Some news from France LXXXXIIII

ça monte, I am back, ouiiii::: I will be out on business trips to Romania, Spain,and Mexico before end of month February, so be in and out.

I just want to tell you that the international rugby board has chosen Vannes for the world championshiop under 20, in the month of June. The first game is at the stade de la rabine in Vannes on June 5th New Zealand vs Fiji. The final will be played same venue on june 23rd. The venue at Vannes will host New Zealand, Fiji, Australia, Ireland, so welcome to the neighborhood. The team USA also at the world, will be base in pool play at La Roch sur Yon, and France will be there too together with South Africa,and England in what it looks at the group of death. More here http://www.irb.com/jwc/fixturesresults/index.html

More along my likes, its wines, yes the blood of our bodies, and we have great vintages all over the world.  There is a budget of 19 million Euros to defend the name of Champagne in the world. The latest is Ethiopia with a bubbly call Shampagne lol!!! More and more countries are signing on thus to respect the name, the latest is Brazil.  Canada and Chile will be the next to sign accords to prohibit the use of the word Champagne but only on Champagne. And I am having my bubbly tonite, early Valentine day for me with Tsarine Champagne of Reims, cuvée premium done by the Maison Chanoine Fréres the second oldest Champagne house doing it since 1730.  They name it after the Czar ‘wife of Russia for being the house biggest customers since the 19C. webpage http://www.champagnechanoine.com/indexF.html

Record vintage in California USA, record year in terms of volume and sales,with the chardonnay the biggest grape produce. Argentina is also on the rise this year with malbec and a huge increase in sales towards the USA.  China had a 7% increase in sales too and the wine is running full steam ahead,nothing better than a great glass of wine.

One of the most romantic nights in Paris its the bar 228 at the Hotel Meurice , a leyend in its own time, the bar is a classic, of my wonderful days in Paris. It was redone in 2007 by a certain Starck, and well I let you see it, but for Valentine 95€ per person with tasting of four different wines,,http://www.meuricehotel.fr/le-bar-228

Do you know that Paris has  82 marchés alimentaires or food markets  (including 13 covered) with 3 bio markets at  Batignolles, Brancusi and Raspail, all having a total of  9000 merchants non fixed.  The new one will by the porte d’Orléans , at boulevard Jourdan, between the streets of  Barboux and Farguet. It has been approved by the city of Paris, so check it out  next time in the area.

For a great Paris pizza, try Maria Luisa, 2 Rue Marie et louise, try the pizza blanche or pizza without sauce tomato. Tel +33 (0) 1 44 84 04 01, my citivox place at http://www.cityvox.fr/restaurants_paris/maria-luisa_200057704/Profil-Lieu

See something different and wonderful in Paris, musée Zadkine, 100 bis, rue d’Assas, a Russian artist in Paris early 20C, see webpage http://www.paris.fr/loisirs/musees-expos/musee-zadkine/p6471

well I will be away now, hopefully some new photos of far away places, some love places, to enrich my blog and your reading and viewing pleasures. Until then ,have a great week folks, that’s is all. Cheers.

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