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 →

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Holiday Season Jaunts In New York City

December 8 is the Immaculate Conception and therefore I am thinking of the holidays almost upon us. I love the holiday season, the chill in the air, Christmas trees everywhere and of course, flowing sparkling wine. Some of my favorite places to go to in New York during the holidays include the Metropolitan Museum with... Continue Reading →

British Sparkling Wine Comes Of Age

In this difficult week for the US and for Britain, with terrible news on both sides of the Atlantic, I thought about British sparkling wine. The first one I tried years ago was the product above Nyetimber. Today I was googling British sparkling wine and came upon a website and association dedicated to just that,... Continue Reading →

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