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Two hours in Ménerbes

This time last year, I was in Toronto preparing to return to France with my mother in tow.  Even though we’re only a few days into April, much like last year, much of France was blessed with an early spring.  Even Paris had shrugged off her grey coat in favour of sunny skies. D and […]

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Buying Wine for Valentine’s Day

The 2nd Annual Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendents (Wine Expo for Independent Wine Producers) was held this past weekend at the Nice Acropolis Parc des Expositions.  Over 200 independent wine producers from across the country were in attendance. We had checked online to see which, if any, of our favourite wine producers would be […]

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Slowing Down

I’m a simple girl living a simple life.  At least I’m trying but things sometimes get in the way.  Take, for instance, the crazy schedule D and I have been living.  Since leaving Toronto on August 15th D and I have been living out of our suitcases…even while at home.  We’ve spent less than two weeks […]

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FFF – Champagne

Champagne is one of my favourite things to drink.  I would drink champagne with breakfast if it was reasonable to do so.  So, I skip champagne for breakfast.  I do enjoy it for apéro all the way through to dessert. Yes folks, champagne is that versatile and while most North Americans enjoy champagne — or sparkling […]

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Letting fate choose your wine

Accidents of fate.  Destiny. Do you believe in fate? I’m not a fatalist; I believe we are creators of our own destiny.  But, I do wonder at times how much of our destiny we actually create and how much is just…fated. My bout of questioning was inspired by a recent trip to Alsace.  And by a […]

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FFF – Rosé wine

I came.  I saw.  I drank rosé wine.     Ah, rosé — so girly, so youthful.  When I was younger I recall that most of my girlfriends were all agog for White Zinfandel.  It was the wine and the boyfriends would woo their girlfriends with this pale pink, sweet wine from California.  I wasn’t a big fan […]

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