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Varietal of the Month: Pinot Gris, Week 2

There has been a trend on whether it should be called Pinot Grigio or Pinot Gris.  The ones made in a light, quaffable, somewhat fruity and mineral-laden style with no oak in sight are thought to reflect more of the Italian style.  635 more words


Race Relations and AC Repair

Last week I woke up one morning to the sound of my heat pump/air conditioner in its death throes.  The fan in the outside unit clicked on.  495 more words

A Day in Alsace Lorraine

The Alsace Lorraine wine region is meant for visiting. Along its wine route (route du vin) lie hundreds of artisan wineries, nestled among rolling hills lines with grape wines, and picturesque small towns with medieval walls and churches. 356 more words


Varietal of the Month: Riesling, Week 2

Mosel, and indeed much of Germany, may be the origin and spiritual home of Riesling, but there’s another region nearby that could certainly share the latter title.  1,241 more words


Camus & Malraux: résistants

Camus & Malraux : résistants

Grüß Gott !

Albert et André, de par leurs activités de résistance, sont très occupés. Et préoccupés.

Youtube.com / Lgl / Camus / Malraux / Correspondance / Busnel / Doudet / Video / Internet: … 1,494 more words

Kids from a Kassel

Today’s birthday boy did not even have to wait for his baptism to be called a Christian.  That’s because his name was Christian Kassel.  He was born on September 29, 1861.  762 more words

SIX BROTHERS – a true story

“Hercules,” André Brink writes in his book Midi, “was the first famous traveler in Provence.”  We read this with irony – is it myth or legend?  440 more words