Hi Folks –
It’s time to think about going to France in September of 2016. I know it seems early but the good boats fill up over a year in advance so it is time to start planning our schedule. We’ve picked out a few dates to have some general info meetings about our next canal boat trip.
Canal Boat Trip to France Info Meeting
Dates: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 or Tuesday, June 23, 2015.
Place: Duluth Technology Village, 11 E. Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802.
Room Name: Edmund Fitzgerald Conference Room (seats 12), 3rd floor, east end of hall.
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM
Please RSVP so we can have enough info packets (and snacks) ready. If neither of these dates work for you but you want to know more about going to France with us, we will be happy to meet with you privately in person or on the phone.
David Devere: firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-409-2540
Sara Duke: email@example.com or 218-409-2541
If you want to research the trip before the meeting, here’s a few links:
Tour dates: http://savvynomad.com/tours/book-a-tour/
Tour reviews: http://savvynomad.com/tours/tour-reviews/
Pictures from our trip in 2014: Facebook Photo Album
Best Summer Wines
As summer arrives, you might be wondering what wines to drink/serve. Most likely you want something that pairs well with summer foods like pasta, salad, and barbecue. Here’s a few ideas to help you in your summer picnic, meal, and party planning.
White: Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc (such as a Vouvray), or Vino Verde – these are great alone or with summer salads or grilled fish.
Rose: Look for rose from Provence, France and remember to serve this wine very chilled. French Rose is generally quite dry so make sure to pair it with food. A sweeter and slightly effervescent option is Lambrusco (Italian), which you can often find in an over-sized bottle called a magnum which is twice as big as a regular wine bottle. These are both quite fun with a picnic.
Red: Look for barbecue friendly wines such as Shiraz, Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec.
And remember: in the summer you do not want to serve your wines at room temperature. That is too hot. Wines are best when served between 45-65 degrees. Here’s a link to our Wine Serving Temperature Chart in case you don’t already have it.