Tag Archives: France

The sixth annual Blog Birthday Bash

This here blog has been around for six years already. The actual date was August third, but that passed rather eventless. However, last Saturday was the annual barbecue-and-booze celebration. I made the fairly predictable huge hunks of pork again, although … Continue reading

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Armagnac: Baron Gaston Legrand, 1995, 40% (and a wrap up)

The ninth and final Armagnac from the bottle share is another Bas Armagnac, like the Laballes and the Tariquet from a couple of days ago. I didn’t overly like those drinks, even though Bas Armagnac is supposedly the better terroir … Continue reading

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Armagnac: Saint Christeau 1950 and 1938

The Saint Christeau Armagnac was varying from 1990 back to 1938. I initially planned to stretch that time span further, between 1995 and 1934. Unfortunately these two were not available anymore and I settled for the others. Whichever way you … Continue reading

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Armagnac: Saint Christeau 1940 & 1987

The intention of the bottle share was to do only Armagnacs from the Saint Christeau brand, but as it turned out the shop had some stock issues and couldn’t deliver, or find, the bottles I ordered. Hence the switch to … Continue reading

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Armagnac bottle share: Saint Christeau from Distillerie Gilbert Miclo

So, while we’re at it, I was talking about getting interested in other boozes, like Armagnac and Sake. I have yet to get into the Sake shtick, but I am following through with that Armagnac bottle share. I know of a … Continue reading

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Michel Couvreur 12 year old whisky, 43%

Ever since I was at Michel Couvreur in Burgundy last year I’ve had sort of a fascination for the brand. How this came to result in no bottles bought except for a four year old grain whisky, I don’t know. … Continue reading

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Candid, 49% – Michel Couvreur

This summer during our family holiday I gave my wife and kid an afternoon off from me and during that short period I went to Bouze-les-Beaune to visit the cellars of Michel Couvreur. The company that is, since the man … Continue reading

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Altore, 40%

About a year and a half ago I blogged about the Altore Moresca Reserve Finish. One of two of a ‘Corsican’ whisky you can more or less just buy on the island. Corsican is between quotation marks because the whisky … Continue reading

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Blog Birthday Bash #4

Last Saturday was the day of this wee blog’s fourth birthday party. Not the actual 4th birthday but due to pregnancy and the lack of planning thereof we pulled that forward a little bit. As said in the announcement post … Continue reading

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Absinthe: A Myth Always Green – Benoît Noël, Peter Verte, Artémis

Another book I read during my holiday in France. It seemed appropriate. First, to get this off my mind: I don’t believe the writers used their own names. It seems unlikely someone is actually named Artemis, and then the combination … Continue reading

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