Hello Everyone! Or as we say in France, “Bonjour tout le monde!” I am the newest wine blogger here on Vinously Speaking. You may have read about me as Frenchie Le Boyfriend on some of The Ceci Sipper’s posts. I am very happy to join Vinously Speaking and I look forward to sharing my thoughts, experiences, and discoveries with you all.
Since The Ceci Sipper started her blog, more than two years ago, I have been intrigued and jealous at the same time. How did she find the time, the inspiration and the will to blog, roughly once a week? I really wanted to achieve something similar. So, when she asked me if I wanted to jump on board and join the Vinously Speaking adventure, I said yes without even thinking twice.
As you have read along The Ceci Sipper’s previous posts, I love wine but I do not have the academic knowledge that she acquired during her fun wine drinking education/career. I am also very biased because, being born in France, I literally had not been exposed to non-French wine until I was 23 and went abroad where I met the wine mogul that my girlfriend is. But, The Ceci Sipper assured me not to worry, or as we say in french “ t’inquiète pas ” (tahn-keyette-pah). She told me that many people would be interested to read about wine from my perspective and experience. So, I am going to share my “non expert” and “Old World” biased wine and food experiences with you and I hope you’ll enjoy it!
Before I end this introductory post, I thought I would share some fun facts about myself to help you get to know me better :)
- I love to be around water, I enjoy windsurfing, sailing, and being a fish!
- I have been runner all my life.
- I am huge fan of the foods most people find to be too intimidating, like andouillette, bone marrow, snails, tripes, lait ribot, tongue, etc.
- I am an avid reader. You can say I eat books for breakfast. My favorite genres are history, detective/police, and politics.
- I listen to talk radio as much as I can.
- I am not a fan of chocolate.
- I have an irrational fear of Styrofoam and needles.
And with that, I say “A Bientôt” (ah be-yon-toe), or as you say “See you soon!”