Wine, Two Year Old and the Beach

I have a mix of photos, some left from our trip to Bordeaux.

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I wrote a bit about this on Facebook. It’s a photo of some bottles in a window of Ott Rose, said to be the best by many in the States. It is more expensive than wines I usually buy. I just as happy with a 4 Euro bottle to tell the truth with my discriminating taste. I asked a wine expert in a Parisian wine shop if it was the best and he shook his head and pointed to another bottle and said it was better. Ott just has really good marketing. Ott is a Provencal wine by the way by way of an immigrant from Germany. Marketing seems to be the way in many areas-just look at Louis Vuitton and its prices for instance.

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A huge bottle of rose from Aix that I was surprised to see in a Bordeaux bar.

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Alone for an hour with a two year old who only speaks French. The hardest part is that he’s two, actually. I have collected many toy trucks and cars through the years so I can keep most boys entertained for quite a while. And then there is the beach of course. He is Maurice’s grandson and we are having him with us for a few days. Oh, the energy of a two year old! Plus, he is learning to use the toilet and wants to give it a go every 30 minutes.

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I was trying to get a magical shot of the water, the birds and the light this morning on my run but the sun wouldn’t co-operate and my lens isn’t good for what I want. I’m going to check out the one you can get for iphones one of these days.

4 thoughts to “Wine, Two Year Old and the Beach”

  1. And what was the better wine? We got a mixed case of roses and one of them was expensive in a lovely shaped bottle. At first we judged it like the less expensive sipping wines and it wasn’t the same. The next night it had presented itself as a lovely complex rose – not one you would have with socca as we do with the others. We appreciated the “special-ness” of it but I really like the less expensive ones – maybe because that’s what we expect.

    1. I didn’t do a side by side comparison. I wish I could do a blind test. I liked the bottle of Ott that a friend gave us once but I couldn’t tell the difference in quality between it and my usual 4 Euros bottle from the grocery store. Another wine I like, a white one, is Chablis but even the cheaper bottles are over 8 or 9 Euros at the store so I usually go for a cheaper white. (Can you tell I’m cheap?) We often drink a white called Entre Duex Mer , a great tasting one, from the Bordeaux region. Well, as you can see, I am no expert. I just know what I like.

      1. We are cheap too. There are plenty of good wines at affordable prices – particularly in France. We had some 4 and 5 euro wines in Paris that were very good. My husband has worked in various wine stores and he found price is no indication of drinkability. Drink what YOU like – you are your own expert.

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