Sunset Apero Time

Apero time in France!

Apero time is a very serious time of day in France!  This can be taken at midday just before lunch and/or at the end of the afternoon before dinner – cocktail hour to some. Apero being an abbreviation for aperitif!  This is a time of day that I have found very easy to embrace in…

Vin Chaud

Vin Chaud

The vin chaud – literally translated means hot wine, cannot claim Savoie roots as every region and European country has its own version, however this is a very popular drink in the alps in winter, it is a great warming pick-me-up after a mornings skiing! It is a hot, sweetened red wine made with the…

Genépi

Le Digestif–Génépi

This Savoyard liqueur is made from the génépi aromatic plants from the genus Artemesia (commonly called Wormwood) that grow in the high mountains of the Alps.  Genepi is produced by steeping the aromatic wormwood flower heads in a strong clear alcohol such as vodka or a pure grain alcohol with the addition of sugar to…