As I pen this week’s column, the result of the French election has just come over the wire. Emmanuel Macron’s victory, for the moment, has stemmed the tide of the populist party. But the influence of Marine Le Pen’s party in French politics has yet to unfold. What does the future hold for France as a nation and as an influential member of the European Union?
Of course, as a wine writer, my thoughts have now shifted beyond the political turmoil in France to the social changes that have been transforming the nation in recent years – especially the eating and drinking habits amongst the populace.It seems that the once enviable French lifestyle is beginning to unravel [ . . . ]
Celebrity divorces are just like any other: children must be cared for, finances sorted, and the fate of your $60 million French vineyard determined. As Brangelina continues to bifurcate, Us Weekly reports that the couple otherwise known as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have decided to sell Château Miraval, the 1,200-acre property in Correns, France, which served as both the site of their 2014 wedding and the home base for their signature wine.