Category Archives: Drinks

Souvenir 1973

Not the best souvenir     This is a Black Russian. A Black Russian is a simple cocktail consisting of five parts Vodka to two parts coffee liqeur.       There was this particular bar / club on Chestnut … Continue reading

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Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé

(Copyright Janet Brice completefrance.com) The famous slogan Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé will hang in wine bars, restaurants and cafes throughout France and across the world on this day. But how did this humble red wine from Burgundy gain its … Continue reading

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Saturday morning

Yesterday was the final game of the Rugby World Cup taking place in Japan. South Africa did beat England fairly easily, which was a surprise, and thus becoming world champion for the 3rd time. It has been a good few … Continue reading

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Fête du vin

  I am looking forward to this year’s Fête du vin in Carcassonne Place Carnot on October 17th and 18th. Apart from the possibility to taste and meet local “vignerons”, there is quite a musical program to be enjoyed. More … Continue reading

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Rhum, Rum, Ron

At this time last year I arranged a whisky tasting at home for a few of my friends to help one of them discover the joys of this amber liquid. I think it was a success.   We have now … Continue reading

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Au naturel

I have been tasting a fair amount of new wines since I live in this new region (Occitanie) in France. I switched a while ago and whenever possible to Bio Wine, however I went for a wine tasting event very … Continue reading

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Cocoa & Grapes

We had the opportunity last week to take part in a discovery tour “Cocoa & Grapes” organised and run by our friend Brent.   Brent demonstrated his vast knowledge of the area and the town of Carcassonne but also his … Continue reading

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