When Covid-19 Stole Their Smell, These Experts Lost Much More

French perfumers, sommeliers and winemakers with coronavirus infections are sometimes deprived of a crucial tool: their high-performing noses.

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Chenin Blanc From Three Places

It’s an underrated white grape that flourishes in the Loire Valley and very few other places.

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Among Sparkling Wines, the Other Half Lives Pretty Well

Consumers focus on Champagne, but in the bubbly universe many stars offer distinctive and delicious versions of their own.

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Renaissance Meets ’80s Rock Chicks at Chanel

Kristen Stewart performed audience of one as the French brand held its Métiers d’Art show in a chateau in the Loire. It was no laughing matter.

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France Thought It Could Reverse Globalization, but It’s Still Bleeding Jobs

The government is encouraging more factories, but C.E.O.s say labor costs in the country remain high.

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Sparkling Wines, Even if 2020 Hasn’t Earned Them

Every wine region makes them. Here are three different versions, made in different places from different grapes, each with its own festive message.

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12 Summer Sparkling Wines, Because Who Needs a Reason

Beyond Champagne, excellent bubbly now comes from all over in a diversity of styles. You don’t require a special occasion to enjoy them.

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