Since I’ve been a lame blogger this past month, I’m going to institute a little fun for my (probably 5) readers out there. The kind of fun that involves learning a foreign language that has 8 million verb tenses and a ridiculously hard-to-copy accent. That’s right– it’s time for French Vocab Fridays!
Yes, I am quite the benevolent blog ruler. Ok, here we go:
Pronunciation: shee-non (but drop that last n)
Definition: A town in the Tourraine region of the Loire Valley, known for it’s big old medieval fortress/chateau and Cabernet Franc-based red wines. As in,
“We’ll have a bottle of the chinois rouge, s’il vous plait.”
“You mean the Chinon rouge?”
“Uh, yeah. Not the chinese red. The Chinon Red.”