Posts Tagged ‘France’

Clairette de Die: A Day in the Drôme Valley

Tweet The Drôme département may be the best-kept secret in France. While the Drôme river is a tributary to the Rhône, the two regions share little in common. The Rhône Valley, despite its picturesque orchards and steep banks (think Côte-Rôtie), is largely a world of freeways, industry, and pollution. Just south of Valence, the two […]

Into the Eye of the Strike: Départ

Tweet This post marks the first in a series written by Dixon Brooke, detailing his adventures this week, navigating the French transportation system that is currently on strike. Saturday, October, 23rd, 9:30 am I moved back to Berkeley, CA from France a month ago, after 4 ½ years in the foreign legion.  I’m writing this […]

Tasting Recap 6/10/09: Great Summer Wines

Tweet Every once in a while during tastings an unintended theme emerges that ties a number of wines together. A theme that goes beyond wines coming from the same region or having similar blends but something that connects seemingly unrelated wines in a way that pre-tasting, one probably would not have put together. Last night’s […]