(If you want to contact Expatica for any other reason, please follow the instructions on this website's contact page.) The details you provide on this page will not be used to send any unsolicited e-mail, and will not be sold to a third party. It is so funny to see how some social behaviors are exactly the same between France and the US, and others are completely different. Well, this was a big shock to me when I arrived in the US. I understood of course a man and a woman could be interested in each other in a romantic way, let me reassure you.People who spend such money on 75 centilitres of red liquid are either people with more money than sense, or investors hoping to fleece people with more money than sense at a later date.The record price paid for a bottle of French wine was 6,000 for a bottle of 1787 Château Lafitte, sold at Christies in 1985.
I guess it’s much more accepted in France for men and women to be friends.However, if a woman is dining with a man, you can bet he will pick up the check. I usually trick them by asking to be excused (as if I was going to the lady’s room, grab the waiter and give him my credit card).But I would never do that to my Dad who would be very upset if I did. When I meet a man and I am without my husband, I’ll place within the first minutes of the conversation that “my husband blablabla… That usually is enough to make my state of mind really clear.The terms are most frequently used in the classification of wines, but more recently has been extended to act as a label of quality and authenticity for certain regional and local specialities, including cheeses.On the label of a wine bottle, the words Appellation contrôlée or Appellation protégée generally indicate that the wine is of good quality, and has come from a specific region.Everyone remembers the heatwave that affected the 2003 vintage (last year!