Category Archives: #Charente-Maritime

Cognac- Bin 36 Class with Alexandre LeClerq from Maison Maxine Trijol

COGNAC Cognac, named after the town of Cognac, France, is a variety of brandy. It is produced in the wine-growing region surrounding the town from which it takes its name, in the French Departements of Charente and Charente-Maritime. For a … Continue reading

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La Jonchée…What is this Unique Specialty from the Saintonge?

La Jonchée– is a culinary specialty of Saintonge, north of the Charente- Maritime and south of Deux-Sèvres. (It is also made on Ile d’Oléron and near Rochefort.) A delicacy during the Middle Ages, la jonchée is a rare find today.  … Continue reading

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Picturesque Saint-Georges-de-Didonne

After a week of on and off rainy days, we took advantage of this glorious, Sunday sunshine and headed to the family’s summer home in Saint-Georges-de-Didonne. What a beautiful day it was! Saint Georges is a quaint little town. It is charming, … Continue reading

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My Special Places in France- “Home” in Jonzac and Ozillac

I am feeling quite French today…enjoying a glass of viognier with my lunch as I begin my many posts from my trip. I can’t wait to share my journey! Jonzac, my exchange student hometown from 1976-77, ingrained such warm, special memories in my heart. The … Continue reading

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All Good Things Must Come to an End…

My 2 week trip will end this Sunday. What an incredible journey it has been!!!  The visits to several of Bordeaux’s famous Grand Cru châteaux were informative,  delicious, and exciting! I was welcomed with open arms and hearts at the … Continue reading

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Bordeaux- An Iconic Wine Region!

As a “newer” member of the enormous, complex world of wine, gaining knowledge through  hands-on experiences is a great tool. I will be departing in less than 10 days for the truly beautiful, historic, and delicious Bordeaux wine region.  Bordeaux’s … Continue reading

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