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Crémant de Limoux

Founded toward the end of the 8th century, the Benedictine Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire still holds a starring role in the wine-making annals and lore of… 671 more words

Sparkling Wine

"Discovering the Region"

Somebody finally kept true to their word to “show me the region” from about two months ago. We got blown over by the wind hiking  21 more words

Travel

I Kvelled

The other day, I had lunch with a former co-worker and it was a pleasure. Years ago, in that industry, the common vernacular that one heard was Mamma Loshen or Yiddish, and today Yiddish is heard quite a bit and has become part of the speech pattern of most, without them realizing where the word came from. 418 more words

Wine

In The Vineyards With: Emmanuel Pageot (Domaine Turner-Pageot, Languedoc)

I could give you the key facts: 10 hectares of vineyards scattered in small plots near Gabian, just south of Faugères. I could tell you about the 7 different grape varieties (Sauvignon Blanc, Marsanne, Rousanne, Picpoul, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah) and 7 distinct soils (amongst which there is limestone, schist and volcanic basalt…) that Emmanuel has in his arsenal of weapons… but that would not do due justice to Emmanuel, nor his wines, nor to my visit on a moody day in mid-August. 812 more words

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Patio Les Mimosas

Je réflèchis sur le Vide. Voilà.

Sous ces arbres sous forme d’oiseaux carnivores.

Dans ce temps qui se transforme en néant, en défi.

De ma vie! 111 more words

Poetry

A Recent Wedding

My cousin’s son just got married and it was quite the event. His Best Man called him a “walking encyclopedia” and I think that probably is as good of a description as there could be. 528 more words

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