Posts Tagged ‘France’

3 Ways to Extend Summer in your Glass: Part 2, the Cocktail

When the warmth of the sun banishes autumn’s cool air, and the evening is just beginning, here is the second of three suggestions on what to pour into your glass to extend the feel of summer. The day I got a bottle of G’Vine Floraison gin I took it to a cocktail party and my […]

3 Ways to Extend Summer in your Glass: Part 1, The Aperitif

While the golden light of autumn slants through the trees, we are reluctant to give up the warmth and relaxation of the summer. So here is the first of three suggestions on what to pour into your glass to extend the feel of summer. The Golden Aperitif: 2010 Jean de Lillet Moving toward golden autumn […]

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.