Tag: vineyards


Bicycling in Provence: A Very Sad Au Revoir

By Maggie LaCoste Provence is a very easy place to fall in love with, and a very difficult place to leave. Four days here was only enough time to confirm that I should have planned on staying no less than a couple of weeks! Even though it never rains here in the summer, it rained


What To Do On A Rainy Day In Saint-Emilion

By Maggie LaCoste Day 4 of the rain. We decided to not let it deter us since we leave here for Languedoc tomorrow.  Don’t know if others would do the same, so am sending along some ideas of things to do on a rainy day(many of which I also did today)! 1. Linger at breakfast,


Tasting The Wines of France At Vinexpo in Bordeaux

By Maggie LaCoste When I discovered that my short stay in Bordeaux would coincide with Vinexpo, I thought it would be a great opportunity for me to attend and learn more about French wines for my new guidebook series.  Although the show is only open to wine trade professionals, I had the opportunity to attend


A Bicycling Trip to France Takes Shape

By Maggie LaCoste If there is one common theme running through my upcoming bicycling trip, it would be three of my favorite things: wine, food and market days!  In the wine department, I’ll begin my trip in the vineyards of the Medoc on the Atlantic Coast, follow them to Saint Emilion, then along the Canal


Bicycling the Loire: Chambord to Blois to Montlivault

By Maggie LaCoste Even though it was a dreary morning, Chambord totally glistened with the first morning light. We walked around the chateaux this morning before any tour groups arrived. I am still as amazed at Chambord as I was the first time I saw it. Love it or not, Chambord is one incredible place.  Spending the night here was