Paris Bookshop Shakespeare and Company © Linda Funay McClarey

Shakespeare and Company: The Most Famous Paris Bookshop

Strolling up the rain-soaked Rue de la Bûcheri on the Left Bank of Paris, I attempted to close my umbrella despite the brisk wind challenging me to a duel. I wanted no distractions as I approached the 17th-century building that Shakespeare and Company occupies. Feeling the tingling of a long-wished-for dream, I rested my eyes … Read more

Jean-Luc Colombo La Dam du Rouge-National Rosé Day 2021

National Rosé Day 2021: Eight Rosés For Summer Fun

As National Rosé Day 2021 comes around, it signals the beginning of summer and the best time to enjoy Rosé. Saturday, June 12th, the second Saturday of the month. It is the perfect time to start enjoying the crisp, bright, fresh demeanor of the various styles of Rosé. This year I am sharing an eclectically … Read more

Clink Different Experience the Wines of Europe

From German Wine to Bordeaux Wine Click Different Does it Right

The goal of Clink Different is to get wine enthusiasts to Experience the Wines of Europe. The program is a joint effort between Germany, DWI, German Wine Institute, and Bordeaux, CIVB, Bordeaux Wine Council. The program’s intention focuses on increasing the public’s awareness of PDO wines from Bordeaux and Germany. To accomplish Clink Different goals, … Read more

Loire Valley Wines

Spring into Loire Valley Wines

Diversity of grape varieties is one of the best ways to describe Loire Valley wines.  Spring to Loire 2019 presented a trade tasting with three seminars, led by Matthew Kaner, focused on France’s most diverse wine region.  Not only does one find diversity of grapes in the region but diversity of the climate and soils.  … Read more

Provence Rose

There is always room for Provence Rosé

I think of Rosé as a pretty wine. The iridescent shades of pink, salmon or coral give way to a refreshing wine that invigorates. One place that aligns itself with Rosé is Provence. The region located in the south of France is the capital of Rosé production. A prominent leader in the area and production … Read more

Perfect Winter Wines

Discover Perfect Winter Wines

Winter solstice has come and gone making it time to think about those winter wines to serve during this season. As we move forward into 2019, these wines will bring enjoyment to throughout the year. Here is a selection of winter wines I recently sampled. White Winter Wines During the winter when I have hearty … Read more

French Rose Wine

Enjoying French Rosé Wine

There is something about a French Rosé Wine that speaks of France. In most cases, they are different than Spanish or American Rosés. Often the Rosés are lighter in color especially the ones for Côtes de Provence. The aromas are also unique to the region, especially the Côtes de Provence, known for their distinct aromas … Read more

National Rosé Day Wines

National Rosé Day: Honoring the Marvels of Rosé

  Today is National Rosé Day and the perfect day to celebrate those ever so popular pink wines that are currently the fad. Today more and more wineries are creating Rosés. This pink wine is very diversified, whether a blend of varietals or a single variety. National Rosé Day came into being after submission by … Read more

Chardonnay vs Sauvginon Blanc

Wine Watch: Chardonnay VS Sauvignon Blanc – A Taste Test

Two of the most popular and common white varieties are Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Comparing some basic differences between Chardonnay vs Sauvignon Blanc can help you more easily choose the right wine. Sauvignon Blancs tend to be lighter in body than Chardonnay, although there is a range that varies, according to the location it is … Read more

Chateau Angelus Saint-Emilion Vertical Wine Tasting

The bell tolls in honor of Château Angélus Saint-Émilion

They say the bells toll three times a day; morning, midday, and night, symbolizing the beginning and end of the workday and calling people to pray in what is known as the Angelus prayer. The story goes on to say that the chimes could be heard in the vineyards from the neighboring church. Presently this … Read more

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