Category Archives: Wine for all & all for wine

Because wine deserves its own category, don’t you think?

Beyond Venice: Bordeaux to Bourgogne

Plasir Bordeaux Bonjour!

Here’s a all-too-quickly assembled slideshow turned video from an all-too-quick trip across France, taking advantage of the excellent fares from Venice to Bordeaux, and Nancy back to Venice, with all the France I could manage in between. The goal (OK, the excuse) was testing out Paris resident and travel writer Alison Culliford’s content for the upcoming France: Instructions for Use (it was only a matter of time…and the right writer, of course).

Côtes de Beaune

It has been decades since I was in France for more than a CDG layover, how happy I am that it finds itself so close to my adopted home, with so many affordable ways to visit. I think it’s one of the few places I could consider going with “certain” Italian friends, where I’d feel confident they wouldn’t complain about the food. The bread. The wine. The cheese, ohmygoodness the cheese…

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Glass, cork. Glass cork?

I’m unexpectedly captivated by the oddest things.

Img 1058 We we had the pleasure to dine recently at Vini da Gigio, and to accompany dinner, co-owner Paolo brought us a Blauburgunder Pinot Nero (that’s what Blauburgunder means in German, I’m told). He didn’t open it with his usual panache, i.e., with his preferred cavatappi, though. He couldn’t, because the stopper was made of glass.

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