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Four Fine Food Faves

Besides coolish rows and perhaps head races, autumn, for many, brings harvests, and our thoughts turn to food—fresh food. As at home, after a good, long row on one of our trips, nothing is better than a meal of fresh foods, especially when dishes are often distinctive to an area...

6 Reasons to Visit Germany’s Mosel Valley

First cultivated by the Romans, the Mosel Valley, with its tranquil namesake river, has long been considered one of the most romantic settings in Europe. At more than 500 kilometres and one of the Rhine’s longest tributaries, the Mosel River flows through France, Luxembourg and...

Let’s Do It for the Reds, Whites and Blacks

You may not have noticed this before, but wine and rowing have a boatload of similar terms. Letting a wine breathe, for example, is the process of opening wine up by introducing air, thereby improving the wine’s character. Taking oxygen deeply into our lungs to breathe...

Rivers with a Gender

This week we are announcing rowing trips on three different rivers in Europe: Neva in Russia, Dordogne in France and Mosel in Germany. English nouns are neutral but in French, German and Russian, nouns are generally feminine or masculine. In their native languages, some of our...

Just Around the Bend – Rowing in Berlin

I hope that you enjoy this guest post.  The Rowing Concierge helped Jill find a rowing club when she moved from Minneapolis to Berlin for a year.  To read more of her posts about rowing and life in Berlin, please see http://jmazlostinberlin.wordpress.com/category/rowing/ –...