Come Help Pick the Grapes! Our friends Caroline and Thomas are looking for volunteers to help bring in this year's harvest over at their Domaine Rouge-Bleu. Are you free the last two weeks of September? Looking for a unique experience amidst the vines of Provence? Are you tough enough? (Can you lift a bucket of grapes and... Read more →


A kind of borie (there is a well inside) exists peacefully in the field above us, here in our new domain--where olive trees grow. Beyond, Jean-Marc will plant grapes, appellation Bandol. He'll tell you about that later. Today, read a letter from the new owners of Domaine Rouge-Bleu! The story column follows. la fourmi (for-me) : ant... Read more →


Mas des Brun, where we moved to last week.... and where the seagulls sing (or maybe that's the neighbor's chickens?) Photo by Michael Moss, taken in December 2008 after an exceptionally rainy November (we hear the grass is not usually this green!) s'installer (san-stal-ay) : to settle in Audio File: Listen to Jean-Marc read the following sentence,... Read more →