Ibis Nuits Saint Georges
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... is superb, clear blue sky and a sunny 24C.
All set up, lunch, a pleasant stroll into Chalon-sur-Soane, which is a pleasant and lively place.
Churches found, mass times determined, it looks like we will be here until Monday at least.
... nay..all to do with the structure of the soils..layers of limestone of various particle sizes.some vines have roots 25 metres long reaching water.all the geology determines the quality of the wine in an area. Pommard has 20 hectares in one plot..most unusual..only gives village quality ( lowest)wine from which blends are made in oak casks discarded after 2 years..owned by a silicon valley millionaire these days. Beautiful garden on other ...
... fields full of sunflowers and hay, that tension melted away. Driving in France is much like driving in Canada, except the French are allowed to drive faster. On highways the speed limit is 130; on country roads it's 90. Perhaps because 130 is a more natural driving speed (don't we all hit 120/130 when we aren't watching the speedometer?), there isn't any "speeding." Everyone drives the limit or below. The only real surprise about driving in France is that ALL of their major highways ...
... hours and see inside the Musee des Beaux Arts sometime. That takes up a 1/3 of the palace, the rest belongs to the local government.
Today will be more adventures in banking, and tackling provisions and cleaning of boat. Wednesday back to cell phones and looking for a mi fi box somewhere somehow. We are due to move out of hotel I think on Thursday morning, so I may lose wi fi at least for awhile.
Will update as I can, world.
... C******nay and for reds, its Pinot Noir. What is so cool is that we tasted wines made from the same grapes, by the same winemaker that were grown only 1/4 mile apart and they tasted entirely differently. So, to buy a Burgandy wine, you need to know not only the area it comes from but the actual vineyard where the grapes were grown. We toured two wineries. One was a large winery, Maurice Piccard. It was a modern facility on the outside but it's cellars, which ...