We send out a monthly email with an informational PDF newsletter attached. These newsletters include 3 feature columns on travel, wine, and spirits. They may also tell about upcoming wine tasting classes, upcoming spirits tasting classes, future barge-boat tours, other good travel deals we’ve found, or good deals around the area on wine and spirits. If you are interested in receiving the Eau De Vie newsletter please email us at david @ savvynomad.com and request to have your name added to our email list. All we need is your name and email address. We keep your information private and never sell or give a name or list to anyone.
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Our past newsletters are available for download. Click a link below to enjoy articles with travel tips, wine and spirits education, and historical tidbits relevant to the topics.
Eau de Vie Newsletters 2021:
Eau de Vie Volume 32: August 2021
Vaccines & Variants: Advice for World Travelers; Dîner en Blanc Duluth; What is Eau de Vie?
Eau de Vie Volume 31: July 2021
Renting a Villa in Provence; Pastis de Marseille; You can go but can you come home?; Dîner en Blanc Duluth
Eau de Vie Volume 30: June 2021
The Summer Mint: History of American Juleps; Spain on Monday; France on Wednesday; Dîner en Blanc Duluth
Eau de Vie Volume 29: May 2021
DÉCONFINEMENT: France Prepares to open; Kir Royale; Reservations Required; Real ID Extended; French Lessons Restart; Le Lavoir Bassin Public
Eau de Vie Volume 28: April 2021
The British Make it Cool; Getting the Jab; Gin & Tonic; Coronavirus vs. Vaccination Vacations
Eau de Vie Volume 27: March 2021
Travel News; Fruity Spirits; A short Guide to Common Terms on American Wine Labels
Eau de Vie Volume 26: February 2021
A Model for July; Covid test required for airline travel; Picking a Pinot Noir
Eau de Vie Volume 25: January 2021
The January New Year; The 2021 Wine Pairing Club & Dîner en Blanc Duluth; Op·ti·mism: noun
Eau de Vie Newsletters 2020:
Eau de Vie Volume 24: December 2020
Update on Global Entry and TSA Pre-check; Anything to Declare?; Duty to your State; What Does Your New Global Entry Card Do?
Eau de Vie Volume 23: November 2020
Wine Pairings for Thanksgiving Dinner; Best choices: Riesling, Chardonnay, Viognier, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, & Pinotage.
Eau de Vie Volume 22: October 2020
The 1926 Sauternes
Eau de Vie Volume 21: September 2020
Cognac 101; Airline Update: Hardship and Hope; The Vaccine Tracker; Santé Publique France; Free French Wallpaper
Eau de Vie Volume 20: August 2020
Reservations Required; No Fly List; Canceled
Eau de Vie Volume 19: July 2020
A Vermouth Program; Views of Marseillan; The Vaccine Tracker
Eau de Vie Volume 18: June 2020
Learn the Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc; The Height of the Emperor
Eau de Vie Volume 17: May 2020
Coronavirus vs. Epicurean Pursuits; 2020 trips to France have been postponed to 2021; 2020 Pairing Club Classes; Current Airline Rule Changes; France’s Deconfinement Plan
Eau de Vie Volume 16: April 2020
Coronavirus vs. Airline Travel; Quaranta Giorni; Wines for Printemps
Eau de Vie Volume 15: March 2020
Coronavirus vs. Travel Insurance; Trip Planning; The Hiver (Winter) Pairing Club Comments
Eau de Vie Volume 14: February 2020
What is Fine Dining?; Pairing Club Advice and Comments
Eau de Vie Volume 13: January 2020
List of 2020 classes plus Dîner en Blanc invitation.
Eau de Vie Newsletters 2019:
Eau de Vie Volume 12: December 2019
A year of Spirits: A review of what we’ve tasted and what spirits we recommend based on the classes.
Eau de Vie Volume 11: November 2019
What’s Up With Global Entry & TSA Pre-check?; European Wine Tariffs; Are Bitters Liqueurs?
Eau de Vie Volume 10: October 2019
Learning a Language; Vermouth & Artemisia; Liqueurs vs. Cordials; A Brief History of Liqueurs.
Eau de Vie Volume 9: September 2019
International Driving Permit; Slowly Warming Wine; Tequila (Absolutely Mad).
Eau de Vie Volume 8: August 2019
The Shifting Sands of International Phone Plans; Lambrusco; Rum and the Sweet Tooth.
Eau de Vie Volume 7: July 2019
The Canal Latéral à la Loire; Vin blanc: Sancerre; Genever (Gin).
Eau de Vie Volume 6: June 2019
The French have not Forgotten (75 years from D-Day); Pink Wine (Rosé); What is Baijiu?
Eau de Vie Volume 5: May 2019
The Airline Change-Fee-Matrix; A Brief History of Apple Cider; Brandy.
Eau de Vie Volume 4: April 2019
Flying Basic Economy; Cognac & Ugni Blanc; Salty Dutch Traders.
Eau de Vie Volume 3: March 2019
Passport Rules; Rome and the Barrel; A Primer on Bourbon.
Eau de Vie Volume 2: February 2019
Rules for Real ID; Valentine wine pairing; Whisky or Whiskey.
Eau de Vie Volume 1: January 2019
Intro to newsletter plus list of 2019 classes and canal boat tours.