Category Archives: #French History

French Wine Scholar- I Reached My Goal!!

Last May I decided to begin my intensive study of French wines through the distance learning program with the French Wine Society (now the Wine Scholar Guild ). Having lived in France, this has been an interest for a number of … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras- “Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler!!”

Mardi Gras- a day of partying, parades, indulging in our favorite treats… but what is the history of this crazy, incredible day?  We need to go back in time and into the religious significance to learn the history of this crazy, incredible day. … Continue reading

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Bordeaux’s Smallest Appellation- POMEROL

Of Bordeaux’s major wines, Pomerol is the smallest appellation with just 800 hectares of vines. Pomerol is located to the northeast of the town of Libourne. Merlot, the “king” varietal here, thrives in the gravelly clay soil.  Cabernet Franc, the next … Continue reading

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Blaye- Its Citadelle, Wines, and “Le Bac”

Le Bac de Blaye- a ferry that transports visitors and workers across the Gironde- saved me so much time during my visits to the Grand Cru châteaux located on the left bank- Margaux, Pauillac, and St. Estèphe.  I was able … Continue reading

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