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November is the kick off month for distillation. After the harvest time, distillation is a magic moment as well. In the vineyards, last fireworks in  golden and brown colors take place before winter, a great inspiration for pictures… and many business travels this month, visits in museum, so as  a stroll in Pays Basque for week end, as we love this place.

Continue reading November in the heart of a golden autumn

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As for many of us, september means “back to work”. Fortunately we live in a so lovely countryside in Charente, that with sunny and warm weather, it seemed to be still holidays time in cognac vineyards …  A lot of nice things to do and to see, and first of all, the famous “circuit des remparts d’Angoulême”. A race in the town for classic and vintage cars, and the opportunity for a car stroll the day before in cognac vineyards and charente landscape for many drivers, a lot of them coming from abroad each year. Continue reading September in cognac vineyards, the indian summer

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Last business week before the holidays, and we enjoy a lot  the long summer evenings, dinning  outside with friends and talking of this and that… It seems that we live 2 days in one…

In the vineyards, the winegrowers work in the morning time, when the temperature is not too hot. Frederic explains us the trimming and weeding operations. What better than small videos to understand…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZCl3x-ZJHY&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTPjaRzbhg8&feature=youtu.be

 

Continue reading Back on a bright august in cognac… and Tuscany

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After a grey and rainy june,  rather unusal for the season, july came with sun and heat  in its luggages.

First musical moment of the summertime in the region,  the Cognac Blues Passion Festival. International blues, rock-pop headliners came in Cognac, such as  emerging young artists,  playing  in  the starry night.  Iggy Pop, Marianne Faithfull, The Cranberries…. were present for this edition.  It means for me that holidays are not so far right now. Continue reading Musical july in cognac

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