Beaujolais Nouveau Day

At midnight tonight, the third Thursday of November, France celebrates their annual tradition...the uncorking of the new Beaujolais Nouveau wine and the beginning of "Beaujolais Nouveau Day." Beaujolais Nouveau (pronunciation) is a red wine made from the Gamay grapes, first planted by the Romans in the Beaujolais Province south of the Burgundy region/north of Lyon. [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:57-06:00Categories: Wine|Tags: , , |

Journey of Provence: Conclusion

On our 8 day journey, we barely scratched the surface of everything Provence has to offer. You could spend a year and still have more to explore. Its charm, sunshine, scents of lavender, colorful country-sides of grape and olives, beautiful landscapes and mountains have made it a favorite holiday spot for thousands of years. I'd [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:57-06:00Categories: Travel|Tags: , |

Journey of Provence: The Coast

The Côte d'Azur is France's famous beach resort coast running from St-Tropez through the French Riviera to the Italian border. The French Riviera is definitely a trip worth making ... home to Nice (Old City and port), Monte Carlo (Casino and opulence), and Cannes (luxury and world renowned film festivals) ... but my favorite spot [...]

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Journey of Provence: The Wine

The wines of Provence's 6 regions could take you months and years to cover so what a great place to explore!  During our 8 day Journey we covered 4 key AOCs (Appellation d'Origine Controlée, France's wine classification system). Côtes-du-Rhône These wines have a longer history than any other French wine dating back to the Romans [...]

2019-03-20T13:58:57-06:00Categories: Travel, Wine|Tags: , , |
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