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Féchy Fête

SWITZERLAND | Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | Views [408]

When I think wine, I don't think Switzerland. I think Italy, France, and California. But, lo and behold, the vineyards of France are just an arbitrary political border away, and grapevines know no such bounds. The climate that produces globally lauded ... Read more >

Tags: europe, grape harvest, party, small towns, switzerland, wine, wine festival

Rolle: Inauguration de la Grand-rue

SWITZERLAND | Sunday, 13 Sep 2015 | Views [351]

There is a lot to be said for the size of a place. Rolle is small - not a city, but not a village, either. It is situated between the much larger, cosmopolitan cities of Lausanne and Geneva. With a population of 6,000, Rolle is best known for its placement ... Read more >

Tags: europe, small towns, swiss pride, switzerland, wine

La France Profonde

FRANCE | Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | Views [501]

Soggy clumps of the floral wallpaper fall onto my forearm as I shove the paint scraper upward against the wall. The muted green and pastel pink pattern, once so popular decades ago, now gives way to the soft, white plaster beneath it.  "Shit," ... Read more >

Tags: culture, dinner parties, food, france, french, french food, language, soup, wine

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