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Overlooking the Vineyards in Hautvilliers. Frances Champagne district..

Splash, Bubble, Fizz – The Champagne Region

 by Deirdre Frost     Captivated by the rolling hills, forests and patchwork of vineyards full of lush grapevines, my journey to the Champagne Region of France is heightened by the sounds, sights, and smells of the spectacular countryside as the train travels from Paris to the Champagne-Ardennes.   This adventure is heightened by the …

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Lavender Fields - Fortress Gardens in front of the Hotel Dieu

Famous Burgundy Wine Route: Guide to the Best Wine

                                                      by Deirdre Frost…… We came to this famous wine region to deepen our understanding and appreciation of some of the best wine produced in the world. Beaune, we soon discover, is a bustling town with a decidedly sophisticated rural ambiance located in the very heart of the French countryside. Beneath medieval ramparts and former cloistered …

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What’s More American Than A Bowl of Campbell’s Tomato Soup?

Gilt brass tureen By Jim Weaver Winterthur, the former country estate of  Henry Francis du Pont near Wilmington, Delaware, now a renowned museum and garden, is home to the nation’s premiere collection of American decorative arts.  It is also where you’ll find one of the world’s finest collections of soup tureens, the Campbell Collection.   In …

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