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Burgundy life Uncorked

Burgundy Life Uncorked

St Vincent

January 19, 2012 by Burgundy Request

St Vincent’s day is almost upon us, January the 22nd to be exact and the traditional day for the pruning of the vineyards to start.  Last year I wrote about… Read more…

Categories: Wine Tasting

Admin Help

November 1, 2011 by Burgundy Request

Well, all the usual jolly post has been dropping through our letter boxes after the summer holidays, impot sur le revenu, taxe d’habitation and taxe fonciere and for those of… Read more…

Categories: Admin

Flights to Dijon

May 6, 2011 by Burgundy Request

Hooray, Dijon Airport is back on the map!  From Monday 6th of June Eastern Airways will be running flights 3 times a week into Dijon from – Southampton?  Have a… Read more…

Categories: Burgundy, Dijon, Flights, Travel

Portes Ouvertes

April 17, 2011 by Burgundy Request

Oh how I love this time of year, the evenings are lighter, the days are getting warmer and this year the sun is shining already.  Everyone in Burgundy is coming… Read more…

French or English Artisans?

April 11, 2011 by Burgundy Request

It seems that renovation is the topic of the day, Spring has sprung, the pound is looking up and jobs around the house and garden that have been put off… Read more…

Categories: Burgundy, Renovations

Junior Gourmandes

March 4, 2011 by Burgundy Request

Food is taken very seriously in France.  It may be changing in the cities where apparently France is one of the major growth countries for McDonalds but here in la… Read more…

Categories: Burgundy, Children, Food, School

Wine Tasting in Burgundy (Part 1)

February 20, 2011 by Burgundy Request

Presumably you are reading this page as you either live in Burgundy or are intending to live here at some point.  Maybe you are planning a holiday either here or… Read more…

Vous Avez Raison

February 11, 2011 by Burgundy Request

They are not words you are likely to hear very often from a Frenchman, let alone the Hôtel des Impôts, however the power you feel when you do is exhilarating…. Read more…

Categories: Burgundy, Impôts, Renovations

‘Habitable’ Houses in Burgundy

February 3, 2011 by Burgundy Request

Well, it’s finally happening!  Four years after moving to Burgundy from the Alpes, stage two of the renovation is going to take place.  Let’s face it; I’m married to someone… Read more…

Categories: Burgundy, Renovations

Burgundian Hospitality

February 1, 2011 by Burgundy Request

What a way to start 2011! After being invited to participate in the St Vincent celebrations in the prestigious wine village of St Aubin in the Côte de Beaune, it… Read more…