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

Customize your wine bottle for Christmas

So the Loire Valley Wines’ Facebook page guys organised a Christmas* competition: customize your bottle for Christmas!  And this is my little contribution: MAGIQUE VOUVRAY! You should make your own for Christmas, it’s… Continue reading

Tuesday Wine Art

These should be on my brand new flat’s walls. Any idea where I could get them? Happy Tuesday night!

Scorcese & Hitchcock for wines of Barcelona

It dates back from 2007 but this short movie is a gem. Martin Scorcese presents Freixenet ‘s sparkling wine through the eyes of Hitchcock. ‘THE KEY TO RESERVA’ is vintage, magical & musical. A… Continue reading

Will you surrender to Elvis wines?

I came across the oddest wine collection ever: a tribute to rock’n’roll & wine, to Elvis & Bacchus, a feast for your ears (click on the links!) and palate (if you ever put your… 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

Bordeaux wines’ new campaign

This is a teaser of Bordeaux wines’ new campaign. I found it beautiful and quite spellbinding. The choice of Vimeo as its primary broadcasting channel is also very clever: creative people, passion & expression!

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

Unicorn Corkscrew

  Fancy adding the fantasy to the wine? This might be just the tool for it! Via: Filles de Luxe Buy it: Modcloth  

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

Soirée Lavinia: qui aime quoi? #vidéo

Bon, eh bien vous le saurez:  Sacha a craqué sur un cuvée rare à 4 cépages, Nicolas aime l’Espagne, Michel Bettane préfère les vins ‘faits sans concession’ et moi j’adoooore les sushis. Quant à Ophélie,… Continue reading

Romantic Situations & Wine Pairings… #1

If you’re discovering this wine series… please read Ze Teaser first! #.1 SINGLE & BUBBLY August 10th,  Dear Diary,  Oh I love the summer time! The weather is just amazing, the sun is… 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 #4

The crab fell straight onto my glass of rosé…True story!

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

Ô mon Beau-jolais

Le week-end passé j’ai vibré au rythme du Beaujolais: vin pour seule boisson, pain, fromage et saucisson comme uniques moyens d’alimentation, balades dans les vignes, danse au son de la fanfare et dégustations… 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

A royal drink?

Ce vendredi 29 Avril 2011 est pour moi un jour de grande frustration: d’une c’est le mariage de William, Ze Prince William, celui qui adolescent me faisait beaucoup d’effet (avant qu’il ne ressemble beaucoup… 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

L’album photo des instantanés du vin

‘Il n’y a pas de joie sans vin‘. Cette affirmation du Talmud peut paraître quelque peu excessive mais une chose est sûre, il y a beaucoup de joie dans le vin! Chacun de… Continue reading

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

Jeunes femmes aimant vin DRVM bonnes bouteilles

Si quelqu’un ici pensait que le vin n’était qu’une affaire d’hommes mûrs… soyez détrompés! C’était Lundi soir et alors que tout Paris berçait son dur weekend devant Top Chef, 6 femmes se réunirent… Continue reading

VINstantanés! Vendredis du Vin #34

Chères amies blogueuses, chers amis blogueurs, bonjour. C’est avec beaucoup d’émotion et de retard que je déclare ouverts les vendredi du vin du mois de MARS! Coupure de ruban imaginaire et clapclapclap de la… 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

Old Spice Guy for wine?

“I’ve got my tickets. Do you?” Powerful video (deep voice, tense classical music and movie-like colors)… The only thing missing is a guy in a towel somewhere. But still, do it like in… Continue reading

Vive le vin, Vive l’Amour

Envie d’amour, de vin et de poésie? Une rapide recherche dans les chansons françoises du siècle des lumières vous permettra de trouver LA perle rare: Vive le vin, vive l’amour 1 Vive le… Continue reading

L’Argentine à Paris: Bienvenidos al Galpon

…. il est tard, minuit va bientôt sonner au clocher le plus proche et je devrais être au lit. School night comme diraient nos amis British. Mais l’enthousiasme d’un lieu me porte, l’énergie d’une… Continue reading

Terroir in a jar

Thank you to my dear friend Mélanie Tarlant for her hand-picked gift!

Volutes éVentées sur la lettre V (comme Vin)

à l’intérieur c’est la Vendetta. j’ai des enVies d’inVincibilité et je me rêVe inVisible; Vaines lubies que je crois innoVantes…  de Vils et Vénals deVins me déVoilent sans Vergogne un aVenir Venimeux …… Continue reading

How’s your wine design?

What’s in a name? asked Shakespeare… Well, the question of the day is ‘what’s in a logo’, what’s in YOUR logo? I have uploaded a selection from Inspiration Feed (a great website to let… Continue reading

Barav by day¤, Barav by night*

Nous sommes vendredi et vous cherchez un lieu un peu cosy, très sympathique, peu cher où l’on fait très bonne chair. Vous errez dans les alentours de République et ne savez où aller.… Continue reading

When there’s a wish, there’s a way

Je vous voeux*