Basculer: How bad choices (and an old tractor) killed a winemaker’s dream: Jean-Marc story is featured in this week's Wine Spectator
: to topple over, to change dramatically
Il y a 15 mois, alors que tout "roulait" pour moi, ma vie et celle de ma famille a peu à peu basculé vers le doute et l'incertitude.
Fifteen months ago, while everything was going so well for me, my life and that of my family's took a turn, little by little, toward doubt and uncertainty.
A DAY IN A FRENCH LIFE
by Kristi Espinasse
Before things speed up and this year comes to an end, I would like to thank you, Dear Reader, for the encouragement and support you have given me in the past year of transition. Whether you read some or many of these posts, whether you took a moment to comment on them, or whether you sent in a donation to keep this effort going, your interest in this journal continues to give meaning and purpose to my life.
Donc, je tiens à vous remercier du fond du coeur!
So I don't want to miss this chance to thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Just this morning while scrolling through my Google News feed, I was amazed to see a story about my husband! The piece, in Wine Spectator, comes at a serendipitous time: the closing of the year and the end of our 10-year vineyard story. I hope you will take a moment to read Robert Camuto's latest article and share it with anyone who has ever chased a dream and lost themselves in the pursuit.
Jean-Marc Espinasse sat on the terrace of his new home in the French Provençal coastal town of La Ciotat and contemplated what went wrong. Three years earlier, Espinasse had launched a daring boutique winery less than five miles to the east, in the heart of Bandol.... continue reading this story at WineSpectator.com
Meet Jean-Marc and our son Max in Texas and in Portland!
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