Archive for January, 2009 :
Subject: Bordeaux day 3 Pessac-Leognan and Sauterne. It is a pristine spring day in Bordeaux. There’s not a cloud in the sky. The grape vines are happy as they gather sunshine and nutrients to flower in early June, and so am I! Our first stop this morning — at 9:30 — was Chateau Haut-Brion. Its […]
Looking for a good excuse to go to Bordeaux in May? If the wine isn’t reason enough, how about a couple of thematic events? There’s an event for every palate, whether it’s cultural, oenological, or sporty. Pick your theme and go. While you’re at it, add on the Bordeaux Prestige Tour May 11-16th or a […]
I am inundated daily with offers for getaways, and most give me the same feeling: uninspired. I want to go somewhere and take a part of it back with me. I want to learn, expand my horizons, be surprised and feel fulfilled. Wine tours can deliver all of that and more, whether a novice or […]
We made a last minute decision to go to France for the holidays-secretly for purely selfish reasons, as Pierre’s family was gathering in Soissons, close to Reims. I couldn’t resist the urge to go, so we packed up our family and set out for our mini exploration of Champagne after celebrating Christmas. The itinerary included ...