Posts Tagged ‘France’

Merlot: First taste of 2011 Bordeaux wines from the Right Bank

When I taste wines like this, I’m reminded why we all fell in love with Merlot. Years ago, that is. Before it got stupid, before it got flabby and boring. Bordeaux’s Right Bank wines are the best examples of this. Without getting into detailed tasting notes, I can say that these wines are consistent: tasting […]

Domaine des Grand Devers

Domaine des Grands Devers – a friendly, basic B&B and winery in Haute Provence, France, with a winery run by four brothers of a famous wine-making family. A small and wonderful find on a little lane amidst fields and vineyards.

Eating barrels of Fries-Frites-Chips

2 weeks of non-stop french fries — aka frites aka chips! That’s what I did on my summer vacation in the north of France and the south of England. With salt, with ketchup, with mayonnaise. Because it was during a heatwave, miraculously all the calories evaporated!