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Is Champagne Making a Comeback? The Champagnes of Armand de Brignac

Is Champagne Making a Comeback? The Champagnes of Armand de Brignac

I was invited to attend a Champagne tasting at the Beverly Hills Hotel in the esteemed boardroom for a select group of wine collectors, distributors and writers to celebrate the release of Armand de Brignac’s latest cuvée – Assemblage. I especially love these events because […]

Empty Nest Travels: Visiting a Cooking School in Burgundy, France

Empty Nest Travels: Visiting a Cooking School in Burgundy, France

I’m an adventure traveler. Or I should say a foodie adventure traveler. I love exploring new places through the food. So when I was invited to spend a week in Burgundy France at a cooking school, I jumped at the opportunity. I’d be learning classic […]

A Week of Classic French Cookery Training

A Week of Classic French Cookery Training

UK native Katherine Frelon has turned her passions for cooking and teaching into a business with benefits. With no formal training, Katherine cut her so-called culinary teeth working on luxury French barges, learning to prepare world-class food in often tight quarters with limited resources. But more […]

Why I need to live in France

Why I need to live in France

  Or Italy. Or Spain. The point is, I need to live in Europe. Most people think I’m crazy. What? Why would you leave the comforts of home? The place where you know how things work?  But to me, that’s precisely the attraction of living […]

Provence Truffle and Wine Weekends

Provence Truffle and Wine Weekends

Provence has been on my “to do” list for quite some time now. Italy is my comfort place so when I’m needing a European vacation fix, I usually end up Umbria or Tuscany. But I’ve promised myself that France, specifically Provence, should be next on my […]


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