The name of the fifth largest city in France aptly expresses its relationship to the landscape. Its a place which has been occupied for millenia given its position on the Garonne river and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The Romans called it Burdigala and were responsible for introducing that other important flowing liquid, wine, to… Read More Bordeaux: City of Water and Wine
Mon pêché mineur’ I heard my french friend use this wonderful expression to explain her partiality to a particular wine. I know the feeling! I have fallen in love with the natural wines of France and in particular those dry whites of the pays de la Loire. Its not just their taste but also their… Read More In Celebration of Small Things: My Little Sin
I was washing my hair this morning and 5hought “The next time I do this I’ll be in Paris” and instantly smiled-well actually I started to sing..a French song naturally! The transition to my life in France for the next three months has started and I feel both excited and impatient. When I tell people… Read More Au Revoir Australie…Encore!
In Celebration of Small Things French wine, goat’s cheese, raspberries, olives and a warm baguette This week I tasted the most exquisite French wine. With the help of my French friend, I felt like Goldilocks who had found something that was ‘just right ’ for her. After drinking this nectar of the gods I could… Read More In Celebration of Small Things: French wine, goat’s cheese, raspberries, olives, strawberries and a warm baguette