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The holiest Jewish day of the year

Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement, the holiest day of the year in Judaism, the tenth day of the seventh month of the Jewish calendar. We fast and pray,

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A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine

A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine. That saying is attributed to everyone, from French chemist Louis Pasteur to gastronome Brillat-Savarin to Californian winemaker Robert Mondavi. [Tweet

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They don’t make wines the way they used to

Our south-west France based writer, Clare Wadsworth, shares her thoughts on wines and winemaking.   In his poem Wine and Water, G.K. Chesterton wrote: “And Noah he often said to

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Spring in France, where we all want to be

The days are longer and April showers are called the ‘giboulées’ of March here. They are followed by brilliant rainbows, symbolising God’s promise never to send another great flood, but

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Want to know what Easter in France is like?

Just as babies born at Christmas are called Noel, Easter babies are called Pascal. Pancakes are served here on February 2, Candlemas, not Shrove Tuesday. That is Mardi Gras, when

Manor house in the south of France with vine covered walls and a floral front garden - an editor's life

An editor’s life in France; on less romantic days

An editor’s life An editor’s life isn’t always romantic – even when you live in south-west France, as The Copy Collective’s editor, proof reader and dog lover Clare writes. Sunday 1700

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Festive season customs in France: an editor’s life

Oysters and more oysters – but no Christmas carols, crackers or cards. Napoleon secularised France. There are unsophisticated decorations in the streets and shop windows and a bowl of sweets

Manor house in the south of France with vine covered walls and a floral front garden - an editor's life

Romance in France; one editor’s blissful life

At The Copy Collective, we have many dedicated, talented and hard-working copywriters and editors living and working around the globe. We love to hear from our people about their different