Sunday, November 21, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
"Miam ... Miam, Quick get him on the phone! " I said after the first smell ... le nez ... was interesting, complex, yet simple,and le gout had hints of blackberries, honey, smokey ... in other words, it was delicious - a 2006 Irancy. I was not familiar with Irancy, never had I seen it at my local wine shop. "He will be happy to see you anytime over the weekend, just give a call before you arrive." How simple, how nice, how I was looking forward to our trip to Irancy the next day. The ride was a bit longer than I had thought, and the roads were a bit narrower than was comfortable at times ... tractors tend to own these roads, as they should ...
"You have arrived at your destination", Mme. Navigator informed us. We stared down over this beautiful valley, sunset just beginning, and marveled at the view in front of us.
Now onto taste some wine! PPxx
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
With the excitement of getting away, I forgot that it was a "fete" in France, thus all would be closed ... so our smiles turned upside down as we drove along seeing everything closed up tight ... no baguette, no petit supermarche, no wine, no nothing ... so, with a determination to make it thru the evening on 2 apples and a half bottle of wine, few chips and half a sandwich I didn't eat at lunch, we arrived at Tivauche. The owners, Bill and Jenny, welcomed us, let us in ... and sheepishly we asked about any stores open nearby .... ? With a wide smile and shining eyes, they said follow us... In 10 minutes we were loaded down with homemade bread, pasta, ratatouille, cereal, goat's milk, and TWO bottles of wine from Irancy (which leads to another story...) A warmer welcome I have never had before ....
|One of the criteria ...|
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
This is a familiar view for me ... and I will miss it while I am gone. Luckily , Mr. T can keep a watch for me, just to make sure all is OK across the way. It is interesting how in days gone by, this closeness would have really annoyed me, this "vis-a-vis" as it is called, would have been enough to force me to complain loudly that "I have no privacy!" but, for some reason, here, in this place, I just don't mind. I appreciate it, and I wait to see someone move about over there. I feel as though I am a small part of something bigger, and I am secure in that feeling.
Its a lovely vue. One I will miss, but not forever...