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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 11, 2015: Fruit of the Vine

GarryRF ·
Hi Paul. Just curious. Would an outdoor wine tasting be permissible in the US? I always find events like this to be so civilised. Folks just mixing and tasting locally produced food and wine. No one over indulging and a beautiful way to enjoy a summers day making new friends.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 11, 2015: Fruit of the Vine

PHeymont ·
We have a lot of different state and local laws, so, as they say, Your Mileage May Vary. Since New York is a significant wine-producer, it may be a bit easier here, and in summer there are several wine producers sampling at our local Greenmarket
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 11, 2015: Fruit of the Vine

GarryRF ·
I never knew that New York was a wine producer. I'll add that to my shopping list in August. Blossom Hill of California is a big seller here in the UK. Thank You !!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 11, 2015: Fruit of the Vine

PHeymont ·
The Finger Lakes area in the center of the state has long been a big white-wine producer; Taylor is originally from there. There's been a growing industry on Long Island in recent years, where sandy soil in some areas has been good to the grapes. On the whole, NY wines range from extraordinary to oversweet. And, of course, it's home to one of my guilty favorites: Manishewitz Concord Grape wine, kosher for Passover!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 11, 2015: Fruit of the Vine

GarryRF ·
Must look into this. I prefer sweet wines. Hate dry wines. Which I know is very unfashionable. But I do love asking guests to try my Italian "Martini. Asti Spumante. Sparkling Wine". I do enjoy converting people with an attitude to sweet wines !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

PHeymont ·
Aix is a favorite with us, even though we've spent only limited time there...but long enough to have posted a Picture of the Day featuring the local market , not far from the scene of your picture...it's really a great walking town.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

DrFumblefinger ·
An evocative image, Islandman, and no -- I can't think of any place this could be but France. Thanks for sharing the photo and the story behind it!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

Travel Rob ·
You sure captured France!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

HistoryDigger ·
Draws me in...and back to my days in Provence, too many years ago. Thanks for the reminder of France's southern beauty.
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Re: Wednesday Market, Saint-Remy-de-Provence

HistoryDigger ·
Oh yum! Makes me hungry for great French products. Let us know how the AirBnB apartment is.
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Re: Wednesday Market, Saint-Remy-de-Provence

PHeymont ·
Thanks! The produce was great, indeed. The apartment was also fine; a nice bedroom and living room with kitchenette in a building I believe Is 18th century but modernized. Two flights up, with an air conditioner, washer, dryer and a view directly into the market, and across to the main church in town. It’s two steps off the boulevards, inside the old town. For anyone who’s interested, here’s a link: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/883140 . It's listed at 40€ a night.
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Re: Wednesday Market, Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Marilyn Jones ·
A wonderful narrative and your photos are brilliant. I felt like I was there as I looked at all the different pictures of people, produce and products!
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Re: Wednesday Market, Saint-Remy-de-Provence

IslandMan ·
I love a good market, especially a French one!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 12, 2014: Market in Aix

DrFumblefinger ·
It's farmer's market day on TravelGumbo! Love the photos and story, PHeymont, thanks!
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De Cercle En Ellipse (Where Gumbo Was #221)

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo was found at De Cercle En Ellipse in Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 6: Chateau D'If, France's Alcatraz

PHeymont ·
The storied Chateau D’If sits on the small island of If,  just a short ferry ride from Marseille’s Vieux Port. Built originally (depending on your view) to defend Marseille from invasion or to keep Marseille under the king’s...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 11, 2015: Fruit of the Vine

PHeymont ·
  Many regions of France are known for their wines, and Provence is one of them, located at the lower end of the Rhone Valley. Some Provence vineyards ship far and wide; others are far more local, and go out of their way to promote locally....
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Wednesday Market, Saint-Remy-de-Provence

PHeymont ·
There are markets every day in Provence, with each town setting aside a day or two a week. Some are just food and necessities; others have large crafts areas and some markets are good sources of inexpensive clothing as well as designer clothing. One...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 17, 2014: Cobble Stone Square in Aix-en-Provence

IslandMan ·
       On a recent visit to Marseilles in southern France, we took a day trip by train to Aix-en-Provence. It was a pleasant 50 or so minute ride in a clean, comfortable and modern carriage, and the passing scenery of Provence was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 12, 2014: Market in Aix

PHeymont ·
 Even in winter, fresh produce at the daily market in Aix-en-Provence. Aix has markets for flowers, books and more on different days of the week—but the daily vegetable and fruit market in Pl. Richelme has been in operation since the 14th...
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