Huilerie St. Michel Paris & Menton

(sponsored post) Infused olive oils is the specialty of this Menton-based, family-run olive oil presser. It was founded in 1896 but that hasn’t stopped them from evolving their tastes and products. These are some of its bestsellers. You can pick … Continue reading

Episode 37: GrØnt Danish Food in Paris and Atelier du Saké

by Paige Donner For our wind-down of Season 4 of Paris GOODfood+wine we get green Danish style with Jane Pedersen and her GrØnt grains and smorgasbørd good eats. Of course she pronounces her native Danish words properly so I won’t … Continue reading

Food And The Human Spirit

by Paige Donner Here at Local Food And Wine we love shining the spotlight on our fellow media creators who tell special tales about the sacred and symbiotic relationship between humans and their food. This week’s West Coast Live show … Continue reading

Confiture Parisienne & Vignerons Parisiens

by Paige Donner For a double-whammy on #localfood bliss, stop by Paris’ only urban winery on rue de Turbigo in the 2nd arrondissement, Les Vignerons Parisiens, to pick up the jam that they inspired the ladies behind Confiture Parisiennes to … Continue reading

Cuvées Sakanti Bali & Kilti Haiti Valrhona Chocolat

he cooperative in Bali which produces this cacao was discovered by accident in 2013 by Valrhona’s ‘sourcing expert,’ Julien Desmedt. Sakanti means ‘glittering’ in Balinese Continue reading

Episode 36: 2017 Bordeaux, Chef Sylvestre Wahid & Boneshaker Doughnuts Paris

by Paige Donner Episode 36 Paris GOODfood+wine For our April in Paris Goodfood+wine show, we take you this month to the city’s first freshmade doughnut shop, Boneshaker Doughnuts; we bring you with us on a tête-a-tête with a 3rd generation … Continue reading

Oh For The Pleasure of Wine…

by Paige Donner There’s a new sheriff in town… Or, well that’s what it felt like anyway at the brilliant wine dinner hosted by Oenoteam, a wine consultancy based in Libourne, Bordeaux, France.  The dinner was organized here in Paris … Continue reading

Episode 35: Grand Café Tortoni, Chef Arbalaez & Olivier Giraud

by Paige Donner If there was ever an episode of Paris GOODfood+wine that will make you want to book the next flight to Paris, it’s this one. First up, we have the utterly charming and so very humble, Victoire de … Continue reading

Think Wine: Online Marketing Course for Wineries

by Paige Donner I haven’t taken this course nor do I have a vested interest here, but I must applaud these women’s entrepreneurship for putting this course together and getting it online. The website is here: https://thinkwine.co/p/social-media-for-wineries And the course modules … Continue reading

Château du Rivau, Loire Valley France Day Trip

by Paige Donner Planning a day trip from Paris is always a fun undertaking. Even if the designated day or weekend is still weeks away, just thinking about getting out of the city and into some good countryside fresh air … Continue reading

Episode 34: Marché des Enfants Rouges & Savennières AOC Loire Valley

by Paige Donner For our 34th Episode of Paris GOODfood+wine, we focus on the Marché des Enfants Rouges located in Paris’ Upper Marais as Julie Collas, star of the one-woman show, OMG, She’s Parisienne!, takes us on a walk through … Continue reading

L’Académie du Vin & Willi’s Wine Bar on Paris GOODfood+wine Episode 33

by Paige Donner For our January Paris GOODfood+wine show we’re talking all about wine. This show’s inspiration came from the announcement that Steven Spurrier was resuscitating L’Académie du Vin. So, of course, I reached out to his longtime friend here … Continue reading

Sprouts & Pacifica Feature Caféotheque Paris GOOD food+wine

by Paige Donner If you listen to any of the 200+ public radio stations that are Pacifica Radio Network affiliates in the United States, be sure to catch our Paris GOODfood+wine latest podcast. This week’s featured show on Sprouts is … Continue reading

Holiday Sparkling Cocktail – Crémant de Bordeaux With Tea Infusion

by Paige Donner (sponsored post) Looking to liven up your holiday season party-hosting scene? Try this newest sparkling tea wine cocktail recipe suggested by a savvy mixologist here in Paris… Start with a Crémant de Bordeaux (you can also use … Continue reading

Episode 32: Caféotheque, Caféologie, Terres de Café

by Paige Donner Episode 32 of Paris GOODfood+wine is all about coffee. But not just any coffee – these are two of Paris’ premier specialty coffee roasters and their passion for coffee transcends the everyday ordinary cup o’ joe… Click … Continue reading

French Wines With Soul Château Coutet AOC Barsac and Deux Sauternes

by Paige Donner Christmastime is the perfect time to enjoy a bottle of AOC Barsac, a French appellation devoted to the production of sweet wine, with a distinguishing accent of freshness. Château Coutet is one of the region’s outstanding wine … Continue reading

Pairfection France: Thanksgiving & Costco

by Paige Donner Every year American expats in Paris brace for another Thanksgiving with or without all the fixin’s. The lucky few get to go home for turkey, gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce, and the other lucky few get to … Continue reading

Southwest France Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Wines of Southwest France is delighted to announce it has been named 2017 Wine Region of the Year by the Wine Enthusiast Magazine. This outstanding distinction is given each year as part of the Wine Star Awards to the region … Continue reading

Episode 31: Fat.Paris And People of Its Small Plates & Wine Bars

by Paige Donner The leaves are falling, the clocks have been turned back…Autumn is here in all its colorful beauty with Winter just on the horizon… A poem I saw recently by Toulouse-Lautrec goes something like this: Autumn est le … Continue reading

Dîner Truffe, Vin de Côte du Rhône, Alléno, Paris

Dîner Truffe, Vin de Côte du Rhône, Alléno, Paris €350 par personne. Janvier 14, Pavillon Ledoyen UN MOMENT GASTRONOMIQUE INOUBLIABLE EN 7 SERVICES, AVEC ACCORD METS ET VINS AUX CÔTÉS DES VIGNERONS ​ Élaboré entièrement à base de truffes noires et … Continue reading

Le Domaine Famille Picard – Burgundy

by Paige Donner (photos © 2017) After enjoying a successful career in marketing with Nike, Francine Picard rejoined her family’s Burgundy wine estate the same year that her brother did, too – at the end of the 1990s.  Since 2010 they … Continue reading

Champagnes William Deutz and J. Pierron Leglise

by Paige Donner One bottle of Champagne requires the equivalent of all the fruit from a single vine. Grands Marques & Maisons de Champagnes  A few things these two different champagnes, from very different houses, have in common is that … Continue reading

Caviar Macaron by Petrossian and Pierre Hermé

by Paige Donner Just when you’re starting to think about the Christmas Cakes that will be the upcoming 2017 holiday season’s stars, a little silvery-black treat comes onstage and steals the entire Parisian culinary scene. Enter Stage Left – the … Continue reading

Episode 30: Paris Pigalle Tiki Bar & Author Stephen Clarke

by Paige Donner For our October Show of Paris GOOD food + wine we get the down and dirty of Paris… namely, we hear about the genesis of Paris’ first Tiki Bar, Dirty Dick… Dirty Dick Tiki Bar on Facebook … Continue reading

Episode 29: Perfect Pairings food+wine by Paris GOOD food+wine

by Paige Donner This episode of Paris GOOD food+wine, our season 4 kick-off, is devoted to my very favorite topic, food+wine pairings. When I’m walking my clients through my food+wine pairing seminar, Perfect Pairings food+wine here in Paris, I always … Continue reading

Shop – Local Food And Wine

Welcome to the Local Food And Wine Shop A portion of all sales of these Limited Edition T’s for men, women and children goes to helping feed the hungry in #paris.  Thanks for your support!       Available Sizes … Continue reading

Episode 28 : Branding Out of The Box – Paris GOOD food + wine

by Paige Donner Host-Producer  Paris GOOD food + wine  Looking to inspire the next generation of food+wine entrepreneurs, Paris GOOD food + wine takes a closer look at French and European food + wine companies that began as single-visionary entrepreneurs. … Continue reading

a flask of Chateau Haut-Brion wine

by Paige Donner (all photos copyright 2017 Paige Donner) As Bordeaux’s very first wine château, is it any wonder that Haut-Brion still ranks with such stature in the world’s profile of wines and wine estates? Well, a measured answer would … Continue reading

La Mission Haut-Brion, A Chateau With True Soul

by Paige Donner (all photos copyright 2017) Château La Mission Haut-Brion’s chapel for me sums up the essence of the property. It has been for centuries, and still is, a family home. A home where people have worshipped, where they … Continue reading

Dinner At Château Latour Bordeaux Grand Cru Classé en 1855

Bordeaux, June 18, 2017  by Paige Donner  (all photos copyright 2017) On a hot summer evening in the Médoc’s Pauillac, Bordeaux guests arriving for the 1855 Grands Crus Classés dinner held this year at Château Latour were greeted with a … Continue reading

Parisian Eating Habits – In Numbers

by Paige Donner Ever wondered how Parisians really eat?  A recent study released by the Mayor’s office of Paris breaks it down by the numbers. Here are some interesting stats to chew on. (Sorry! couldn’t resist that one…) 13,800 Restaurants … Continue reading

Episode 27: Chef Mauro Colagreco & Rooftop Urban Paris Gardening on Paris GOOD food + wine

by Paige Donner One of the World’s Best Chefs, Mauro Colagreco,│ and Urban Rooftop Gardening in Paris ©2017 Paige Donner For this episode of Paris GOOD food + wine, we have with us one of the world’s top chefs, namely … Continue reading

Summertime Oscars in Bordeaux

Originally posted on Chérie Du Vin:
by Paige Donner Move over MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America), Bordeaux has once again rolled out its Oscar picks in time for summer. But in good Bordeaux taste, these Oscars have nothing…

Episode 26: Le Cordon Bleu, Paris by Paris GOOD food + wine

by Paige Donner In order to record these interviews for Episode 26 of Paris GOOD food + wine, on a lovely late spring afternoon recently, I took a quick bus ride over to the new Le Cordon Bleu Culinary and … Continue reading

2016 Right Bank Bordeaux’s + Margaux Silky Tannins

by Paige Donner The first question I asked Oenoteam’s Stephane Toutoundji after tasting some 40 of his 2016’s-  primarily from Pomerol and St. Emilion – was, Are these silky tannins yours and your enologists’ influence or is it the signature … Continue reading

La Comtesse of Chateau St. Martin

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Originally posted on Chérie Du Vin:
by Paige Donner Wines by the Comtesse Adeline de Barry of Chateau de St. Martin in France’s Var, Provence. Bubbly:  Bulles de Rosé – the color of pink raspberries you’ll find this sparkling…

Domaine de RocheVille, Loire, France

by Paige Donner Le Page, Le Prince, Le Roi, La Dame et La Favorite – names that evoke pages from French history, a past steeped in aristocracy – Princes, Kings, and favored ladies from the nobility. The Loire Valley was … Continue reading

Patisserie Sebastien Gaudard, Tuileries, Paris

by Paige Donner (all photos © Paige Donner 2017) Paris Food And Wine’s pick of the week. This delightful patisserie and Salon de Tea just next to the Tuileries and across from the Louvre is the perfect place for tea, hot … Continue reading

25: Paris GOOD food + wine – French Oysters and Tea

by Paige Donner Gillardeau Oysters and French Tea Tasting Ahhh yes, it’s March once again and that of course means that spring is just around the corner. For this episode of Paris GOOD food + wine I’m letting you in … Continue reading

Saint Mont AOC Celebrates 60 Years

by Paige Donner Saint Mont is one of France’s newer appellations, created in 1957, but one that harbors some of the world’s oldest known vines of near-extinct grape varietals. photos by Paige Donner copyright 2017    In 2013 Saint Mont’s … Continue reading

Episode 24 Paris GOOD food + wine – Caviar and Romantic Paris Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Host-producer Paige Donner brings you Episode 24 of Paris GOOD food + wine for February 2017. This month we’re celebrating St. Valentine’s here in the City of Love & Light. Valentine’s Day or St. Valentin as they say in French … Continue reading

Episode 23: Air, Water and Well-being Hello 2017 with Love, from Paris GOOD food + wine

Paige Donner, host-producer of Paris GOOD food + wine brings you the January ’17 episode of the program, the first-ever English language radio show and podcast about French food and wine broadcast from Paris. To contact Paige: paigedonner.info In this … Continue reading

Gérard Bertrand Wines – Good With Everything

by Paige Donner Sure, many of them are organic, some are even natural wine. And yes, they consistently offer rich tastes and aromas, balanced with nice acidity where they’re supposed to be. And, OK, the packaging is attractive, easy to … Continue reading

Treats For Fido & Fifi All Natural And Healthy

Of course the holiday season brings lists of gifts. And top on those lists to be found are often the family pet! : ) Made In Pet is a made in the South of France pet treat that is all-natural … Continue reading

A Dozen Christmas Cakes And A Happy Holiday Wish w/Love

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without cakes!  Sooo many delicious cakes!  Follow #Localfoodandwine on Twitter @LocalFoodWine  Paris Food And Wine App is available for iOS and Android. Bordeaux Food & Wine too! @BordeauxFoodVin More Info @ParisFoodWine Instagram @PaigeFoodWine Listen to Paris … Continue reading

Episode 22 Paris GOOD food + wine – The Christmas 2016 Special

by Paige Donner Happy Holidays to you and yours from Paris! If you’re listening to the show from outside France I’d like to share with you some of the sights and sounds and smells that make up the warm and … Continue reading

Three French Wines For Thanksgiving: Fixin, Fat Bastard and Colombelle

Thanksgiving is here and it’s time for feasting. As a nation, we have surely earned it this year with all the election stress. Now it’s time to relax with loved ones over the long weekend and enjoy good food,  home … Continue reading

Episode 21 Paris GOOD food + wine November 2016

Paige Donner, host-producer of Paris GOOD food + wine brings you the November ’16 episode of the program, the first-ever English language radio show and podcast about French food and wine broadcast from Paris. To contact Paige for hosting and … Continue reading

Election Cake – A Cake With A History, A Past And A Delicious Future!

For those of us throwing parties this weekend and into Tuesday for America’s bumfuzzling ’16 Presidential Election, this recipe, lifted off the New England Today food page, ought to set your course straight back to hearth and home (after stopping … Continue reading

Episode 20 Paris GOOD food + wine by Paige Donner host-producer

Paige Donner, Host-Producer of Paris GOOD food + wine brings you Episode 20 in Season 3 of the show available on Soundcloud, iTunes, Stitcher and TuneIn Radio. Also available on the Podcast Channel Network App (iOS and Android). Episode 20 … Continue reading

Leader Price France Autumn Wine Sale

Originally posted on Chérie Du Vin:
by Paige Donner If you missed the Foire Aux Vins at Leader Price or any of the other Casino Géant affiliate chains such as c-Discount or FranPrix these past few weeks here in…

Episode 19 Paris GOOD food + wine with host-producer Paige Donner

Paige Donner host-producer of Paris GOOD food + wine talks with James Beard book award winner Dewey Markham Jr. He is the author of 1855 A History of Bordeaux Classification.   He’s also a long-time expat resident of France who … Continue reading

Episode 18 Paris GOOD food + wine Loire Valley Wines with Paige Donner

Paige Donner, host-producer of Paris GOOD food + wine brings you a special sweet summer ’16 episode of the program, the first-ever English language radio show and podcast about French food and wine broadcast from Paris. In this show we’ll … Continue reading

Cap Ferret-Sand Dunes, Oyster Beds And The Untamed Atlantic Ocean

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Originally posted on Bordeaux Food & Wine:
Far from the snooty reputation it has garnered in the past decade, since celebrities like Marion Cotillard and Philippe Starck have snapped up houses in this sequestered and chic enclave on the French…

Ha(a)itza, Pyla-sur-Mer (Bassin d’Arcachon)

Originally posted on Bordeaux Food & Wine:
THE place to be in Bordeaux this summer is at Ha(a)itza, just by the beach in the Bassin d’Arcachon. More than just a brand new 5* Star, Starck-designed hotel, this is a full-blown…

Marché des Capucins Bordeaux

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Originally posted on Bordeaux Food & Wine:
Summer is of course the best time for fresh stone fruits, melons and vegetables. But any time of year is a great time to visit this covered fresh market, a Bordelais institution. If…

The Côte du Rhône’s Cabaret Burlesque Wine Tasting

Originally posted on Chérie Du Vin:
Paige Donner Côte du Rhône Wine Tasting in Paris on La Nouvelle Seine The French wine region that is home to Châteauneuf du Pape really knows how to host a wine tasting in…

Wine School in Burgundy

Originally posted on Chérie Du Vin:
by Paige Donner Just the mention of Burgundy wines gets most wine lovers’ taste buds salivating and their minds conjuring up those exquisite moments when they’ve tasted these delightful wines. Burgundy wines are…

What’s The Big Deal About 2015 Bordeaux?

Originally posted on Chérie Du Vin:
I’ll tell you what the big deal is – this is clearly a vintage to rival the already-legendary 2010. The Association de Grand Crus Classés de Saint-Emilion held its annual wine tasting yesterday…

Waltzing With Chapoutier’s Mathilda Rosé

Originally posted on Chérie Du Vin:
“There aren’t many other countries, besides France, that make rosé wines…”. This is the surprising fact I was told by Team Chapoutier at their second annual Mathilda Rosé kick-off in Paris. ? So…

Geant Casino Wine Tasting Paris

Originally posted on Chérie Du Vin:
Every Year the Giant Supermarkets in France stage a wine festival in their stores where cases of some of France’s top wines, and also wines yet to be discovered, can be had for…

Episode 17 Paris GOOD food + wine

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on iTunes – Episode 16 Paris GOOD food+wine Paige Donner Host-Producer

by Paige Donner This episode 16 of Paris GOOD food+wine  focuses on Wine Tourism in two of France’s most famous wine regions: Burgundy and Bordeaux. For many people passionate about wine, Burgundy remains the El Dorado of fine wines. And … Continue reading

Corton & Corton-Charlemagne #bourgogneGJB

2016 brought spectacular sunny spring weather throughout the Grands Jours de Bourgogne. Save for the last day, Friday (my 4th straight day of tasting many of the world’s best wines – more strenuous than perhaps it appears).  Lots of people … Continue reading