Hotel La Sommellerie
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Multilingual staff
- Non-smoking hotel
- Breakfast Available
- Banquet room
- Free parking
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After getting use to the sound of hoot owls in the night we slept in until 8:00am this morning. We awoke to a low cloud level and cool temperatures but the promise of a sunny day lay ahead. After a pot of coffee (loved that after a month of espressos) and a light breakfast, we took a walk through the village of Noves.
Noves is is a very small village with only a few hundred inhabitants. At one time there were ramparts around the town but only a few remain along with a few ...
... just South of Avignon about 12:45. We were greeted by a Londoner who works for the owners. The owners are in the states for a holiday. Robin, our greeter, showed us our two bedroom cottage on the property. Moulin de la Roque is an old flour mill converted to vacation rental with the capacity to support about fifty guests. The grounds are beautiful and the cottages and rooms charming. ...
Learning to love wine was a real process for me. You see people drink it on TV and in movies, and it always seems so fancy and appropriate for the situation. On holidays as I got older (teenage years) I would ask my dad if I could try a sip of his wine. Sometimes he would say no, and sometimes he would let me take a sip. Every time is was the most awful thing I had ever tasted. "If it tastes so awful - why do people drink this stuff?" I used to think to myself. Slowly but surely ...
Unlike its northern Rhône neighbours Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOP permits thirteen different varieties of grape in red wine but the blend must be predominantly Grenache. This will be supplemented with Syrah, and almost always with Mourvèdre. The better wines are usually aged at least five years, although we found some lovely ones that ...
( I haven't posted for a while because we are completely preoccupied with getting things settled in Lyon... but that is another post. )
Before Lyon, there was Orange and Chateau-neuf-de-Pape (sigh). After a lot of deliberation we decided to leave Avignon for Orange mostly because I had to get my phone set up to connect with the landlords in Lyon. Knowing Orange isn't the most picturesque town, we made a stop ...