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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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Bin 36 Fall & Winter Wine Classes

Bin 36, located at 161 N. Jefferson in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, is a great place to enhance your wine knowledge.  Join Owner, Enoch Shully and myself, as we help you navigate through the wonderful world of wine! BIN 36 … 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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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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