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Getting Over the Stigma of Boxed Wine in France

Getting Over the Stigma of Boxed Wine in France

  Boxed wine is no longer your grandmother’s boxed wine! Boxed wine was developed in Australia in the 1970s. The wine inside of the box is stored in a bladder that is not exposed to air, meaning that the wine may last up to a few weeks instead of a few days. When you think [...]

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Student Chateau Tour

Student Chateau Tour

Before the end of 2009, Brian and I took a group of students to visit Chateau Val Joanis in the Luberon Valley of Provence. This winery is where parts of the movie French Kiss, with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline, were filmed. This was a trip down memory lane for me, as Dominic and I [...]

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The Origin of the Word “Honeymoon”

The Origin of the Word “Honeymoon”

Did you know that the term “honeymoon” has associations with wine? It is thought that the word “honeymoon” comes from a tradition dating all the way back to ancient Babylon. For the month after the wedding, the groom was supplied with all of the mead (honey, water, and yeast) that he could drink by his new father-in-law. [...]

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