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... was worth the effort. 4. Traffic is a ***** on the Cote de Azure. Poor Fred spent way too much time behind the wheel today, creeping along from St. Tropez past Cannes and Nice and slowly into Monte Carlo. Monte Carlo was spectacular and well worth the time spent in the car, but it was a long day. We are very much looking forward to spending a week at Spannochia and relaxing a ...
VIVIERS, JUNE 2
This morning we sailed further down the Rhone. Went thru some very large locks where we dropped about 30-40 feet from the previous level. The locks are very interesting. We then turned off into a split in the Rhone to go to the very small town of Viviers. This was originally a Roman town that was first settled in about 400. When the Romans finally started recognizing Christianity, the protestants picked this ...
... as the husband is evidently a pretty good chef; would want to be for the price! Anyway, as you can see from the photos the place is pretty swish and it gives us a chance to put the glad rags on again. There will be eight guests and the two hosts for dinner. I will give a post on this later. It seems a bit of a shame but we say goodbye to Clarissa Citroen tomorrow. ...
Another day of cruising on the riverboat as we make our way to Provence. Today, a three hour stop in Tain l'Hermitage where we toured a winery (with just horrible wine), the Valrhona chocolate boutique (Barefoot Contessa says this is the best chocolate in the world), and an art gallery. Then back onboard. Five days in to a seven day cruise, we have made many friends with whom we sit in bar as scenery goes by. Life is ...
... 2012 13.5%
A 100% Grenache Blanc. Very pale straw colour, clear and bright with honey and perhaps a touch of almond. Soft, slightly honeyed on the palate. Medium acitidy with a fresh pear fruit (some found a touch of pineapple – but definitely not Nicola).
2. Condrieu – “Invitaire” 2011 13%
100% Viognier from near the two villages of St Michele and Limonix. No oak. Full malo. ...
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