Time Is The Essence – Bordeaux

Time. Time in a bottle. What is great wine but time in a bottle?  Continue reading

Bordeaux River Wine Cruise on Luxury Barge, Le Tango

Bordeaux, France  by Paige Donner Barge cruising is a thing here in Europe. In France, it is a niche luxury market and caters to people who prize relaxation during their vacations, but who still want to explore small French villages, … Continue reading

Alain Passard’s Vegetable Garden Party

by Paige Donner (All photos © 2019) Ever wondered what the (not ‘a’, but ‘the’) famous French chef’s vegetable gardens look like? You know the chef I mean, the one whose 3-Michelin starred Parisian all-vegetable restaurant became world-famous precisely because … Continue reading

Episode 44: Paris Restaurants, Le CBD Café Cookbook & Wines of The World by Barrère Capdeville

by Paige Donner Today’s episode of Paris GOODfood+wine from this early February springtime in Paris is all about restaurants and wines…and a brand new Cookbook!  Click HERE to LISTEN The first segment features a longtime colleague of mine named Heidi … Continue reading

Summer 2018 Bucket List France: Château Gaillard Amboise & Abbaye de Royaumont

by Paige Donner Summer is a time for exploring the beautiful towns and villages of France. Many head south for the warmer months but there are sufficient treasures to be found in the North of France as well, many not … 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

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

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