Archive for February, 2013 :
Sauternes, a dessert wine with varying sweetness, was one of the world’s favorite wines a century ago. These wines, from the Sauternes and Barsac region south of Bordeaux, are now making a comeback, having suffered from the general urge to trim calories. A little goes a long way, so start with half bottles. Their return [...]
Loire Valley Tours offer a world of enchantment, which I first explored on a bicycle tour many summers ago. Returning a few years later, when I was teaching at a boys’ lycée at Châteauroux in the nearby Indre département, I translated at tours held for the U.S. Air Force to several dozen world famous châteaux. [...]
I wrote this article for the magazine Great Wine News, and thought I’d share it with you. If you are looking for romance on your next trip, look no further than Paris. The City of Light exudes romance on so many levels, the beautiful architecture, amazing cuisine, and chic Parisians to name a few. But [...]
While in Paris, on a wine tour to France, or elsewhere, one of the most overlooked resources while in country is the hotelconcierge. We look to friends for recommendations on favorite places to visit or places to eat. However, many people travel to new places unaware that simply consulting with the hotel’s concierge service could ...