Learn off piste ski
France
Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise ski resort offers you to learn off piste ski for a reasonable price. Stays including three nights in appartment and two half days off piste courses come to €182 per person for 4 persons. This offer is valid for stay from January 7th to February 4th and from March 4th to April 1st. Information and booking : 0479069519
www.saintefoy-tarentaise.fr
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White wines for Christmas season
France
Are you looking for white wines to go along with festive meals of the end of the year ?... Here are two very good value white Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux. Fresh, fruity and crispy, the Tutiac Sélection 2015 has citrus notes and pairs perfectly with oysters. Price : €6.05. Aged in barrel, nicely balanced, more rounded and complex Tutiac Excellence 2013 and 2014 have hints of ripe white fruits with a slight toasted finish and can pair with all fishes. Price : €7.50 Vignerons de Tutiac, tel : 0557324833
www.tutiac.com
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New in the Pyrenees ski resorts
France
In Saint Lary, the Bouleau sector has been completely remodeled as a modern high capacity chairlift replaced several older ski lifts allowing the opening of new slopes. In Grand Tourmalet, the Sapins and Piquette sectors have been modernized and dotted with new ski lifts allowing a better and faster access to the heart of the ski area. In Cauterets, the beginner area has been improved with the opening of a third moving carpet replacing a J-bar ski lift. Lastly, Gourette now boasts an aqualudic thermal spa complex called “La Bulle des Eaux Bonnes” featuring an astonishing hanging pool. Information :
www.lespyrenees.net
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A Fitou winery to follow
France
Located near Fitou, only three km away from the sea, Château Champs des Soeurs produces finely chiseled, elegant and fresh wines from Carignan, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah grapes. Last but not the least, they are a great value for the money. - Les Ardoisiers 2015 A well-balanced and complex wine fruity, mineral and slightly spicy with a nice finish that is already good to drink. Price : €6.50 - Bel Amant 2013 A well-balanced, structured and complex wine with a long finish, soft tannins, black fruits, garrigue, spices and menthol flavors. Can age up to 10 years. Price : €10.50 Information :
www.champdessoeurs.fr
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