Thursday, June 02, 2022

A sign of the wines

I've seen giant wine bottle signs in many of the wine regions that I've visited in France over the years. This one's in the Saint-Emilion area. I looked on the web for information about the winery in the photo, but there is nothing recent, so I'm thinking that they are no longer in business, or at least not under the name on the "label."

Château Hermitage St.-Louis, Montagne-Saint-Emilion. Digitized color slide, 1989.

Saint-émilion, named for the principle town in the area, is an AOP (appellation d'origine protégée) wine that is an assemblage (blend) of three red grape varities: merlot, cabernet franc, and cabernet sauvignon. It's a subset of the greater Bordeaux wine producing region. We didn't spend any time in Saint-Emilion except to drive through and stop for this photo. Maybe one day we'll see it again.

I finally got the tomatoes planted yesterday. Today I'll work on the zucchini. We're still expecting a stormy, and hopefully rainy, weekend ahead.

My optical shop adventure was successful and I will soon have two new pairs of glasses. One with my existing frames and another with new frames. They should be ready for pick-up and fitting sometime next week.


  1. Love that wine bottle and this photo. Hoping you get the rain.

  2. My au pair family's favorite wine was Saint-Émilion :)

  3. I want that wine bottle for the terrace! Great news about the glasses. I need to get a pair for computer use. My reading glasses force me to lean in too close.

  4. Sneak back over at night and get that bottle for me, will you? I'll start a go fund me for the shipping cost.

  5. Saint Émilion et Saint Estèphe are two great Bordeaux wines.

  6. evelyn, I like the nice weather, but we really need the rain!

    judy, champagne wishes and caviar dreams! LOL

    mitch, it might be a tight fit... I had a pair of glasses made for when I'm using the computer and they're great. And are still good after six years. One hazard: I walk out of the den with them still on and suddenly can't see where I'm going.

    chm, I've had the former, but I don't remember if I've tasted the latter. Perhaps I should invest in one. Maybe for a special occasion in December. ;)


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