Weekly Photo Challenge – Orange ( La Fete de l’orange)

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Well we were so Lucky that this weeks challenge coincided with the Orange Fair at the Apperitif Producer LILLET in Podensac, just down the road. This rather historic drink has a rather particular following and is an enjoyable apperitif, when chilled, with fish and seafood – otherwise it can be quite an acquired taste.

Lillet (French pronunciation: [li’le]) is a French aperitif wine from Podensac, a small village south of Bordeaux. It is a blend of 85% Bordeaux region wines (Semillon for the Blanc and for the Rosé, Merlot for the Rouge) and 15% macerated liqueurs handcrafted on site, mostly citrus liqueurs (peels of sweet oranges from Spain and Morocco and peels of bitter green oranges from Haiti) and Quinine liqueur made of Cinchona bark from Peru.

The mix is then stirred in oak vats until perfectly blended. During the ageing process, Lillet is handled as attentively as any great Bordeaux wine (undergoing fining, racking, filtering etc.). “Lillet” belongs to a family of aperitifs known as tonic wines because of the addition of Quinine liqueur.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Orange

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Orange you glad it’s photo challenge time?

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Yesterday’s Flood

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Reward

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These photographs are my reward for listening to Madame redstuffdan, who suggested, this afternoon, that we drive out to the village of Gontaud de Nogaret which she remembered being “interesting” from her childhood 60 years ago. I think we would all agree, interesting is an understatement.

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Prieuré Notre-Dame de Cayac

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L’hôpital-prieuré Notre-Dame de Cayac is situated in the Commune of Gradigan to the South of Bordeaux. This beautiful site is one of the stops for pilgrims on the road to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle. The Priory was listed as an historic monument on the 17th September 1937.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Rule of Thirds with a Moulin.

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We went into the nearby countryside to give the old ROT a try , just to see if it lives up to it’s reputation – What do you think!

Rule of Thirds

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Château de Camperos

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They don’t come more stunning than this gorgeous Château in the heart of the Barsac vineyards.

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Wordless Wednesday – 180215

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Monségur G-alley-RY

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Still Standing Proud

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The Fortified Mill

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This Afternoon

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We have driven the Monségur – Bagas road many times, however, it was Madame redstuff who mentioned that we had never taken any of the smaller side roads. Well today we did and were rewarded by this wonderful sight – An impressive house sitting alongside a weir on the Dropt River – Just Lovely.

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