Category Archives: Château d’Assas

Subsidizing French vineyards for the future

Last week I profiled Marion Pla, winemaker of Domaine Marion Pla in the Languedoc in southern France.  She had told me about wanting to make white wine and having to buy new land that already had white wine grapes growing … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season for (savory) cookies

The holiday season brings back remembrances of all sorts of foods.  One of my childhood memories is of making cheese ravioli on Christmas eve with my family, then storing them on baking sheets in the cold garage overnight to cook … Continue reading

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A family history in paper and stone — and now, wine

Making wine is often a family business.  For a lot of First Vine’s producers, the vineyards and wineries have been in the family for a century or more.   And something about growing up growing grapes and making wine seems to … Continue reading

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We don’t always believe it, but one person can make a difference

Before the holidays I wrote a post about our trip to France with my Dad to visit the village where he lived during part of the war.  Many of you have written that I left you hanging about what happened … Continue reading

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