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Domaine Vaquer [côtes du Roussillon]

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2019 by xi'an

Saint Félis [Terrasses du Larzac]

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2019 by xi'an

Cerise

Posted in Travel, University life, Wines with tags , , , , , , on June 20, 2016 by xi'an

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Domaine de Mortiès [in the New York Times]

Posted in Mountains, Travel, Wines with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2015 by xi'an

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“I’m not sure how we found Domaine de Mortiès, an organic winery at the foothills of Pic St. Loup, but it was the kind of unplanned, delightful discovery our previous trips to Montpellier never allowed.”

Last year,  I had the opportunity to visit and sample (!) from Domaine de Mortiès, an organic Pic Saint-Loup vineyard and winemaker. I have not yet opened the bottle of Jamais Content I bought then. Today I spotted in The New York Times a travel article on A visit to the in-laws in Montpellier that takes the author to Domaine de Mortiès, Pic Saint-Loup, Saint-Guilhem-du-Désert and other nice places, away from the overcrowded centre of town and the rather bland beach-town of Carnon, where she usually stays when visiting. And where we almost finished our Bayesian Essentials with R! To quote from the article, “Montpellier, France’s eighth-largest city, is blessed with a Mediterranean sun and a beautiful, walkable historic centre, a tourist destination in its own right, but because it is my husband’s home city, a trip there never felt like a vacation to me.” And when the author mentions the owner of Domaine de Mortiès, she states that “Mme. Moustiés looked about as enthused as a teenager working the checkout at Rite Aid”, which is not how I remember her from last year. Anyway, it is fun to see that visitors from New York City can unexpectedly come upon this excellent vineyard!

Domaine Ollier Taillefer [Faugères]

Posted in Travel, Wines with tags , , , , , , on October 20, 2014 by xi'an

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Domaine Gauby, Les Calcinaires

Posted in Wines with tags , , , , , on November 20, 2013 by xi'an

Saint Christol white & red

Posted in Travel, Wines with tags , , , , , , on September 20, 2013 by xi'an

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