c’est comme ça

The only thing I know about Ireland, from empirical evidence, is that it has free wifi.  And high expectations as to what sleepy travellers can accomplish in an hour, as long as passing through customs, security and catching your next flight are all part of the recommended itinerary. Suffice it to say, I was both wide awake and out of breath at 06:00 Dublin time (01:00 Toronto time) when I boarded the plane that would take me on to my final destination. Read More

great grapes are not born great, they grow great

This is one offer you won't refuse

This is one offer you can’t refuse

I’m misquoting the Godfather here but the recipe for greatness in men is not so different from the recipe for greatness in wine. Well, there’s a little more to it… science, I suspect, a little sun and rain, and a certain je ne sais quoi imbued by each individual winemaker.  Anyhoodle, ask me again in two years; once I have my Masters in Winemaking, I’ll know for sure!

I almost named this post “the grapes of wrath” to describe my thus-far frustrated long-distance apartment search in Bordeaux. For the first time in… ever… my apartment hunting resume is not a clarion call to high quality landlords and fascinating potential roommates to come running and implore me to pick them.  It’s probably my mechanical French throwing them off (…Je suis une étudiante canadienne. J’aime du vin. Je parle comme un robot, mais je vous promets que je ne suis pas ça.  bip boop.), but I’m sure my sunny personality will win(e) them over when I am there in person in just over a month!

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