Hello my friends!! We are here!!! I will update again very soon when we get the rental car squared away and on the road. We are so excited we can hardly contain ourselves!!!
CLICK ON THE VIDEO ABOVE TO SEE HOW WE SUM UP OUR COLLECTIVE FRENCH SKILLS
We are now in one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world and will be driving for the next week in a rental car to really be able to take our time and relax….and enjoy the scenery and wines and cheeses!! YUM!!
Among our favorites are the wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape where we have appointments with at least 3 wineries confirmed for a private tour and tasting!!! We will update every day on the blog at GRAFFITI GOSSIP and be sure to check the right sidebar for the mini updates via the Facebook insert!!! There is where I am able to post instant updates via Iphone photos!!
Provence, in the southeast and close to the Mediterranean. It is perhaps the warmest wine region of France and produces mainly rosé and red wine. It covers eight major appellations led by the Provence flagship, Bandol. Some Provence wine can be compared with the Southern Rhône wines as they share both grapes and, to some degree, style and climate Provence also has a classification of its most prestigious estates, much like Bordeaux.
Rhone Valley, primarily a red-wine region in southeastern France, along the Rhône River. The styles and varietal composition of northern and southern Rhône differ, but both parts compete with Bordeaux as traditional producers of red wines.
Savoy or Savoie, primarily a white-wine region in the Alps close to Switzerland, where many grapes unique to this region are cultivated.
My most used phrases in France below. Thank goodness for the French translator Iphone app.!! OMG the Iphone makes foreign travel such a different animal than it was even a year ago!!!
|Please||S’il vous plaît. (seell voo PLEH)|
|Thank you||Merci. (mehr-SEE)|
|You’re welcome||De rien. (duh RYANG)|
|Excuse me (getting attention)||S’il vous plaît (seell voo PLEH)|
|Excuse me (you’re in my way)||Pardon. (pahr-DOHNG)|
|Excuse me (begging pardon)||Excusez-moi. (ehks-kuu-zay MWAH)|
|I’m sorry||Désolé(e). (day-zoh-LAY)|
|I don’t understand||Je ne comprends pas. (ZHUH nuh kohm-PRAHNG pah)|
|I can’t speak French [well].||Je ne parle pas [bien] français. (zhuh nuh PAHRL pah [byahng] frahng-SEH)|
|Do you speak English?||Parlez-vous anglais? (PAHR-lay VOOZ ahng-LEH?)|
|Is there someone here who speaks English?||Est-ce qu’il y a quelqu’un ici qui parle anglais? (ess keel-ee-AH kel-KUHNG ee-SEE kee PAHRL ahng-LEH?)|
|Where’s the toilet?||Où sont les toilettes ? (OOH sohng lay twa-LEHT?)|
|Help!||Au secours ! (os-KOOR!)|