Category Archives: Wine

Two takes on the Viognier grape

In the last exciting instalment of Radio Free Daglan, I described a shopping trip that my wife Jan and I made to Bergerac. I went on to show off a lunch of crayfish gumbo (jambalaya, if you will) that Jan … Continue reading

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Lovely day, tasty follow-up

I shall  begin by stating that I love the name Yalumba. How exotic can you get! Does it refer to an African war cry? A South American river? A region of Australia? No matter: I love the name. But more … Continue reading

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Going, going, but not gone (summer 2017)

October in the Greater Daglan Area is not my favourite month (that would be September), but it’s close. In October, we are technically in autumn, but hints of summer remain. In October, we seem to have two kinds of weather: … Continue reading

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A fitting lunch for a birthday girl

What do you get for a birthday girl who has almost everything — things like beauty, charm, humour and intelligence? Well, the birthday of my wife Jan was a couple of days ago {Thursday), and we realized that one of … Continue reading

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Bergerac: A few good reasons (to visit)

The town of Bergerac (remember Cyrano de Bergerac?) lies west of Daglan, and I’ve learned that you can pretty much count on one and a quarter hours for the drive. So it’s not a place we go on a whim … Continue reading

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Polishing off the Tour de France

The time frame may be different, but our basic idea for finishing off the Tour de France — the Sunday “Ride into Paris” — is the same. Namely, Champagne, good food, good friends. When my wife Jan and I lived … Continue reading

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A four-hour lunch (with sticker shock)

When friends Keith and Kathy (K-2) were contemplating their recent trip here,  to see some of the Tour de France in person, we first did some long-distance planning. Among our decisions was that at least one Michelin-starred lunch was in … Continue reading

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