Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles

Loulabelle's FrancoFiles Ep 58 - Harvest, drink, cook! Journey to the vineyards of France 🍇🍷

January 03, 2022 Lou Season 2 Episode 58
Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles
Loulabelle's FrancoFiles Ep 58 - Harvest, drink, cook! Journey to the vineyards of France 🍇🍷
Show Notes

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Episode 58 

I often wonder about the way I view French culture and consider how the things France is famous for might be viewed by the French!

Today I chatted to our fave French correspondent Sarah Zwick from Be My Guest Immersions about the French perspective of wine. Not the expert perspective but how wine is seen culturally by ordinary French citizens.

In this gorgeous petite "papotage" Sarah and I chat about the winemakers as artisans, a little about the history of wine in France, and we touch on the way the terroir is of profound importance.

Some people look upon French wine as just an investment. I have seen a couple of documentaries that showed how French wine is becoming increasingly popular as an investment purchase, but for me I love to savour and taste it too much to let it sit in the bottle forever! Somethings are worth more than money to me, and  the memories created with friends in France or even in Australia for that matter whilst sharing a bottle of wine are often in my opinion, priceless.

Regardless of me getting all emotionally connected to the wine, it's a huge industry in France with wine being enjoyed and sold all over the world and employs loads of people. Sarah has family friends with a vineyard and has worked with them before. I loved hearing her chat about that time and I now plan to be in France for les vendanges, the harvest. After a couple of hours work in the morning the workers have a second breakfast with un verre du vin rouge!  

So settle in with a verre du vin rouge ou blanc and join us for a little journey to the vineyards of France!


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