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Coffee in Firenze can be inspirational…
Aug 25th 2017

Coffee in Firenze can be inspirational…

Walking into a typical Italian café for breakfast, which in Italy is usually a café latte and a pastry for me. There is one particular pastry I love in Italy. It’s a donut filled with custard. Yum, really delicious and their coffee, made with an espr…

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French Etiquette: A Very French Tale
Aug 25th 2017

French Etiquette: A Very French Tale

There I was driving through the French countryside in my shitty little Renault Clio, I realized that not all foreigners understand how attached the French are to their dining culture and French etiquette. Are you aware that the entire country more…

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Chateau d’Armajan Des Ormes, Sauternes France
Aug 25th 2017

Chateau d’Armajan Des Ormes, Sauternes France

I made a cold call from my home in Pasadena, California, to the owners of Chateau Beauregard Ducasse in the Graves area of Bordeaux. The Perromat Family owns the estate, the French call it une exploitation. Exploitation is the French word f…

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Orange, Tain and Burgundy
Aug 25th 2017

Orange, Tain and Burgundy

Orange FranceOrange FranceRoman Gate at OrangeTain L’HermitageTain L’HermitageChapoutierBatard MonrachetVolnayPommard HouseGevrey ChambertainGevrey ChambertainChambertainClos De BezeClos de BezeCote des NuitsRichbourgGates to heavenVougeotVougeotL…

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Images of Bordeaux March 2015
Aug 25th 2017

Images of Bordeaux March 2015

St Julien Chateau Margaux Chateau Montrose Cos d’Estournel Chateau Talbot St Julien Pessac-Leognan House Chateau La Louviere Chateau Carbonnieux Chateau Haut Brion Chateau Cheval Blanc Chateau Picho…

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