Category Archives: Drinks

Wine (II)

Went, as planned, to the lovely Corbière region and specifically to the Boutenac area. As one of the many and varied vineyards in the AOC Languedoc, the Corbière Boutenac is among the top wine ranking. The drive from home is … Continue reading

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Wine

This morning’s task is to go to the Château and get a couple of cases of their superb “Cuvée Classique“. I might have to sample a couple of bottles as well.

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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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