Chris Boonzaier

France Only in France?

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Can a segment of the army make its own wine ;-)

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My kind of army.....a votre sante!

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In a way, yes.

The Foreign Legion has a veteran's home close to the Aubagne HQ calles Puyloubier. Les Anciens grow and nurse there a variety of white, rosé & red wines, which are quite naturally popular with the various Foreign Legioin Regiments messes. The bottles on your first post probably come from Puyloubier.

Does that answer the question ?

Best regards

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I have a very nice bottle of Artillery Port from the Australian Army aging quietly. Got it in about 1995 while we were on an exercise with them. Perhaps someone can advise when I should open it.

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Hugh

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In a way, yes.

The Foreign Legion has a veteran's home close to the Aubagne HQ calles Puyloubier. Les Anciens grow and nurse there a variety of white, rosé & red wines, which are quite naturally popular with the various Foreign Legioin Regiments messes. The bottles on your first post probably come from Puyloubier.

Does that answer the question ?

Best regards

Veteran nailed it...

They are indeed two bottles of "Puyloubier"

They are sold in the foyeur of the regiment, but are not the usual "Issue" wine which is usually a bit cheaper.

Best

Chris

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Hi Chris,

the wine which is soled in the IILE http://www.legion-etrangere.com/modules/info_seul.php?id=97 and in the foyers of the regiments, also the legion ceramic souveniers (see picture http://iile.legion-etrangere.com/modules/info_seul.php?id=5&page=1) which are made and painted by the anciens, are to support the Instutitue.

Michael

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tres cool.

In the UK Cambridge and Oxford Universities also have their own college wines and ports from their vineyards in Portugal and Spain.

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And don't forget the Sidi Brahim wine, on all the good tables of regiments and battalions from "l'armée d'Afrique", especially the "Chasseurs" !

Cheers

Bison

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I think I remember the story of "Bull's Blood" wine - written on the side of the bottle:

A Hungarian castle town was beseiged by a load of Turks. The Hungarian Soldiers inside were served the wine and the best of food to keep up their strength. The Turks, having heard that the defenders were drinking Bull's Blood decided to go home. I think it was the Hungarian's first victory over the Ottoman Empire.

Have you tried any? :wacky: No wonder the Turks ran away.

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The circle of Poets....

Senior NCOs of the 2eme REG at Camerone 2012

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ID: 12   Posted (edited)

Saw an ad for this couple of days ago.

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The Military Police Special Operations Battalion "Cobras" (Батаљон војне полиције специјалне намене "Кобрe"), according to the seller the unit has it's own vineyard.

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I think I remember the story of "Bull's Blood" wine - written on the side of the bottle:

A Hungarian castle town was beseiged by a load of Turks. The Hungarian Soldiers inside were served the wine and the best of food to keep up their strength. The Turks, having heard that the defenders were drinking Bull's Blood decided to go home. I think it was the Hungarian's first victory over the Ottoman Empire.

Have you tried any? :wacky: No wonder the Turks ran away.

That awesome castle your thinking of is located in Eger, Eastern part of Hungary, Surprisingly the castle still stands considering the amount of destruction the Turks caused. Oww ya that is one good wine :D , that is all I drank there and lucky for me it can be had in the States.

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This is a little off topic, but this is a local Quebec ale. It's outstanding. It's brewed in commemoration of the old Royalist regiment that held Quebec for France.

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This is a little off topic, but this is a local Quebec ale. It's outstanding. It's brewed in commemoration of the old Royalist regiment that held Quebec for France.

It's brewed in Chambly just up the road from where I live... :cheers:

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