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 →

Monday Musings: Wine Education

My Monday musing is about wine education and it's importance to the industry and to me personally. I finally got around to taking my French Wine Scholar exam today. It was a long time in the making. I had been signed up and continued paying my extension for years. This time though, I actually really... Continue Reading →

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est Arrivé

Today is Beaujolais Nouveau Day, the third Thursday in November. Today's wine was the first Beaujolais I had this year. According to French law, this wine made from Gamay grapes can be released at 12:01 a.m., quite soon after the harvest. Many are quite critical of Beaujolais Nouveau and it's fresh, fruity style. I am... Continue Reading →

Picnic Wines: Memorial Day

While the weather decides what it wants to do today, I have figured out what I feel like drinking with our picnic later - Beaujolais. Beaujolais made from the gamay grape comes in many different iterations, all of which would work with picnic fare. Beaujolais Nouveau is considered by many to be less than a... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑