Tag Archives: #Pineau des Charentes

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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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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