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November 17, 2011 in France Wine / (0) comments

Machu Picchu, Peru

If red wine is best enjoyed aged, and always served at room temperature, then Beaujolais Nouveau is the ultimate exception to the rules, and a highly celebrated exception at that! At one minute past midnight, on the third Thursday of November, the wine world erupts in a frenzy to distribute, serve and ultimately enjoy a taste of the new vintage.… Read More

June 24, 2011 in Culinary France / (0) comments

Machu Picchu, Peru

Recently Chris Skilling, our Director of Worldwide Product, was inspired by a typical Provencal meal prepared by VBT Trip Leader Vero.  Check out his post below. “Food is my religion!” exclaimed Vero as we discussed the prevalence of processed food. Even in France.  “Never in my home,” she offered up.  We were in her garden, behind her home in Avignon.… Read More

May 12, 2011 in Culinary France / (0) comments

Machu Picchu, Peru

If anyone knows crepes, it’s VBT Burgundy Trip Leader Sophie. After all, one cannot grow up in western France, between Burgundy and the Loire Valley, without loving this distinctly French culinary specialty. In fact, she considers crepes her “comfort food.” As a child in the village of Chateaubriant, she helped prepare various savory and sweet fillings for her mother’s delicate… Read More


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