Archive for the Tag 'Burgundy'

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Touring a Chateau, Don’tcha Know, Inside and Out ~ Château des Capitans Juliénas of Beaujolais

In an effort to pay homage to all of the wineries and vineyards visited last July in France, I continue with my experiences, as a guest of both Les Vins Georges Duboeuf and Château Roubine. This story started in Northern Beaujolais, scheduled by Georges Duboeuf. The black and mustard-yellow, decorative roof (in this photo) is […]

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The Richebourg Affair, by Novelist R.M. Cartmel

A book of “who done it” in France’s Burgundy region of Nuits-Saint-Georges… It is the first in a series of two novels of “Not all is at it seems in the peaceful vineyards of Burgundy…” The Richebourg Affair ~ R.M. Cartmel’s first mystery novel The Charlemagne Connection ~ R.M. Cartmel’s second mystery novel I flip […]

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The Charlemagne Connection, by Novelist R.M. Cartmel

If I were writing my own autobiography, I might have come up with this title, The Charlemagne Connection. Direct descendant of Charlemagne, including his first born Pepin the Short Pepin born from Charlemagne’s first wife, and heir to the throne This genealogy led to Kings of Scot Which lead to the Reverend William Blackstone, who […]

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The real wine scandal in the hit TV show “Scandal”

Okay, I have a love/hate relationship with the show “Scandal.” The intrigue, I love. The fast talking is like a bad Seinfeld episode…

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Unfiltered, unfined, and downright gorgeous, Shoe Shine Wines

I asked my PSILY members for their Petite Sirah Rosés, so I could do a tasting of Petite Rosés for the Holidays. Martha Barra (Barra of Mendocino) sent an Email to me to tell me that they didn’t have a Rosé, but the blog posting was a good idea… Yeah, I thought so, too. Then, […]

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My Perfect Dream Cellar… A Girl Can Dream, Right?

If I were to fill a perfect wine cellar,  I’d begin with three cases of wine. With no price restrictions, this is my dream cellar. I’d begin with high end collectibles. I wouldn’t fill a cellar with everyday wines, either… That’s what my refrigerator and wine rack are for. Here are are my top collectibles […]