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Monday Musings: Drinking French Wine & Celebrating Democracy

Like many others, I am celebrating today, drinking French wine and singing the Marseillaise. This clip from Casablanca is one of my absolute favorite movie scenes.

Let’s toast to France today and to democracy! No better way to do that than with Pol Roger, a Champagne house that I am quite partial to.

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Vive La France


Today’s post is about politics and not wine. Sadly politics has been on my mind much more often than wine these days. I am hopeful however that the far right party did not win the French elections outright. As I have often written on my blog, I was a Francophile long before I became an Italophile. My father always loved and promoted everything about France. How great the country was, the food, the wine, their democracy, the healthcare system, workers rights, etc. Naturally, I became obsessed with France as a young girl, lived in Dijon in college and majored in French language and literature at university. Then of course I went on a vacation to Italy and fell in love in what has proved to be my most enduring love affair. All of that said, I am very keyed into what is going on in France and relieved that the far right did not win although I am not looking forward to the nasty campaign we will see.


I think I may actually finally get down to studying for my French wine degrees as a way to participate in all things French in the next few months. My most recent post about a French wine was this one <a href=”https://avvinare.com/2017/03/22/wine-wednesday-si-mon-pere-savaitcotes-de-roussillon/”&gt;.</a> I should be posting much more often about French wines.


French wine was this one . I should be posting much more often about French wines.

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