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Voyage into the world of French Wines!

Best wine regions of France – Terroir de French Wines

For a country that produces all kinds of wines, France has 7 regions that mark their own territory when it comes to wine! Wines are classified based on these places and these places make for appellations or label. Let the players...

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French survival phrases

“To have another language is to possess a second soul.” said Charlemagne.

Well, surprise surprise (or no surprises there for the ones who know)… “wee” is “Oui” which is for “yes in French” and “mercy” is actually “merci” and they are just thanking you in French. French phrases could sometimes throw you...

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Leading the world to a change the French way!

Yellow chequer…and the French take the trophy for these inventions!

The French have touched our lives in many ways and in many areas – the way we live, work and play. Knowingly or unknowingly they are a part of our lives. Here’s to acknowledging the most influential inventions, courtesy à la...

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ABC’s of picking a good bottle for a wine newbie

Speed date with wine – The swirl, the sniff and the sip…

You think back to all the times you have seen people sipping on wines in movies, holding it up across the light, swirling it around and speaking in wine lingo and you end up thinking wine is a complicated elixir! Don’t be...

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Party like the French?…14th of July it is!

“Vive le 14 juillet!” or Long live the 14th of July

  Storming of a prison, sparking of the French Revolution…July 14th is celebrated as Fête Nationale “Bastille Day” all over France and by Francophiles all over the world. Stepping back… Built as a medieval fortress on the...

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French etiquette – Day to day do’s and don’ts

The guidelines to avoid a faux pas in the French society.

  “La poiltesse” reigns social behavior amongst French as does formality. The way you act, talk, dress, eat… everything is more formal as compared to American standards. The following tips are handy to avoid being stamped...

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Pardon my French!

Things not to say in French to save yourself from embarassment.

Sometimes in the process of learning a language, we may say something with the right intention and right words only to imply something totally different in the spoken language. French has these pitfalls for new learners as well...

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Do you know how many people speak French in the United States? – Here are the numbers from Facebook

Add me, poke me, like me…The choice is yours. Welcome to Facebook! Finding Friends has never been easier. Some numbers for you to know your chances of finding French friends in your state.

  Francophones are “French-speaking” people. For our survey and calculations we have used the number of people on Facebook who speak French against the total population of the State in consideration as per the census of 2011...

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