It was the Romans who brought vines to Bordeaux. Then look what happened, writes Paul Byrnes.
At an 18th-century chateau, Leisa Tyler raises a glass of grand cru to the history and harvest of Bordeaux.
Brian Turner discovers mediaeval treasures, pithy dictums and mischevious desire on a tour of the world's great libraries.
Visiting a goose farm in Dordogne can make or break your enjoyment of the dish, writes Ewen Bell.
Great life experiences in far-flung destinations are in reach like never before, writes Belinda Jackson.