postcard from st. emilion! {bordeaux}

If you ever find yourself in the Southwest of France, don’t miss the opportunity to explore Saint Emilion – a village known mostly for Châteaux Margaux, Cheval Blanc, Ausone, and Angelus.  The views are splendid and the wine is spectacular, but the absolute must-sees of St. Emilion are the underground monuments: the hermitage of St. Emilion […]

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travel photos: the heart of bordeaux.

When we booked our tickets to Bordeaux, I had no idea what to expect.  I think I half-expected them to land a small plane in the middle of the vines, because Bordeaux is known first and foremost as “wine country”, and if you’ve ever been to the Napa airport, you know what I mean.  But […]

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red, red (premier cru classé) wine.

It’s amazing to me that I worked in the wine business for four years before actually ever making it to France.  In fact, it took me awhile to even really like French wine, as all I ever really grew up with were wines from Napa Valley, the Sierra Foothills (thanks to my Aunt who lived […]

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