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Local History: Near Aubeterre Stands Touvent The Manor Where Mitterrand Learned his Latin

Local History: Near Aubeterre Stands Touvent The Manor Where Mitterrand Learned his Latin

Stand at the window in this more than a century-old kitchen (below), gaze across two hectares of gently sloping fields and listen… Listen for a faint echo. It could be that of a young male voice obediently reciting a page of Latin nouns intently absorbed during one of the Abbot Marcelin’s lessons covering such intricacies […]

Can Wine Worshippers Tolerate Screw Caps

Can Wine Worshippers Tolerate Screw Caps

Would anyone sip and savour a $40,000 Jéroboam of Dom Perignon White Gold whose bouchon went “clik” rather than “blop”? The cork industry, discharging double barrels in its fight to the death with synthetic “cappers”, sincerely hopes true wine lovers will resoundingly choose “le blop”. Indeed the industry might be asking (but hasn’t) what self-respecting […]

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