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Le Home Away

By Chef Dad

When we originally mapped out our route through France, we had planned to spend a bit of time touring Dijon, but we never made it. 1,129 more words


Bouchard Père et Fils Vintage 2014

If there is something I’ve come to realize these past few years, it’s that a wine fair is never just a wine fair. Off-wine fairs, producer meetings, private tastings, evening events… There are so many levels and facets of an important wine fair nowadays one might think one was at a good natured high school prom, but I digress as always. 942 more words


Knee-Deep in Burgundy

It’s the fourth day of the Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne tasting, and the sun is shining down on a bleak France that I’m sorry to say isn’t one bit warmer than when I visited in January. 207 more words


Better Late than Never in Burgundy

I’ve finally arrived in Beaune after 19 hours of transit, just one hour less than my trip to Tokyo last fall. Part of me wishes I didn’t support workers right to go on strike so fervently (it would make it easier for me to hate the French air traffic controllers for delaying my flight to the absurd). 196 more words


The charm of French window shutters

One of the joys of walking in a city, or a country village is that it lets you get a close-up look at the architecture.  In France, wooden or metal shutters are typically used on windows to keep out the light at night, dampen street noise, and provide protection from the elements when the weather turns nasty.   26 more words


The Beaune Ultimatum

Paul Croses Côte de Nuits-Villages 2011 Grand Vin de Bourgogne; Beaune, France. 13%ABV; $20/bottle from Garagiste.com. 

Color is a translucent and bright ruby with a rose center.   230 more words

Red Wine

Semur-en-Auxois—A Burgundian Jewel

Without a doubt, Semur-en-Auxois is the most picturesque and photogenic of the Burgundian villages to be explored. You truly won’t be able to put your camera down as you make your way around the ramparts and down to the banks of the River Armançon, which winds its way through the charming village. 157 more words