Get drunk!

Get drunk!

One should always be drunk. Everything is there: it is the only question. In order to avoid the terrible burden of Time, leaning on your shoulders and bowing you to the ground, you must get drunk without respite. But with what? Wine, poetry, virtue, take your pick; but get drunk. And if sometimes, on the […]


COUNTERFEIT: France and China sign a letter of intention.

COUNTERFEIT: France and China sign a letter of intention.

On the 23rd of April, following a communiqué, the secretary of state for external commerce has announced China’s and France’s will to lead the battle against wine and liquor counterfeits. The level of counterfeited bottles took on overwhelming proportions these last few years due to an increase in the demand for fine wines. According to […]


PRIVILEGED SUMMER

PRIVILEGED SUMMER

For the majority of the peoples, summer is synonymous with holidays, in other words relaxing, pleasures and serenity. Forget the stress, the return to being idle, sports, reading, traveling, and a return to the source. Therefore, summer is a privileged moment for us to take the time for thought on the different catalogs of life […]


The best olive oils in the world…

The best olive oils in the world…

And the winner is… Lets avoid stereotypes, and let’s be reasonable, at least as close as possible to real flavors that are in accordance with each other’s tastes. We all have a “world champion” but lets remain realistic. There are oils that are above all others, incredible, excellent, mind blowing and as usual for all […]


THE AUDE REGION HIT BY HAIL.

THE AUDE REGION HIT BY HAIL.

After the Burgundy area a few weeks back (see the article: Burgundy wine growers fight against hail), it’s the Aude’s turn to be pelted by hail on Sunday the 6th of July. It is estimated that some 15 000 hectares (37 000 acres) of vines where hit, in the space of fifteen minutes, by violent […]


THE CABERNET FRANC

THE CABERNET FRANC

The Cabernet Franc is one of the oldest vine varieties in the south west of France. It is the ancestor of the Cabernet, notably that of the Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s probably originated from the north of the Aquitaine area introduced along the Loire valley by Cardinal Richelieu. Extremely well acclimatized in the Anjou and Saumur […]


2013: An exceptional vintage in the Languedoc Roussillon region

2013: An exceptional vintage in the Languedoc Roussillon region

This has not been the case for all the regions, but for Languedoc Roussillon area, the 2013 vintage is announced as being “exceptional”. Be it quality or quantity, the Languedoc Roussillon region, is probably the only French region able to meet the export market needs. This region is composed of 38 designation of origin labels […]


Why does one clink glasses before drinking?

Why does one clink glasses before drinking?

It’s probably something you’ve never thought about in the first place; why do we clink glasses as a toast? It’s a habit that we all have, without really knowing its origins. Everything started in the 16th and 17th centuries. In those days poisoning each other was a regular pass time within a certain class of […]