Grape Harvest – A Good Year!
Coming back to France at the end of August with my kids is always a hectic time for me. I have three kids to get ready for school in somewhat disfavoring conditions . Physically, we are unable to sleep from 2 to 5 am due to the extended length of time in Pacific Costal Time (9 hours difference). Mentally, we are coming back with English at the tip of our tongues and struggling to make the switch. Adding to the fun is adjusting to our mostly dysfunctional house. Surrendering the house to my husband for two months always proves to give a few surprises upon return.
Did the Popes Drink Wine?
Do we owe it to the popes in Avignon for having such great wine in the Provence today? Some may debate and they certainly weren’t the first to establish the Provencal vineyards, but there is no denying that the popes concentrated much of their time and energy into elaborating the quality and quantity of wine in Provence.
From valley to hilltop in the Luberon
The Automne colors were just starting to turn when I had the privilege to take Larry and Kathy on a tour through the Luberon valleys and hilltops.
From their hotel near Gordes (La Bastide de Voulonne), we ventured to the first village just 10 minutes away. Oppede-le-Vieux.