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Duck Season: Eating, Drinking, and Other Misadventures in Gascony, France’s Last Best Place

When David McAninch first moved to Plaisance du Gers, a small village in Gascony, with his wife Michele and their young daughter, Charlotte, he was going full-force Francophile by indulging a dream he’d nourished for years—to become part of French village life, a move he chronicles in… 545 more words

My Tannat Brings All The Boys in the Yard

Who doesn’t love madiran?

Greasy grimy fruit, dirt under nails, sweat stain on back, August thunderstorm on asphalt, the impossible desire for an almost-legal at the peak of nature’s beauty. 66 more words


Château Bouscassé Madiran 2011


IN A NUTSHELL:  Simply delicious, robust red wine

ORIGIN: France (Sud-Ouest, Madiran)

VARIETALS: Tannat 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 26%, Cabernet Franc 24% 77 more words


Château Laffitte Test, private tasting, London

Château Laffitte Teston

Madiran 2012

What else can we do on a Sunday evening ?

laffitte teston

Relaxing with a friend, and when this friend is a wine specialist, how can I say ? 334 more words


Touring Southwest France: A Hidden Treasure

In this third and final piece about Southwest France, my goal is simple: introduce you to the little-known quality wine appellations that comprise the discontinuous set of AOCs known collectively as Southwest France, and inspire you to experience these surprisingly good, reasonably priced, wines on your own. 2,964 more words


Traditional Southwest France: Malbec and Tannat

Political History

The political history of wine in Bordeaux explains in part why the appellations of Southwest France’s “high country” are hidden in its popular shadow. 2,178 more words


Monplaisir, London, United Kingdom


> Monplaisir

Brilliant Friday night out, where we ended up in the London’s oldest french restaurant. The decoration is just amazing, and to be fair, prices are fair too.

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