French District Confidentials

Discovering France

Penny for our thoughts

ABC’s of picking a good bottle for a wine newbie

Speed date with wine – The swirl, the sniff and the sip…

You think back to all the times you have seen people sipping on wines in movies, holding it up across the light, swirling it around and speaking in wine lingo and you end up thinking wine is a complicated elixir! Don’t be...

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Stereotypically French!…Not our type!

“I am a rare species, not a stereotype.” said Ivan Coyote. Hearing about French stereotypes, one tends to wonder…true or faux?

Stereotypes! What would we do without them? There is the negative connotation to it - 'The tried and tested', 'The hackneyed', 'The clichés' et all. Social psychology would agree to the case being- you see, you generalize, and...

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Pardon my French!

Things not to say in French to save yourself from embarassment.

Sometimes in the process of learning a language, we may say something with the right intention and right words only to imply something totally different in the spoken language. French has these pitfalls for new learners as well...

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The great French love affair with la vie Américaine

Why do many French people live in the US?

The number of French people residing in America is increasing and the reasons of the move are worth musing over. We’ll look at some reasons for the Gallic flocking on the American lands. The first baby steps… A religious movement...

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