"Never let the odds keep you from pursuing what you know in your heart you were meant to do".
Saturday, April 02, 2011
A Saturday in the Rhone - à la provençale!
Cecile & Mauricio hosted us for lunch today at their home in Sablet.After a foggy walk through the vineyards from our apartment (Cecile owns this – fantastic! http://www.gite-vaucluse.com/), the sun appeared, wines flowed and a delicious French-Italian lunch went on for hours. The house was owned by her 93 year old grandmother for years and now Cecile has converted it to this lovely modern and colorful cozy home.
Cecile makes and imports wines to the US and Mauricio, her Italian love is in real-estate in the French Riviera. They served fresh pasta with simple tomato and basil, grilled lamb, an assortment of cheese (Mauricio pulled out a special Italian gorgonzola too!) finished with the most delicious strawberry tart I've ever tasted. We spoke for hours about our love of all things Rhone, Provence & good Italian wines! Ahh, then the walk back through the vineyards induced my first 2 hour nap in ages! A beautiful day with new friends.Cheers - Ali
Welcome! I've spent the better part of my adult life researching and consuming wine & a few years ago I turned this overwhelming passion into a profession.
I founded TexaCali Wine Company in 2005 after many years of wondering when the "ah ha" moment would happen.
As a girl growing up in Texas I always assumed the "ah-ha" moment would have something to do with love, well I was correct - I fell in love with wine.
I’ve always attempted to journal my travels and adventures. Owning a business is the most challenging trek I’ll ever take, so hang on for a great long ride!
Oh and thanks for spreading the love for all things wine to your friends and neighbors...The TexaCali Wine Trail is going on 7 years now!