A Tribute to Solitude – and Viognier (#MWWC26)

  This post is my contribution to the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge (#MWWC26), a chance for us wine writers to remember that, although we are driven by our passion for wine, we actually quite enjoy the writing aspect, too.  Each month we tackle a different theme; this month it’s Solitude.  So here goes . . . .   Let me begin by stating for the … Continue reading A Tribute to Solitude – and Viognier (#MWWC26)

Tour de France by the Glass 2016: Stage Fourteen, Montélimar to Villars-le-Dombes/Parc des Oiseaux

Race Profile The peloton has had a day to recover from the chaos of Stage Twelve and its three-bike pile-up in the last kilometer.  (In case you missed it, click here.)  Friday put them through an individual time trial, which Tom Dumoulin won handily and, which left the overall GC standings pretty well intact.  Saturday’s stage will probably be the last hurrah for the sprinters … Continue reading Tour de France by the Glass 2016: Stage Fourteen, Montélimar to Villars-le-Dombes/Parc des Oiseaux

Tour de France by the Glass 2016 – Stage 1

Le Grand Départ:  Mont-Saint-Michel to Utah Beach/Saint-Marie-du-Mont History After starting last year’s Tour in the Netherlands, race organizers decided to kick off the 2016 Tour de France in one of the most iconic French spots, the Mont-Saint-Michel.  While you might not remember the name, you would most definitely recognize the image: an island mountain off the coast of Normandy, dominated by a gothic monastery carved … Continue reading Tour de France by the Glass 2016 – Stage 1