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Posted in pictures, Travel with tags , , on February 20, 2016 by xi'an

The chocolate factory gone up in smoke

Posted in Kids, Running with tags , , , on September 30, 2014 by xi'an

There was a major fire near my house yesterday with many fire-engines rushing by and a wet smoke smell lingering by the whole night. As I found out during my early morning run, the nearby chocolate factory had completely burned. Actually, sixteen  hours after the beginning of the fire, the building was still smouldering, with a dozen fire-engines yet on site and huge hoses running on adjacent streets. A fireman told me the fire had started from an electric spark and that the entire  reserves had been destroyed. This is quite sad, as hitting a local business and a great chocolate maker, Patrick Roger. I do not know whether or not the company will survive this disaster, but if you happen to come by one of the shops in Paris or Brussels, drop in and buy some chocolates! For the taste of it and as a support.

Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh

Posted in Wines with tags , , on December 7, 2010 by xi'an

Another Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh, a wee on the light side but mellow enough to accompany broken bits of a dark chocolate X’mas (10 meter) tree, purchased at the nearby Patrick Roger‘s chocolate workshop during an open day this weekend…

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