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Sampling Various French Wines

Bought some wine back in December and thought I’d share our reviews with you.  We didn’t get to taste them all for various reasons, but here is a little information on each wine. 
2008 Fayard, Domaine de Fondrèche; like a Southern CDR, light to medium body fruity red wine
Grape varieties: 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, [...]

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Salon des vins des vignerons independants

On Saturday 31/10, we went to a salon with some friends and tasted the afternoon away! I won’t be able to tell you exactly how each smelled and tasted, because we had so many, but I will try to tell you a little about each wine that we tried.
2007 Pouilly Fuisse from Bourgogne; Domaine les [...]

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French Wine Fun Facts

We attended a wine tasting at an Expat Expo here in Lyon last October. Not only was it tasty, but very informative. I like to think of myself as fairly knowledgeable in the world of wine, but I definitively learned a lot yesterday. So, I thought I would share some of that knowledge with you!  [...]

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Eau de Vie

Eau de Vie means, “Water of Life”. This bottle came from a village in France, and we were told that it was made from a Medieval recipe passed down from generation to generation. Unfortunately, the last distiller died without an heir to his secret family recipe, so this was one of the last [...]

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Banana Beer

Banana beer is a specialty that we discovered in Germany. You can use any Weiss beer or Hefeweissen. I like mine sweet, so I make the mixture about half banana juice and half beer. They have banana juice in France and Germany, but I do not remember seeing it in America. [...]

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