Drinking Dubonnet

Dubonnet was my Mom's drink of choice when I was in high school and college. She seemed so sophisticated to me. I had no idea what Dubonnet was and had no idea how to drink it. Apparently, I am the only one who didn't know about this drink because legions of people have been drinking... Continue Reading →

Happy Bastille Day!

I have been fortunate enough to celebrate La Fête Nationale Francaise – Le Quatorze Juillet, a holiday marking the anniversary of the fall on July 14, 1789 of the Bastille, in Paris on a number of occasions. As readers of this blog know, I was a Francophile in my early life and majored in French... Continue Reading →

Thank You Linda Lawry

I read the news today that Linda Lawry, DWS, CWE,CSS of International Wine Center fame has retired. Linda was a marvelous professor when I was studying for my Diploma in Wines & Spiritus. Funny and incredibly knowledgeable, she brooked no silly comments. I learned so much from Linda about French wines through the center and... Continue Reading →

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