Wow, its oyster season and still warm enough to enjoy them outside on the terrace! Fall has been unusually warm in the SW of France (the new normal?) so I have waited to try my first oysters of the season until the water is cooler – usually I start thinking of oysters in early October. These fines de clair from the Charentais Atlantic Coast are just staring to fill out and become what the oyster guy at the Saturday Farmer’s Market calls “charnues”, meaning plump and meaty. Miam, miam! The “Atmosphères” sparkling is from the Domaine Landron, located in the Loire Valley near Nantes. This bottle is pinot noir and chardonnay grown organically.