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 […]
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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 […]
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 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.
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!