Category Archive: In English

A Wine Postcard #4 : Verum Patagonia, Malbec 2013

If you were to put Argentina in a glass, I think this would be it. You’d want it round and warm but fresh and easy to drink. You’d want to be distracted by its dark purple robe before swirling it in your glass.

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A wine postcard #1 : Gallo’s Grenache Rosé 2011

California, July 16th 2014 Hello cupcake ! I think I’ve just found the wine for our summer pick nicks! It’s called Grenache Rosé and it’s just the girliest girl’s wine I’ve ever tasted… Continue reading

They love Beaujolais

A view from Chiroubles Just back from a weekend in Fleurie, I was about to write an article called I love Beaujolais. I had planned to talk about the Tuscany-like landscapes of Chiroubles,… Continue reading

Royal Pimm’s

It’s hysteria in Britannia: A Royal Baby is Born! And I daresay the heat did not numb my enthusiasm for I am, as you might have guessed by now, a Brit-at-heart. Now, how… Continue reading

… and wine keeps flowing

  Source: Ann Street Studio

Power to the Women

A few months ago I received an invitation to a ‘Revolutionary Wine Tasting’ in London.  Although I knew I couldn’t make it, the tittle had caught my attention and I read on. “Women… Continue reading

C’est permis !

Heureusement, que la Loi Evin ne nous interdit pas -encore- de visionner ce genre de petit bijoux: Southern Comfort | Beach | Whatever’s Comfortable Allez, bonne journée!

Drinking in the rain

Last week I was on holiday. Because we were desperate for light, we had decided to drive south, towards caliente Spain where -legend has it- it’s always hot and sunny. Hossegor seemed like… Continue reading

Jules & Jim’s wine list

Yesterday was a perfect sunday night. Mature cheddar & fresh baguette on a plate, warm pumpkin soup and a french cinema classic: Jules & Jim by François Truffaut. We had decided to be… Continue reading

Happy New Year! Grrrrrrrr!

This new year is a beast awaiting to be tamed… … just like Paso Robles‘ Mourvèdre! Therefore my wishes for 2013 are the following: may you be equipped with whips & wit but… Continue reading

Thank God it’s Friday

Or is it Wednesday? Oops.

Alsace wines are music to the ear

Suppose every time you tasted a bottle of wine you had someone by your side whispering to your ear what music this particular wine would be…  Well this is what happenned to me… Continue reading

Pineau d’Aunis, the forgotten grape

You know how you always associate spicy wines with Syrah & the Rhône Valley…? I know I do. Well, brace yourselves, here comes another grape variety that could make you sniff twice before… Continue reading

It’s monday…

… Let’s try to make it to the finish line. Good luck everyone!

The link between James Bond’s happiness & drinking champagne

Trust the hype, I went to see Skyfall last saturday and I loved it. But this post won’t be about cinema, it will be about champagne. Or the absence of it. After so… Continue reading

Wining & dining, a photo-story

Pour les curieux, the Wine & Food Menu PATIENCE  Gaspacho d’asperge verte et nuage de jambon Ibérique Piou Piou des Vignes Doux Côtes de Gascogne 2011 Oursin au pamplemousse et écume de mer… Continue reading

Wine Gums

I stumbled upon this very funny marketing operation by The Hive for Maynards, a canadian candy company. They sent a ‘chewmelier’ (yes, it’s a word) to a wine fair where he presented the… Continue reading

Eating and drinking in Napoli, Italia – Intro

Dear readers, More than two months ago, I shamelessly teased you with a post where I said I would share with you the pleasures of eating and drinking in Napoli. Well, the time… Continue reading

There were wine bottles in bathtubs and icy cognac

Once upon a time, a very long time ago, I was invited to a beautiful mansion with views on the city of lights: PAris*. The weather was fine and the night was young… Continue reading

Why foie gras is not always your best option

Sweet sixteen, Sweet Georgia Brown, Sweet Home Alabama…  SWEET BORDEAUX! I am from the Loire Valley so when it comes  to sweet wines I tend to pick chenin over sauvignon (my dad would… Continue reading

Neapolitan wines, an appetizer

I loved Napoli. Everything there is pleasure: the sun, the landscape, the food, the wines… I will make sure to share it all with you but in the meantime, here is a little… Continue reading

SPRING CANOODLING IN BEAUJOLAIS

Do you ever feel tired of the city? Does the grey of its streets stifles you? The gloomy faces of its inhabitants depress you? And the noise, the noise that makes you want… Continue reading

What would Arnold drink?

Looks like cognac, don’t you think? Happy thursday!

Wine is over

Going back to the 80’s can be painful. It’s a time filled with Napoleon Dynamite characters,   JM Jarre & L. Richie &… wine. Wine! Women’s favourite drink, an instant male alpha-ness killer,… Continue reading

My latest wine orgasm

Yes, you read it: wine o.r.g.a.s.m. Or that very moment of euphoria, that climax of your senses’ sensibility, that sudden and often unexpected rush of pleasure from your body to your mind & soul… This… Continue reading

What Oprah drinks…

When my friend Vicky sent me the following picture my first thought was Waow, that is flashy and bright and then… Poisson Wines??? Do some people actually make ‘wine’ from fish juice or something? Well no, apparently Le Poisson… Continue reading

Growing wine in Ethiopia

Yesterday I read in the newspaper than French largest wine producer CASTEL is actually growing wine in Ethiopia. Ethiopia?! True story: there and for the past 3 years they have grown 125 hectares of… Continue reading

Rugby & wine pairing

This Sunday I woke up with the sun, hangover, after a rather boozy wedding reception. ‘But why?‘ would one ask ‘ Why would you choose to get up early in such circumstances?!’ Well, let… Continue reading

Turning Wine into Water

I could have chosen a catchier title  like turning water into wine. It’s more useful for parties and triggers your interest for miracle explanations… However, I wrote what I meant: this article is… Continue reading

The wine who loved women

”Women’s legs are like compass points, circling the globe and providing its balance and harmony“. The man who loved women, François Truffault. Yesterday, we were given a gallant rendez-vous by Jacques for Les Vendredis… Continue reading

Romantic Situations & Wine Pairings… Ze Epilogue

If you’re discovering this wine series… please read Ze Teaser first! #EPILOGUE September 10th, midnight. Dear Diary, I just ate a platter of cheese and drank a bottle of pouilly fumé with P… Life is… Continue reading

Romantic Situations & Wine Pairings… #4

If you’re discovering this wine series… please read Ze Teaser first! #.4 END OF A RELATIONSHIP September 9th,  Dear Diary,  That’s it, it’s the end. I left D.  Jeez! He had gotten soooo arrogant and… Continue reading

Tumblr is a bottle of wine…

… but would you think a bottle of wine is a vice? Source : Jean-Noël Chaintreuil    

Romantic Situations & Wine Pairings… #3

If you’re discovering this wine series… please read Ze Teaser first! #.3 BEGINNING OF A RELATIONSHIP February 12th, Dear Diary,  Life is good again! I’ve met D. He is handsome, clever and funny!  He’s been… Continue reading

Romantic Situations & Wine Pairings… #2

If you’re discovering this wine series… please read Ze Teaser first! #2 SINGLE & MISERABLE December 1st,  Dear Diary, Oh I feel so sad and lonely! Christmas is around the corner and I have no… Continue reading

Romantic Situations & Wine Pairings… Ze Teaser

#TEASER If one believes there is a wine pairing to food or shoes… I also think we tend not to drink the same wines depending on our state of heart. What is your… Continue reading

A short tale of harvest in champagne

Last Sunday I was in Champagne just in time for some harvest adventure. A train ride through an ever-green august landscape, a quick sleepy walk through quiet Epernay and a car trip through… Continue reading

Wine Picture of the day #3

It’s friday, therefore wine is allowed for lunch. I tasted a very smooth, light although velvety pinot noir from the South of France.  

Wine Picture of the day #2

  Learn the winemaker’s lifesaving technique….    

Wine picture of the day #1

  Send a postcard from Paris, capital of world-famous wine country: France!  

Shoes & wine pairings

Don’t you believe shoes are the ultimate accessory to match with your wine and create the perfect tasting (and drinking) conditions? I do. For the past 5 years I have developed an increasingly worrying addiction… Continue reading

“These trees are growing men!”

We’re walking in the sun, it’s hot. Our legs are tickled by long, dried-out herbs and our feet dusty with grey dirt. Little by little, as our eyes get used to the blinding… Continue reading

Why I will call my daughter #chardonnay

Today it’s #chardonnay day all around the wild wide web. All the #chardonnay lovers gather to drink, talk and share #chardonnay. And as I was reading out and tweeting away, I realised the… Continue reading

of the absolute need to wine & dine in style

Just how much are food and wine an important part of my life right now? I’m going to tell you a true story that lasts over 4 days. Last week as you might have… Continue reading

An Education to Sherry

For your information I am a FYW; A French Young Woman. And believe me, when these three words are that neatly strung together it means that I’m as far as one can be… Continue reading

When Tarlant, Vicky & Montazellis meet…

Just for fun… Click on the pic! More champagne here, more Vicky here and more Montazellis there

mon VINstantané irisé

Ce cliché pour son arc-en-ciel de reflets rose-orangés, pour les paillettes d’azur et dorées dans les verres et les fines bulles en suspension aérienne… ce cliché surtout pour les souvenirs inoubliables de cette semaine… Continue reading

Men & Wine

… after celebrating women and wine on monday, let’s have a quick look at men & wine, for the sake of parity only: The opinions expressed here are those of the (unknown) author, and… Continue reading

Women & Wine

Since today is International Women’s Day, here is a selection of  ‘women & wine’ pictures… How inspiring! Dogajolo, Italian Wines Paris Hilton selling her wine Wet Stone Wine Bar’s ‘Sexy Women And Wine’… Continue reading

A Winey Monday Night

What a night! We opened 22 bottles, tasted as many, learnt, ate and laughed until it was too cold and too dark outside to even think about leaving. I did eventually. But only… Continue reading