French Wine


The Widow Clicquot – A Book Review

    Megan Dalla-Camina, the fabulous Australian author, coach and speaker, regularly references the concept of ‘following breadcrumbs’.  The idea is that you pay attention to the things that spike your curiosity and simply see where they lead you. Megan suggests that utilising this strategy is one way to find your life’s purpose. I’ve found […]

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Do It Yourself Tour Of Saint-Émilion

Our Do It Yourself Tour Of Saint-Émilion

People say there are no guarantees in life. But they are wrong. If you’re going anywhere near Bordeaux on your next trip to France, it’s a given that someone will point you in the direction of Saint-Émilion. In fact, it is an absolute sure thing. I know that every time I breathed the word Bordeaux, […]


Frenchify Your Friday – Number 64

One of the things that Scott and I love about visiting France is being introduced to new wines. More through good luck than via specific design, our travels over the years have seen us experience the tastes of Burgundy, Beaujolais, the Rhone-Valley, Sancerre and Champagne. And we’re heading to Bordeaux next month. You probably don’t […]

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French rosé

Frenchify Your Friday – Number 42

I’ve wanted to suggest Frenchifying your Friday with a glass or two of French rosé for quite a long time now. But, I’ve struggled with the timing of this recommendation. You see, the Distant Francophile community has been growing steadily in recent times, and our gorgeous readers now come from all corners of the globe. […]


Frenchify Your Friday – Number 34

Via a gift from a couple of gorgeous friends, I was recently introduced to Lillet, the Bordeaux wine based apéritif that comes in blanc and rouge varieties as well as a rosé version. Now I know many of you would be rolling your eyes right now and wondering how this self proclaimed francophile has managed […]

Frenchify you Friday with a glass of Lillet.

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A Must Visit – Veuve Clicquot

Ok, so a little while ago I shared how we managed to get ourselves to the Champagne region of France, and how we got around once we were there. Now, let’s get to the good stuff – the Champagne houses themselves. Because we were keen to visit the crayeres or chalk mines, we ended up […]


Our Do-It-Yourself Visit To Champagne

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve always been quite surprised by how long it took us to visit France’s Champagne region. Especially given how much we enjoy the famous local product. I always thought that we would have to do a tour of the area, but I could never find one that quite suited our needs. […]


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The Quick, Easy And Fun Way To Learn About French Wine

I have a confession to make. It took me a very, very long time to learn anything at all about French wine. In fact, I didn’t really get my head around it until about 18 months ago. You see, in Australia wine is labelled by grape variety first, and then the region of Australia the […]