The Piscine of Rosé--French Wine on Ice

A Piscine de Rose. Photo by the wine bloggists at Chalk and Cheese Blog. Used by permission.

Yes! Sometimes, it’s just fine to put ice in your wine. In fact, the French have a name for it: La Piscine de Vin.

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The Five Best French Apéritifs + Everything You Need to Know about the French Apéro!

Classic Kir Royale with crème de Cassis, though you can use any fruit liqueur, as with a kir. Photo by Richard Swearinger

Me. After a late-afternoon swim on my balcony in Collioure, during that magical time of the day called the apéro.

What is an apéritif? Is there a difference between an apéritif and a cocktail? Read on to learn everything you need to know about apéritifs, including the five best French apéritifs.

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French Hangover Prevention: Or, Three Reasons Why I Never Get Hangovers in France

Me, on my studio balcony in St. Jean Cap Ferrat, with two of the three hangover prevention tactics. Read on!

Here’s how to limit the occurrences and severity of hangovers–the French way.

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