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Roussanne ~ My Quaker Moment in the Rhône

Twenty-plus years ago I was traveling with a bunch of friends in the southern Rhône Valley. We went to visit an art academy in a tributary valley called the Luberon ~ a district subsequently given a big dose of notoriety by Peter Mayle. 1,080 more words

White Wines

Central Coast - U.S. Comparison


Telling apart two $10 California Chardonnays is usually a matter of quality rather than regional style. At that level grapes are very likely to have been combined across several regions. 2,228 more words


2015 Johann Michel Saint-Péray

My goal was to dress up a meal of diner-style open-faced roast turkey breast sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy. That’s easy. Pairing is trickier than it seems because you want to avoid overt fruitiness and neutralize the saltiness of the dish while provding enough body richness to stand up to the full, earthy flavors. 135 more words

Beverage Reviews

Reviewing a Cask Sample of Domaine Les Cailloux Cuvee Centenaire 2015 with Fabrice Brunel...

Last week I had a wonderful opportunity to catch up with the amiable Fabrice Brunel of Domaine Les Cailloux in Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the Southern Rhone, to taste his new vintages. 287 more words

Our Hippie Mother

Ruddy brick, with grainy brown edges. Roasted cauliflower, cabbage and ham, all over bright multi-vitamins vomited on the sidewalk. Still, flaccid worm-bedding and plowed Brussels sprouts. 141 more words


Lyon - Sunday Photo Fiction

Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly challenge presented by my old friend Al Forbes.
The idea is to write a short story (200 word max) inspired by what you see in his picture (below). 238 more words

Sound Bite Fiction

Les Berges du Rhône

In the sound of silence

Before the frost began to melt

He heard them coming, calling him

One by one them came, arched necks reaching high… 226 more words