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Wine with personality

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

One of the best parts of living in France has been getting to know winemakers like Jean-Marc Espinasse, and the delicious wine he produces at Domaine Rouge Bleu in the Rhone Valley. Jean-Marc and I became friends through his wife, Kristin, who pens the lovely blog, French Word-a-Day. Before I ever lived in France, I used […]

Spontaneous wine discovery

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

I’m not as adventurous as I should be when it comes to tasting new wine. Once I find a bottle I like, I tend to buy it again and again and again (which is a bad habit if you’re living in, say, France, for only a limited period of time). That’s why wine fairs are so […]

A Moveable (exorbitant) feast

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

If you’ve read Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, you know all about his hand-to-mouth days as a young writer in 1920s Paris. Oh, those romantic days, when the fireplaces weren’t simply ornamental, when fisherman worked the Seine, when a young man — Hem — could spend his days poor, happy, and writing in cafés, and his […]

Flashback to Provence: V Comme Vin wine shop

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Don’t worry, Cooking the Books is still blogging live from Paris. But I forgot to mention earlier a wonderful wine shop in Apt, one of the larger towns in the Luberon region of Provence. It’s called V Comme Vin (photo above) and aside from their huge selection of French wine, they offer an especially large assortment of wine […]