Off We Go … Nous Voilà

So here I am in Queens, waiting for Lyft[1] to take me to the airport. Clearly it’s time to brush up on my French. I figured I’d get the basics down before I head over to Bordeaux. Here’s what I’ve mastered so far:

  • Wine – le vin[2]
  • I love wine – i aime le vin[3]
  • I am a wine blogger – je suis un blogueur du vin
  • Yes – Oui
  • Please – s’il vous plaît
  • Thank You – Merci
  • Water – eau
  • Happy – joyeux or content
  • Hungry – affamé
  • Tired – fatigue
  • Bathroom – la salle de bain
  • Good evening – Bonsoir[4]

I think I’ll be fine.[5]File Apr 01, 6 00 43 PM

This is going to be a crazy week, full of wine, chateaus, adventures and new wine friends. A total of six bloggers are currently en route to Bordeaux to participate in Primeurs 2015[6] with Millesima and Bernard Magrez. Those in the know are saying the vintage is shaping up to be a good one. Be sure to check out my fellow participants[7]: Vinopedia, Edvin, Please Bring Me My Wine, Rockin Red Blog and Texas Wine Lover.

The schedule for the week is jam packed. We’re doing a million things, like going on a walking tour of Bordeaux, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, tastings at Chateau d’Yquem and Chateau Pape Clément, we’re even blending our own wine! I’m so excited!

THANK YOU to everyone who voted to send me on this awesome journey. You’ll be right there with me as I soak up this experience. I’ll be updating on the regular on Instagram and Twitter and I hope to get a few blog posts in too. Stop by, say hi and let me know what you think!food-wine-pairing-winner

Lyft’s almost here, wish me luck!

À bientôt[8]! #FancyinFrancey

Lawyer Footnotes
[1] If you want $5 off your first ten rides, click here. Note: I thought I was getting a free $50. I mean, technically I am. But just not all at once. #thatshowtheygetcha
[2] Pronounced kinda like va.
[3] Even with the translator I don’t know how to say this.
[4] Pronounced bone swa. This is by far my favorite word. It just rolls off the tongue. Morning, noon and night.
[5] I’m thinking this guide will come in very handy.
[6] That’s the week where wine journalists gather in Bordeaux to taste the 2015 vintage straight out of the barrel.
[7] And new WFFL. Wine Friends For Life. #hashtag
[8] That means “See you soon!”

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