Pessac-Léognan is an ancient and reputable French wine-growing region that lies along the left bank of the Garonne River, just outside of the city of Bordeaux. This, the oldest wine region in Bordeaux, is characterized by its temperate, calm micro-climate and gravely soil that together produce exceedingly delicious red and white wines.
Ossau-Iraty Cheese (PDO)
Ossau Iraty is the proud product of the French Basque Country and the nearby Béarn region in southwestern France. It is made with the milk of Manech and Basco-Bearnaise ewes, and was granted PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) status, illustrating its quality and excellence by guaranteeing the origin of the milk and the production process, which adheres to specific, traditional methods.
A Famous French Sweet Wine #849 Sauternes is a famous French sweet wine. It is gold-colored and a classic dessert wine. Traditionally, it is consumed chilled and is also served as an apéritif or to accompany foie gras.
The Bayonne Ham (PGI)
The Bayonne ham is a thousand years old tradition from the South West of France. All along the seven steps of that precise transformation a wide range of conditions must be respected to comply with the Bayonne ham specifications.
A Special Hot Pepper: the Piment d’Espelette (PDO)
The Piment d’Espelette is a hot pepper that has been used for five centuries in a region of France called the Basque country. Since 2000 it has been recognize a Protected Designation of Origin and you can buy the Espelette chili fresh, fastened on a rope, or in powder.
A Tasty Brandy from the Southwest of France #596 Armagnac is a brandy from the SouthWest region of France, made from the distillation of dry white wine produced in a specific area. Different types of Armagnac can be produced, depending on the time it spends in the oak barrel. Over time the brandy grows golden, amber or even mahogany in color and develops vanilla, prune, candied fruits, stewed apples and other aroma.
A Special Wine from the West #555 Forty miles north of the city of Bordeaux, the wine growing commune of Pauillac sits on the left bank of the Gironde. The 3000 acres of vineyards in this small town produce some of France’s most expensive bottles of wine.
Pomerol PDO/AOC is a flavorful red wine considered to be among the most reputable of the Bordeaux appellations.