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21 virtual wine tastings hosted by vineyards, experts, and winemakers from around the world

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Getty Images Although states have continued phased reopenings, some states are experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 cases, and many people are still turning to online experiences for socializing.Wineries, winemakers, and wine connoisseurs are bringing the vineyards and tasting rooms straight to living rooms with virtual wine tastings.Many of the virtual tastings are free to join, and some ship wine r...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Kitchen, Home, Facebook, Instagram, California, France, Oregon, Alcohol, US, Trends, Catalonia, Features, New Zealand, Wine


Guest Post: Kathy Fraga

I’ve been a huge fan of Corey’s “Tongue in Cheek” for so long, I can’t even remember when we first connected. But I’m so happy that we did. From learning about how Corey first met her French Husband, getting acquainted with her California family and her children, and now a beautiful grandchild (!) to the enchanting images of the vintage, old and luxurious brocante treasures-to die for, seeing life through Corey’s eyes has been a joy. Much needed, especially now in these challenging times.  ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, New York, London, California, France, US, South America, Seattle, DOE, Steven, Corey, US Canada, Shiseido, CLE DE PEAU


Chateau Clarisse Wine

When I stayed at Villa Clarisse in Ile de Ré in September, I received a complimentary bottle of Chateau Clarisse wine. I brought it home with me and shared it with Vincent. We both really liked the taste of it and longed for more.   Last month I received an email from Chateau Clarisse announcing that James Suckling, a major wine critic and wine connoisseur, had reviewed a few vintages of Chateau Clarisse and gave them high marks, rating them from 90 to 94 out of a hundred.   The revie...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Etsy, France, Usps, Paris, Fuji, Bordeaux, Vincent, Olivia, Didier, Vieilles Vignes, James Suckling, Richard Nahem, Clarisse, Ile de Re


Facebook’s Oversight Board announces first batch of cases, will consider matters of hate speech, nudity

Facebook’s Oversight Board, an independent body that reviews moderation decisions by the social media giant, has chosen six cases concerning hate speech by politicians, nudity, politico-religious speech, and “dangerous organisations”, as the first batch of cases it will review in the coming days. None of these cases concern India directly. The OSB was first proposed in November 2018, in response to several years of criticism faced by Facebook over its unsatisfactory content moderation activity. ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, France, China, Germany, India, US, United States, Malaysia, Brazil, Nazi, Hate Speech, Misinformation, Baku Azerbaijan


New Gil Hanse course to elevate member experience at Les Bordes

One of Europe’s most eagerly anticipated new golf design projects will officially be unveiled in the heart of France’s famed Loire Valley with the spring launch of the New Course at Les Bordes.Situated 90 minutes south of Paris, within Les Bordes’ magical 1,400-acre estate in the Sologne Forest, the par-72 layout has been created by globally-acclaimed American golf architect Gil Hanse and is set to open in...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, US, Sport, Architecture, Tourism, Paris, Golf, Melbourne, Jack, Gil, Ballybunion, Loire Valley, Pine Valley, Pinehurst


Facebook’s self-styled ‘oversight’ board selects first cases, most dealing with hate speech

A Facebook -funded body that the tech giant set up to distance itself from tricky and potentially reputation-damaging content moderation decisions has announced the first bundle of cases it will consider. In a press release on its website the Facebook Oversight Board (FOB) says it sifted through more than 20,000 submissions before settling on six cases — one of which was referred to it directly by Facebook. The six cases it’s chosen to start with are: Facebook submission: 2020-006-FB-FBR A c...
Tags: Travel, Social, Facebook, France, China, Germany, US, Eu, Netherlands, Brazil, Hate Speech, Board, Baku Azerbaijan, Baku, Eastern Standard Time, Joseph Goebbels


Geronimo! it’s cinsault

Geronimo! I’ve made the jump. I’ve landed in cinsault and I like it. It’s not a grape found much in Australia despite it’s resistance to heat and the dry. Prevalent in Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France, in South Africa it’s becoming a “thing”. The first I discovered was the Seriously Cool Cinsault on the list at Urbanologi at the Mad Giant Brewery, one of the best and most interesting contemporary casual restaurants in Johannesburg. Others include the Craven Cinsault […] The post Geron...
Tags: Travel, Drinks, Australia, France, South Africa, Ed, Johannesburg, Grape Varieties, Languedoc Roussillon, Geronimo, Cinsault, Geronimo I ve, Seriously Cool Cinsault, Urbanologi, Craven Cinsault


Guest Post: Laurie-Annya Linfoot 

  Since I could not decide on my story, so I am giving you vignettes of my 69 years.      ​​ Annya and her son Jackson  My daughter Annya was one of the last babies born in the Yosemite National Park hospital, called Lewis and Memorial. When it came time to deliver my baby, we had to drive from the southern area of the park called Wawona (4,000 ft elevation), up and over a mountain pass of 6000 ft to get to Yosemite Valley where the hospital was located. It was the firs...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, France, Scotland, Wikipedia, Canada, Alaska, Connecticut, Jackson, Benjamin Franklin, White, Robert Burns, Nancy Drew, Lewis, Ian


Facebook to pay news publishers in UK for content from 2021

Facebook will launch its curated news platform, Facebook News, in the United Kingdom in January 2021. The social media giant announced on Monday that it will begin paying news publishers in the UK for featuring content — that is not already on the platform — in a dedicated news tab in the Facebook app. The company said some of UK’s biggest news publishers such as Conde Nast, The Economist, Guardian Media Group and so on will feature on Facebook News. “We expect many more partners to join prior t...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, UK, News, Australia, France, Germany, US, United States, United Kingdom, Antitrust, Conde Nast, Google Facebook, Facebook News, Interestingly Facebook


Guest Post: Kambria Anton

  I believe at one point or another in our lives we find ourselves searching for something or someone to guide us, to help us along this life’s journey. Finding Corey and following her blog for over 8 years has been like finding a treasured jewel at the Brocante. like many of you fellow readers, I start my morning with a cup of coffee, sitting down with my computer and diving into Corey’s World. She has a tremendous gift of weaving her tales and imagery that spark my ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, California, Mexico, France, Corey, San Miguel de Allende, San Miguel de Allende Mexico, Yann, Brocante, French la Vie, Kambria Anton, Kambria, Facebook Be


Guest Post: Penni also as S'Mee

  Hello Friends!   I’d like to thank Corey for reaching out to us all and inviting us to share a bit about our lives.  I’m Penni, and I found Corey about a year after she began her blog, ‘Tongue in Cheek’. I will rewrite a message I sent her a bit ago, changing the pronouns   "I’m not really into antiques, France is fine- but I’ve never been there, and probably never will— I stumbled on Corey’s blog about a year after she started and I stay because of her literal Spirit. She’s genuine. She’s re...
Tags: Travel, France, Canada, Corey, Duke University, Jane, ASL, Mee, Yann, Penni, French la Vie, Arson Investigator, Journeyman Wireman, Mojave Desert of SoCal


Guest Post: Amy Kortuem

    Bonjour!   My name is Amy.  Here is my story .  It’s about  adventu re. S urprise.  D isappointment.  M usic ,  art ,  discove ry .  It’s even a little juicy.        First, I am from North Mankato, Minnesota. I live in a charming old Craftsman-style bungalow   that I love   despite  its quirks,  creaks , crookedness ,   and  the occasional wayward bat they are always gently  shepherded outside in a net , a ccompanied by lo...
Tags: Travel, France, Chicago, Paris, Liam Neeson, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Mom, Mikhail Gorbachev, Seine, Monet, Mona Lisa, Amy, Corey, St Patrick, CDG


Notes from the Internet Governance Forum: Is Net Neutrality essential or harmful during disasters?

Should Net Neutrality be undermined during natural disasters to free up bandwidth and increase access to more “essential” services? Net Neutrality regulations around the world frequently have exemptions for emergency situations. This is the case even in India, which has arguably the strongest Net Neutrality regulations in the world; regulations make an exception for emergency circumstances, but don’t elaborate on what can be done in such situations, such as pandemics. Indian telcos asked the Tel...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Europe, News, Net Neutrality, France, India, European Union, South Africa, United Nations, Korea, Gupta, Nikhil Pahwa, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Tual, Anriette Esterhuysen


Europe at odds over plan to ban Christmas ski holidays amid pandemic

Germany, Italy and France in favour of resort closures but Austria and Switzerland fear economic damageCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGovernments are at odds over a Europe-wide plan to bar ski holidays over Christmas and new year, with Germany, Italy and France in favour but Austria and Switzerland reluctant to damage a sector worth billions to their economies.The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, on Thursday joined Italy’s prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, and the Fre...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Ski Resorts, Skiing Holidays, Emmanuel Macron, Antonio Conte, Germany Italy, Giuseppe Conte, Coronavirus


Austrians and Swiss go off-piste in Christmas skiing Covid row

Germany, Italy and France in favour of resorts closures amid third-wave Covid fearsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGovernments are at odds over a Europe-wide plan to bar ski holidays over Christmas and new year, with Germany, Italy and France in favour but Austria and Switzerland reluctant to damage a sector worth billions to their economies.The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, on Thursday joined Italy’s prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, and the French president, Emman...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Ski Resorts, Skiing Holidays, Emmanuel Macron, Antonio Conte, Germany Italy, Giuseppe Conte, Coronavirus


France to levy digital service tax on tech giants: Report

The French government is planning to re-introduce a digital service tax (DST) on big tech companies from this year onward, reported Reuters. Though the policy to impose a 3% tax on revenue from digital services was introduced by the French government last year, tax collections were suspended as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) had begun negotiating an overhaul of the global tax system. However, in a conversation with journalists on Wednesday, French Finance Minist...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, News, France, India, US, Bloomberg, European Union, Czech Republic, United States, United Kingdom, WTO, OECD, Financial Times


Happy Thanksgiving 2020

Here is my annual Thanksgiving blog. Enjoy! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and for the last fourteen years I have published this French Thanksgiving vocabulary list, courtesy of my former New York French teacher, Luc Georges. Since Thanksgiving is not an official holiday in France, many ex-pats postpone their Thanksgiving dinner for Friday or Saturday, but some are traditionalists and make it on Thursday. The advantage is that if you play your cards right, you may get invi...
Tags: Travel, New York, Holidays, France, Paypal, Paris, Vincent, Richard Nahem, Vincent Gagliostro, Indiens, Luc Georges


listening to joni: #16: taming the tiger

Taming the Tiger, 1998Taming the Tiger is markedly different than Joni's previous album, Turbulent Indigo. Where Turbulent Indigo is dark, intense, and enigmatic, and the lyrics largely topical, this one has a light, lyrical feel, the music shimmering and weightless, the lyrics more personal. Many critics regard it as Joni's best "latter day" album, perhaps because it's more accessible. I wouldn't go that far -- Turbulent Indigo and Night Ride Home are both better, in my view -- but Taming the...
Tags: Travel, Music, France, Paris, Mars, William Blake, Joni Mitchell, Dresden, Havana, Harlem, Don, Wayne Shorter, Joni, Edwin, Isham Jones, Joan Anderson


Guest Post: Debra Graham

  Like many of the other blog posters who have shared about themselves here, I’ve wondered if I should accept Corey’s invitation to tell a bit about my life. Don’t we all wonder if we are “good enough” or “ interesting enough? Finally, I thought I’d just throw that doubt out the window. So here’s a bit about me.     I’m a native Mainer now living in North Carolina, a change that has been a real culture shock. When my husband retires in a few years, we will move further north and also ho...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, France, Virginia, Berlin, Spain, Middle East, North Carolina, Anne, Corey, Garry, French la Vie, Debra Graham, Marimurtra Botanical Garden


Guest Post: Robin Henshaw & Donn Hess

  "Thank You for Trying"   Some 15-ish years ago, my wife and I were simultaneously struck mad and, at the height of our insanity, decided it would be a grand idea to buy a 1-bedroom flat in Paris. We had just welcomed a baby boy into our lives and thought, “What better time than now to embark upon an ill-planned and extremely expensive adventure?”     In fairness to our younger selves, we did have several things going for us. I’d studied high school French ...
Tags: Travel, Texas, France, Paris, Luxembourg, States, Robin, Ile St Louis, French la Vie, Chez Michou, Robin Henshaw, Donn Hess, Corso Trudaine, Facebook Follow Donn Hess on Facebook


Guest Post: Gina Baynham

    I first came upon Corey‘s blog in 2007 accidentally as I sat in my kitchen in Australia helping my 7-year-old daughter to research a school project. The link Google brought me to was a story about gold bead necklaces  traditionally gifted to young girls in Marseille to mark special occasions as they grew up. I was captivated. For a brief moment I was unaware of my messy kitchen, the pile of laundry waiting to be done,  and young kids running around asking me to do things for them. I came b...
Tags: Travel, Google, Australia, France, Ireland, Marseille, Facetime, Dad, Le Havre, Corey, Gina, Corey Amaro, French la Vie, Gina Baynham


Guest Post: Linda Morrison

  I am a finder, and maker. I am a 67-year-old woman,  I am lucky  I am happy And I found my tribe.     I hate to travel, but the opportunity to spend a week roaming around Provence  with Corey as a guide seemed like a worthwhile endeavor.   Corey took us to a small market in her village,   while the others in the group shopped and wandered,   I watched as the vendors did a dance that was familiar to me.   I loved being a street vendor,        For many years I sold at a weekly flea market in ...
Tags: Travel, France, United States, Seattle, Provence, Joe, Corey, Linda, Spokane Washington, Tacoma Washington, Elsie de Wolfe, French la Vie, Linda Morrison, Luluz, Frona, Facebook Linda


Guest Post: Cy Todd

  Hi Everyone!   I don't know about you, but when I got a message from Corey, asking me to consider doing a guest post on her blog, well... I had just finished reading about Rebecca  the Metropolitan Opera singer in NYC, and thought... how do I follow that?   Then I read about Jennifer in New Zealand, and again, I'm thinking... how do I follow that?  Then I gave up.  What could possibly be of interest to Corey's readers about my life?  And besides, she probably wrote ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Usa, France, Rebecca, New Zealand, Christian, Monaco, Venice, Mediterranean, South Of France, Venice Italy, Corey, Jennifer, Yann


Lost Inside Your Bubble

The French government has declared that we are confined to our own personalized bubble from now until the first of December. With a declaration form in hand you can, for one hour, leave your house to get some exercise in the the outside part of your bubble. There is no stopping to visit with anyone else, no dilly dallying outside the little grocery (if your bubble includes the little grocery). One’s legally binding bubble is restricted to a one kilometer radius circle around your home (about 2...
Tags: Travel, France, Tom, Martha, Martha Martha, Lost Inside Your Bubble, Madame Pink


Celebrity Cruises Holds Coin Ceremony and Keel Laying Event

Celebrity Cruises continued a time-honored maritime tradition this week.  The cruise line marked a construction milestone with the coin ceremony for the line’s newest ship, Celebrity Beyond.  This event coincided with the keel laying for the new ship.   The event took place in France at the Read More The post Celebrity Cruises Holds Coin Ceremony and Keel Laying Event appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, France, Cruise News, Celebrity Cruises


Guest Post: Chris Ulichney

When Corey invited her followers to share their stories, it seemed like the least I could do in thanks for all the beauty, positivity and joy she has shared with us. I have not had the pleasure of meeting Corey in person, but it could have happened more easily four years ago. Let me explain. My husband, Mick, teaches at Savannah College of Art and Design. SCAD has four campuses. One of them is in Lacoste, France. Mick was offered the chance to teach there for a quarter in January 2017. Prior to...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, California, France, Time, Ohio, North Carolina, Marseilles, Opera House, Chris, Max, Santa Monica, Savannah College of Art, Justin, Corey, Mick


Guest Post: Shelley Wildgen

  I've been an avid Corey follower for the past ten years or so, having first been introduced to her transformative writing in a magazine article, she wrote about her 'French Husband'.  Corey's story and pictures sent me immediately to her blog and I've been entranced ever since.         I love Corey's perspective of being immersed in a land that is so different, yet equally as beautiful as her California origins... and of course, all the characters that go with ...
Tags: Travel, California, France, Peter, Mark, Belleville, Corey, Harry Chapin, Belleville Ontario Canada, French la Vie, Shelley Wildgen, North Wiltshire


robert fisk, rest in power

  I was very saddened to hear of the too-young death of Robert Fisk, veteran war journalist, author, and truth-teller.Fisk was often criticized for "politicizing" war reporting, or for not being "objective". Most war journalists are little more than propaganda mouthpieces for the wealthy countries that invade and seek to control poorer countries, whether directly or by proxy. This highly biased view is said to be apolitical and objective, when it merely reflects the politics of the dominant p...
Tags: Travel, Human Rights, France, Iraq, Bbc, Canada, House Of Commons, Ypres, Obits, Dublin, Jon Snow, Damascus, Cork, War And Peace, Sarajevo, Maidstone


Guest Post: Kathie Baker

“I Died at the Bataclan in Paris,” in commemoration of November 13, 2015 By Laureano Soares – Montréal, Québec, Canada Translated from Portuguese by Katharine F. Baker and Emanuel Melo   “I Died at the Bataclan in Paris,” in commemoration of November 13, 2015 By Laureano Soares – Montréal, Québec, Canada Translated from Portuguese by Katharine F. Baker and Emanuel Melo   For a brief moment, I felt the pain my twitching eyes closed, My hands and my fingers clenched life poured out of me, I fell t...
Tags: Travel, California, France, America, Chelsea, Marseille, Paris, Berkeley, Central Valley, Nancy, Dick, Provence, Bataclan, Azores, Cal, Corey


Guest Post: Kathy Baker

“I Died at the Bataclan in Paris,” in commemoration of November 13, 2015 By Laureano Soares – Montréal, Québec, Canada Translated from Portuguese by Katharine F. Baker and Emanuel Melo   “I Died at the Bataclan in Paris,” in commemoration of November 13, 2015 By Laureano Soares – Montréal, Québec, Canada Translated from Portuguese by Katharine F. Baker and Emanuel Melo   For a brief moment, I felt the pain my twitching eyes closed, My hands and my fingers clenched life poured out of me, I fell t...
Tags: Travel, California, France, America, Chelsea, Marseille, Paris, Berkeley, Central Valley, Nancy, Dick, Provence, Bataclan, Azores, Cal, Corey



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