Wine and food

Posted by | September 29, 2019
Gastronomic treats at La Boulaye

Visiting notable historic sites and Chateaux is hungry and thirst-making work. All meals and wine are included in the price of the cruise, including a few scheduled meals ashore. Here...

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Posted by | March 5, 2019
What can you learn from a wine label?

Do wine labels speak to you? If they don't then at least hopefully the wine should. Our wine guru Denis Sherman of Elden Wines reads wine labels like Gandalf reads...

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Posted by | December 31, 2018
Vive Le Reveillon et Bonne Année

New Year’s Eve is a big night in France when you wish the world 'Bonne Année' – it's much more boisterous and roisterous than Christmas. New Year’s Eve dinners start...

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Posted by | September 29, 2018
In France they eat with their eyes!

There’s a saying in France that ‘on mange avec les yeux’ – literally ‘they eat with their eyes’. Nothing is more important in France than food (ok – perhaps wine...

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Posted by | August 27, 2018
Does this man have the best job in the world?

Meet Dennis – our Burgundian wine guru extraordinaire… There is an old saying ‘the harder I work the luckier I get’. We think our buddy Dennis is lucky enough to...

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Posted by | July 29, 2018
Disaster strikes Champagne – 8 million bottles lost.

Whilst we were looking at things close to home in Burgundy’s vineyards, just across the border disaster strikes Champagne, vicious hailstorms decimating the vineyards. The fact was made all the...

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Posted by | June 19, 2018
We’ve finally put away the candles

There's no real French equivalent to the old saw 'Ne'er cast a clout 'til May is out'. Yet keeping your overcoat handy until at least June 1st was long Grand...

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Posted by | May 13, 2018
If you go down to the woods today…

If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a pungent surprise. Actually we rather like the smell of that because it's all about garlic, something the French...

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