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Les on WineLineRadio.com Posted septembre 10, 2015

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We are excited once again to be featured on Robert Scott’s www.winelineradio.com podcast. Tune in this Friday when Les covers debunking the myths of wine and wine tasting. Les is the smiling proprietor of Villa Saint Simon in Blaye, Bordeaux. Robert and…

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Voeux de fin d’année de la Villa ! Posted décembre 22, 2014 | Tags:

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Bonjour à tous, Nous espérons que votre année fut remplie de joie et de bonnes expériences ! Nous sommes très reconnaissants de la très agréable année que nous avons eue avec vous et pour toutes les rencontres que nous avons faites…

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    This week on WineLine Radio, I interview my good friends Les Kellen and Clarissa Schafer regarding their development of Villa Saint Simon, La Galerie and their other remarkable business ventures in Blaye on the right bank of the…

A Quick Tour Posted novembre 11, 2014

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We’re very pleased to share with you our friend Robert Scott’s online radio cast, featured at WineLineRadio.com. A Friday afternoon discussion about wine, wine oriented travel and food and wine pairings. A weekly wine pairing recipe is selected to match…

The ‘real’ France Posted octobre 3, 2014 | Tags: ,

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We were excited to discover that Villa St Simon was one of the highlights in a recent article posted by the Canadian Lifestyle Publication, Forever Young News, entitled « European travels: small-town Bordeaux, France », by AJ Williams. Here is a short excerpt from…

Hangovers Posted septembre 16, 2014 | Tags:

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Many visitors to Villa St Simon ask me about hangovers. What causes them? How can we cure them? Does everybody get them? etc… If you only drink Bordeaux wine and little else alcoholic, then hangovers and headaches are not part of…

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Hi Everybody, Wine is often wrongly regarded as the preserve of men. At Villa St Simon it is often the women who challenge me the most in their quest for knowledge about wine. Women are also the biggest purchasers of…

Hemingway and Wine Posted août 17, 2014 | Tags: ,

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Those of you who have stayed in Villa St Simon, may have read the room book to help you make the best of your stay in this glorious region.There is a page from Earnest Hemingway’s book, « Death in the Afternoon »,…