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Friday, 2 August 2019

Do you have a favourite wine?

Linda and I will have been married 25 years in November: it seems to have flashed by... Right from the start of our relationship we realised we shared a passion for France and everything French: the language, food, art, music and - above all - wine.

Our first trip over the Channel together was to St Omer, a place that is still dear to us both. But during the glorious years when you could collect tokens from the tabloids and travel to France for 50p (yes: really!) we visited France over one hundred times in just five years! We stayed in Boulogne, le Touquet, Berck and many other delightful locations and almost always enjoyed a bottle of Muscadet with dinner. Inexpensive, slightly acidic and full of gooseberry and greengage, this is still my favourite summer wine. Whenever I enjoy a glass it takes me back to happy evenings in bars and restaurants from Calais to the Somme: I'm reminded of fun-filled holidays with Linda, her Mum and Dad and dear friends Paul, Penny, Sue and Mark.

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