Provence – Le Charmel Rose, 2019

Provence – Le Charmel Rose, 2019

Provence - Le Charmel Rosé 2019 by Janie Master Mel and I have 50% of our hearts still in Provence.   Every time we drive south from Paris we start to grin like silly lovers when we get south of Montelimar into the sunshine of Provence. We have lived there for a third...
Thanksgiving Alternatives

Thanksgiving Alternatives

Thanksgiving Alternatives by Janie Master Turkey Again?! It’s that time! Want to think of something different this Thanksgiving?  Roasting a turkey is all very well if you have enough people to finish it.  Turkey leftovers deserve a cookery book to themselves –...
Houston

Houston

Houston by Janie Master Doesn’t everyone want to be in Houston in July?!!!  For us, the whole point of going to Houston IN JULY was to taste our Le Charmel, Tiamo and Tortoise Creek wines with our Texas distributor, Pioneer Wine, and give our wonderful sales reps a...
Harry Cipriani Finger Sandwiches

Harry Cipriani Finger Sandwiches

Harry Cipriani Finger Sandwiches by Janie Master Harry’s Bar was opened in 1931 in Venice by bartender Giuseppe Cipriani. The story goes that a young man from Boston, named Harry Pickering had been frequenting the Hotel Europa in Venice, where Giuseppe Cipriani...
California Trip 2018

California Trip 2018

California Trip 2018 by Janie Master Amazing, indeed, that you can drive through the snow and slush for an hour to Boston – get into a fragile silver tube for 5 hours and then get into another car and drive past hedges of flaming bougainvillea, trees dripping with...