Posts Tagged ‘ Wine Finds ’

Wine of the Week: J. Lohr Riesling

December 10, 2010
Wine of the Week: J. Lohr Riesling

It’s a funny thing how a theme will suddenly start to crop up in your life. I’ve been asking people about wine trends this week and getting a lot of answers with the word “riesling” in them. And, then, in my grocery store’s wine aisle yesterday I heard a couple discussing what wine they...
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Wine of the Week: Woodbridge Brut Sparkling

December 3, 2010
Wine of the Week: Woodbridge Brut Sparkling

It’s the holidays once again which means, at least according to the lady magazine I read in the dentist’s waiting room yesterday, that it’s time to buy that special sequined tank/skirt/sexy sandal that will “carry you through your whirlwind of social events.” Except my whirlwind of social events consists of going to Child One’s “Winter Concert”...
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Wine of the Week: 2009 La Vieille Ferme White

November 19, 2010
Wine of the Week: 2009 La Vieille Ferme White

Starting a new feature here that I, and my wallet, hope will become a fixture _ wines I come across that are good and not too expensive. This week I picked up a magnum of 2009 La Vieille Ferme white from the Rhone Valley in France for about $13. The price was right, that’s $7.50 a...
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Travels in France

Lovely Languedoc

  I don’t think six weeks is a long time to take to put together a slideshow on my visit to the Languedoc, do...
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Carcassonne: A Fairy Tale City

The ancient walled city of Carcasonne had me before hello. Just driving up to the fantastically fairy-tale expanse of walls, turrets and towers was...
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Languedoc dogs

Look out, winery dogs of Napa Valley. Yes, I know you’re cute and featured in all sorts of books and articles, but let me...
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Swept away by cassoulet

Ever get annoyed by people who go to the South of France and proceed to rave over the victuals? Well bite me, because today...
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Top 5 differences between hiking in Berkeley and the South of France

Somewhere between the vegetable gazpacho and the duck confit, I realized my hike in La Clape, part of the Languedoc wine region of France,...
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Party like a paparazzi at the Cannes Film Festival

Two things are vital if you want to chase stars at the Cannes Film Festival. First, you need to know a clued-in and friendly...
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