Fine wines and champagnes with VSF the yacht suppliers is the discussion of the day on the Riviera Firefly podcast.
Claire Mottershaw from VSF- Vin Sans Frontiers chats champagnes, prosecco and fine wines and what to have on the festive table.
She takes us through her business journey and what makes VSF the supplier with a difference ? the one that the Chief Steward Stewardess and Captain should be looking for.
We cover family life and how being your own boss can get you off the hamster wheel.

  • How did VSF start
  • Claire’s background before coming to France
  • Wine versus water
  • What to do when you hit a glass ceiling
  • Wine as an Asset class
  • Bond Walthamstow Wine cellar
  • Which wine for vegetarians for a Parsnip roulade
  • LVMH Moët & Chandon vv Prosecco why has it become such a large market
  • The Anglo-Saxon attitude to business
  • The French port problem in 2017
  • PMEs form a large part of the PACA economy
  • Family balance ? being your own boss and being there for the children

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc
Poppy Santa Lucia
Prosecco Extra Dry

Gréolières Skiing and private lessons

Books – AA Milne Winnie the Pooh
Boks – Dan Brown
Film – Paddington Bear 2 Roquefort les Pins

Free PDF to their 2017 seasonal offers can be found and downloaded on VSF Seasonal Offers 2017

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Our sponsor –   This podcast was sponsored by KidooLand the Little English School who have just opened inscriptions for the next holidays for 4-16 year olds KidooLand nicknamed “the little English school” by our clients has a  year round premises is  set up for the little and big people. We run English activities all year round as well as holiday camps in Vallauris Sophia and Valbonne. With the Ados that we get to explore the Cote d’Azur in great depth .. Mougins, Cannes, Biot and more for cultural and really fun outings and this year we add in community awareness projects.

Riviera Firefly is your online guide to living on and visiting the French Riviera and the Côte d’Azur. We cover topics such as Education for children and adults, Places to visit, Health and lifestyle, hobbies and leisure and have lots of fun here in the Alpes Maritimes. We also talk to inspiring local entrepreneurs and small businesses about how they started their careers in France, dealing with administration and what brought them here in the first place. Topical issues such as Brexit and what this means to expats will also be covered in 2017. Our online directory and magazine can be found on
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+33 (0)9 52 26 87 74