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Long Overdue Trip to the Fronton Vineyards

Hands up if you’ve heard of the Fronton vignoble. If you don’t live here, you probably haven’t come across it, like us before we moved to France. It’s a very small wine-growing area, and only a limited proportion of the … Continue reading

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Facts – and Fantasies – about French Wine

Today was cold, damp, miserable and unpleasant. So let’s forget the weather and le ras-le-bol fiscal (discontent about taxes). Instead, let’s warm ourselves in front of the fire with a glass – or two – of one of France’s best-loved … Continue reading

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Wine Blight: How the French Wine Industry was almost Wiped Out

France is peppered with wayside crosses. Some are modest and plain, fashioned out of a single lump of stone with perhaps a roughly incised date. Others are more elaborate, featuring carvings and inscriptions, in stone or iron. Some were erected … Continue reading

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French Wine Fairs

Before I start on a subject close to my heart, I want to check if my subscribers are having problems getting either to my blog in general or to specific posts. One reader has had a problem which I hope … Continue reading

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Wine is bottled poetry

  Wine. One of the reasons we Brits come to France, either on holiday or to live. The title of this post is a quotation from Robert Louis Stevenson (I wish I could say I had thought it up). He … Continue reading

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Black wine and secret gardens in Cahors

We recently went on an excursion to Cahors, medieval capital of the Quercy Region and now Préfecture of the Lot Département. Friends Kate and Nigel have a house near Cahors and came with us to point out some of the … Continue reading

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Eat well in France – 10 top tips

Although noted for its cuisine, you don’t always eat well in France. A writer’s lot in France provides 10 top tips for enjoying a restaurant meal. Continue reading

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Walnut wine – vin de noix

Try making walnut wine, a regional drink from southwest France, where walnut trees abound, suggests A writer’s lot in France. Continue reading

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