So you probably know a lot of English idioms, like “to kick the bucket”, “to laugh your head off” or “like water off a duck’s back”…
But how familiar are you with French Idioms?
In this week’s competition you can win a FREE LESSON with VoulezVouloz and a delicious bottle of 200 Chateau Le Bourdieu (Wine buffs can check out the details below).
To enter, tell us which one of these phrases is a REAL French idiom and what it means!
1) Se frotter une planche froide
2) Cracher dans la grenadine
3) Avoir les bulles
4) Sauter dans les frites
5) Se mettre le doigt dans l’oeil
6) Tomber sur une cravate
Send your answer along with your name, contact details and suburb to firstname.lastname@example.org
The chosen winner will receive:
- One bottle of Chateau Le Bourdieu.
- One FREE private French lesson (Sydney and Melbourne only).
Answers will be drawn out of a beret on 29th February 2012.
And if you don’t win, never fear, there are FIVE MORE COMPETITIONS coming “bientot”.
2005 Chateau Le Bourdieu
|Area under vine||38 hectares|
|Production||22,000 cases of Grand Vin and 2nd wine|
|Soil||On a raised croupe of sand and clay with stone deposits|
|Cepages||50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot|
|Elevage||12 months in barrel, 25% is new for each vintage|
www.lebourdieu.fr – some useful information.
Grape Observer, Melbourne
The great thing about an exceptional vintage in Bordeaux like 2005 is that seemingly no matter where you look, gems are uncovered. This wine (a blend of 50% cabernet sauvignon and 50% merlot) had an aroma of blackcurrant fruit and a touch of herbs, and a palate notable for its amazing length – more than 20 seconds by my count. It also had fleshy fruit on the palate, and what I would describe as a slight green peppercorn note. A very pleasant wine, drinking well now.
Discreetly classical. Fleshy fruit with a touch of pepper. Very polished, very poised: a ballerina of a wine.
Andreas Larsson, The Wine Guide
Young and dense nose, black currants, herbs and some plummy notes. The palate has good structure, fresh with a good bite. The wine is underlined by ripe fruit, very good length, pleasant already but with potential for ageing.
Hachette, The French Wine Bible
The 2005 Le Bourdieu is a pleasant and flattering wine which associates ripe fruit to oaky vanilla aromas. Full, rather warm but very well balanced, it is silky and quite long. Best after 2009.