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The Grape News
Our sporadic newsletter of all things Burgundian!
We periodically send out our newsletters via email to our past and future guests, as well as anyone who is interested in Burgundy. The "Grape News" contain information about our house, as well as tips on things to do and places to go in the surrounding area.  Please have look...

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Here is an index of the newsletters we have posted so far:

  • Volume XIV - Fall 2008 - October 16, 2008
    Our latest vintage invites you to come and taste our Burgundy blog, gives ideas for Paris trips, and imparts other Burgundian news from goat cheese tastings to restaurant reviews to French movie ideas, and much, much more.
  • Volume XIII - Spring 2007 - March 16, 2006
    This very lucky issue reports on our two bedroom luxury apartment in Beaune, Le Relais du Vieux Beaune, grape based spa treatments, the 2007 Rugby World Cup to be held in France, and lots more.

  • Volume XII - Spring 2006 - May 9, 2006
    Our latest vintage introduces our newest development - an apartment in the heart of Beaune, new restaurant reviews, introduces our winemaker in residence, and lots, lots more....

  • Volume XI - Fall 2005 - October 14, 2004
    Our latest vintage introduces our newest gite, La Maison de la Vieille Vigne, as well as tells of the Grape Harvest, flightseeing tours over Burgundy, new restaurants reviews, and much, much more.

  • Volume X - Winter 2005 - January 18, 2004
    To banish those winter blues we’ll be talking about French garage sales, otherwise known as vide-greniers, Savigny-les-Beaune, a gem of a village, begin to update our restaurant reviews, and last but not least, introduce our on-line journal called “The Grape Years” that tells the tale of our experiences in Burgundy.
  • Volume IX - Spring 2004 - May 1, 2004
     In this issue we let you in on a fabulous summer airline deal to Europe, show how we can help you plan a budget biking holiday, and touch on the upcoming International Baroque Opera Festival which takes place in Beaune in July and August. And that's just the beginning! We also review two new restaurants, introduce our new ratings system, and discuss a great new book...
  • Volume VIII - Winter 2004 - January 30, 2004
    Introducing La Maison de la Vieille Vigne, flying to Lyon from London Heathrow, Nuits-Saint-Georges Half-Marathon and 10K Run, Les Hospices de Beaune, a restaurant in Beaune &  a new review for the French Favorites.
  • Volume VII - Spring 2003 - June 5, 2003
    Day trip to the Beaujolais and more reviews for our French Favorites section.
  • Volume VI - Winter 2003 - January 15, 2003
    Flying between London and Dijon for cheap, Magny's little history, a restaurant in Beaune, a day trip to Flaviginy...
  • Volume V - Fall 2001 - Nov 1, 2001
    Two great new restaurant finds and a cheese store. Gallivanting in the Jura: home of mountains, cows, and yellow wine...
  • Volume IV - Spring 2001 - March 10, 2001
    Traveling with a baby, an antiques goldmine, and a day trip to Lyon.
  • Volume III - Summer 1999 - June 11, 1999
    On the first guest that stayed at the house, the market in Louhans & Cassis (blackcurrant) tasting.
  • Volume II  - Late Winter 1999 - March 1, 1999
    On guided bike tours, restaurants, wine tasting in Magny-Les-Villers & the Saint-Vincent Wine festival.
  • Volume I - Winter 1999 January 21, 1999
    On the Saint-Vincent Wine festival, bike rental in the area & the age of the house.


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