Wine Quote of the Week

"Days of wine and roses laugh and run away,
Like a child at play"
Johnny Mercer

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bringing art to éire

We, at the French Tour co have sourced some fabulous original oil on canvas paintings which we will be taking to Ireland to sell in the lead up to Christmas.

The paintings are sold on canvas and are very well priced.
50cm x 60cm are all 55euros
60cm x 90cms are all 75euros

Contact us now if you would like to see the range of paintings we have in stock. A perfect original Christmas present. Limited stock available...
We will also be selling them at the FAB PO Christmas fair on 29th November at the Salle Polyvalente in St Jean Pla de Corts

Friday, November 13, 2009

Bringing wine to éire

We are so excited to be bringing some of our favourite wines and winemakers to Ireland! On the 10 December, in O'Donovans Hotel in Clonakilty , Domaine Trelaor will be hosting a wine tasting dinner : a 4 course meal matched to their award winning wines.

Book now for Thursday 10 December :

Kick off is a 19h30 with pre-dinner aperitifs
Entree : Ricotta and Spinach Tartlet with seasonal leaves. Matched with One Block Muscat.
First course : Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup served with Garlic Crutons served with One Block Grenache.
Main Course : Irish Pork Steak with an Apricot and Sage Stuffing served with an Apple and Calvados Jus. Vegetables..... Mangetous, Red Cabbage, Garlic Potatoes and Roasted Baby Potatoes. Served with Three Peaks.
Dessert... Lemon Tart served with an Orange Coulis.... served with Fresh Cream or a Homemade Mixed Berry Ice Cream. Served with Muscat de Rivesaltes.

Freshly Brewed Coffee or Tea to finish.

The price of the meal, including all wines and tutored wine tastings from Jonathan, is €50 per head.

You can also reserve a nights B&B in the hotel for €45 per person

Domaine Treloar wines are available to purchase and we are now taking pre orders for same.
Please let us know asap if you would like to attend the wine tasting dinner and / or if you would like to purchase some wines before Christmas : a perfect Christmas gift for a wine lover!

Monday, November 9, 2009

FAB PO Christmas Market

The FAB-PO Marché de Noël is back!!!

FAB-PO an international non-profit making business network based in the Pyrénées-Orientales, is pleased to announce the return of its phenomenally successful Christmas Market. This year’s market will take place on Sunday 29th November from 11am until 5pm at the Salle Polyvalente in Saint Jean Pla de Corts – make sure you put the date in your diary now!

It promises to be a fun day out for all the family with Father Christmas making an appearance, pottery and facepainting for the kids, wine tasting and French language workshops, carol singing, a tombola with fantastic prizes, stalls selling local produce, cards and Christmassy delights and much much more. Cyberia Café will be serving delicious sandwiches, soft drinks and snacks, and there will be a bar run by local winemakers, so come along and make a day of it.

It’s all for a good cause too as 25% of the profits from the day will be going to Cancer Support France ( , which provides English speaking support to cancer sufferers in France.

See you there!