with VBT to France is an amazing, all-encompassing experience.  Along with world-class biking routes, you’ll also stay in unique accommodations, taste local wines, enjoy delectable French cuisine and visit a variety of historical sites and attractions. We thought we’d tell you a little more about some of the regions that VBT has... Read more »

Recipe: Gaston Gerard Chicken from Burgundy

January 7th, 2015

The story behind this traditional Burgundian dish begins with its namesake. Well, actually, his wife. In 1930 the Mayor of Dijon, Gaston Gerard, was entertaining the gastronomic writer, Maurice Sailland (aka Curnonsky), when his wife decided to cook chicken for their guest. The lore states that she accidentally tipped over a bottle of mustard, which... Read more »

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