François Morel speaks english sur france inter

C’est merveilleux ! Ca décomplexe de son anglais et au passage François (décidément y’en a des François !) se moque un peu, beaucoup, de la tendance à penser que la France est un pays de sauvage.
Et finalement, l’un comme l’autre, affublé d’un tel accent, se comprennent !
Pourtant, sous cette couche d’humour, je ne peux m’empêcher de penser que ce propos de François Morel reflète certainement une part de vérité. Avons-nous compris que résister seuls c’est s’éteindre ? On ne peut pas ignorer les mécanismes d’un monde qui évoluent avec ou sans nous. Savoir ou non se faire comprendre, partout sur cette planète, c’est l’enjeu.
Le monde du vin que l’on pourrait caricaturer au maximum selon ce bon principe qu’un paysan ne sort pas de sa campagne démontre qu’au contraire, la France peut réagir, exporter, défendre ses positions et réussir !!!

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The Winemakers Show is in France : Join them on Facebook and Win Some Wine for the Holidays!

I’m just pasting on this post a message I received this morning about « The WineMakers Show » :

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Join the show’s producers on Facebook and take the “Rhone Valley Crossfire Challenge” starting December 10th, 2010 at 3:00PM EST.

Everyday for 30 days the producers will post a series of riddles about the Rhone Valley and its wines. The first person to solve the riddle and post their answer to the show’s Facebook page will win a $25 gift certificate at participating wine retailers and accessory manufacturers. Click here to learn more.

Part “Top Chef”, part “The Apprentice”, The Winemakers takes 12 people from all walks of life and gives them an opportunity to make their wildest dreams come true, to create and launch their own wine label and earn the title of The Winemaker. Season II airs nationwide in 2011.

Family friendly apartments in Pezenas, Languedoc


In the heart of the historic town of Pezenas a former 18th century convent has been tastefully converted into four holiday apartments for weekly rentals.

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As you walk through the walled garden the magnificent stone building that greets you gives no hint of what lies within its walls. Pass through the gracious arched, French windows and you’re met my spacious, open plan salons, light and airy and furnished comfortably, with dining tables that seat 6-8, club chairs, leather sofas, and exquisite hand-crafted chandeliers. Fully equipped kitchens, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, etc, are neatly tucked into the corner. Ground floors also have easy access toilet facilities.

The mezzanine provides a recluse with television, DVD player and radio, there is also a sofa-bed which turns it into an extra bedroom.

On the second floors there are two double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. They enjoy garden views and adding to their attraction are antique furnishings and large marble fireplaces. With their subtle and unique decors these bedrooms provide a restful atmosphere.

Each apartment opens onto a private sunny terrace featuring a garden table and chairs for outdoor dining. They spill onto a large, Mediterranean garden with palm trees and mature plants and a wood-fence protected swimming pool. The 9×6 metre pool is cleaned by oxygen active elements which eliminate the need for chlorine, and is equipped with a jet stream for the delights of children and teenagers.

The child-friendly features of the apartments make them attractive to families as well as groups of friends seeking to enjoy a holiday together all the while having separate accommodations. These comfortable apartments boast a central location so you can walk to the local bakery, tourist office and the many restaurants in the heart of town.

A wifi network and beach towels are available.

Click here to see more information on official website of couvent des ursulines.

More information about Pezenas, in english on this link.