Out of the rubble a wine is born! Jean-Marc gave more than heart and soul when he made his first wine: he gave his blood, his tears, and an alarming number of kilos. I talk about this, and more, in an interview about the organic winemaker on a French TV. Today, Jean-Marc's birthday, seems a perfect occasion to share the footage, recorded in 2010. Scroll down to enjoy today's tribute. Can't see the video? Click over to the blog to view it.
A few notes about the 3-minute interview:
- The interviewer asks: Alors son vin? So, how's his wine (how does it taste?). You will note a moment of panic as I try to resolve this dilemma: I can't admit I have never (ever) tasted my husband wine. Finally, I figure out a way to respond... which brings us to today's French phrase (see it below, along with the video)
- You will feel much better about your own French pronunciation... when you hear mine!
Also seen in the video are Alexis, our stagiaire. The reporter is Jeff Carias.
il paraît (eel-pah-ray)
: it seems, it appears
synonyms: on dit (they say) or le bruit court (rumor has it)
Example from today's video:
"Alors, son vin?" So how's the wine?
"Il paraît que c'est bon!" I hear it's good! (or Rumor has it it's pretty good!)
Portrait de Jean-Marc Espinasse pour l'émission... par BrokenArmsCompany
I am sorry not to have a transcript, in English, of this interview. I hope many of you can understand what is being said. I know I had a hard time... which led the interviewer to rephrase a question or two... To leave a comment or to read the comments, click here.
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The man who can passionately follow his vision--yet keep his eyes soft enough to see what lives and loves around him--his family, his friends--that is beauty.
Mom was so moved by his gesture that she captured the image forever. "Tango 62" Can you guess what 62 means?
You have captured all our hearts, may yours be bursting today, Jean-Marc, as you celebrate your 46th year. Joyeux Anniversaire!
To comment on any item in this edition... or to leave Jean-Marc a birthday message... click here.
Have fun--but not too much fun!... Untangle yourself from those Arlesiennes and hurry home!
Jean-Marc is in Seattle today, the 29th! Meet him at Pike and Western Wine Shop. Info here.