A holiday treat for Wine Lovers…Lazenne *Wine Luggage* {review & giveaway}

Greetings dear readers and friends.   I’m very happy to report that we have a fantastic giveaway going on today which, truth be told, I’d love to snatch up for myself.  I mean, “wine luggage”, who knew?  I thought most folks, like me, stuffed their cherished bottles of Burgundies, Bordeaux, and Bandols in plastic sacks,…

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It’s Harvest Time in Provence

The wine harvest in Provence is in full-swing and this past weekend we were lucky enough to witness a ceremonial “first-press” in the village of Le Beausett. The village’s annual  Fête de Terroir, which showcases local products from the region, took place on Sunday and included villagers in period costume, folk dancing, and samples of…

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Bandol Wine-Tasting at Domaines Bunan

It’s been a week of rain, rain, and more rain in the South of France.  While we usually manage to escape all sorts of weather calamities, this wave of storms is particularly strong – evacuations, floods, and a classification of alert “orange” for our department (the Var) and 10 others. So while we’re huddled-up at…

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Wine-Tasting in Corsica at Clos Capitoro

If I’d been asked a few years ago to make a list of travel destinations I knew little or nothing about, Corsica would have been quite near the top. There are certainly more exotic places  – China, India, and surely many places in the Pacific Islands – but they seem more “accessible” to the travel…

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Going “Bio” (Organic) in Correns, France

It was a near perfect day as we pulled-up to the small village of Correns deep in the heart of Provence Verte (Green Provence) last Saturday.   We were, in fact, a few degrees away from “perfect” as by 11am temperatures had already reached 35° C on what was one of the hottest days of…

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