Friday, April 07, 2006

French pop and wine

Play it: French Pop while drinking Cotes du Rhone

So I'm still recovering from surgery, on some fine pain medication (and typing with one hand,) but thought I'd reflect quickly on our little wine get together this past weekend. We sampled affordable wines from the Cotes du Rhone region (from L-R - Les Christins 2003, le Clos du Caillou 2003, Saint Cosme Vintage 2004, and Rasteau Cotes du Rhone Tradition 2003.) All were very tasty, though I preferred the Rasteau (thanks to a recommendation from Emile at Champion Wine Cellars.)

Along with the wine, my wife made some tasty French appetizers and I put together a French Pop playlist that included some requisite Serge Gainsbourg, Brigitte Bardot, Edith Piaf and Paris Combo. Also of note was songs from the CQ Original Soundtrack, a fabulous French Pop collection that's criminally missing from Rhapsody.

The highlights (the playlist:)

"La Vie En Rose" - Edith Piaf
"Tu Veux Ou Tu Veux Pas" - Brigitte Bardot
"J'ai Deux Amours" - Josephine Baker
"On N'a Pas Besoin" - Paris Combo
"Black Trombone" - Serge Gainsbourg
"Fleur De Paris" - Maurice Chevalier
"Quelqu'un M'a Dit" - Carla Bruni

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