Im a wine lover, and I was excited at the prospect of savoring a glass or two of exceptional French wine each night without breaking our cruising budget. My first trip to a local grocery store, however, left me baffled and bewildered. There were two long aisles chock full of French wines; Id had no idea there were so many. I dont speak French, so I had no idea what I was reading on the labels. I left the grocery store empty-handed and disappointed, and vowed Id bring Paul, my French-speaking boyfriend and cruising partner, the next time I went wine shopping. But alas, when we returned to the store the next day, Paul couldnt help much. Although he could read the labels, we found out there werent just simply cabernets or chardonnays, but different types of red and white, different varieties of wines, and too many choices, which just puzzled me more. This bump in the road wasnt going to stop me from having a glass of French wine that night, so I picked out one white and one red. I decided each time I went to the grocery store Id buy a different bottle decide which types I preferred. Id would write them down and stock up on them before we left each island.