Hotel Le Jacquemart
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We had to get up early. Our alarm didn't go off because we had it set for 6 pm. Lucky I woke up at 6:15.
We had a very nice breakfast. It was buffet but you could also order other things, like Eggs Benedict.
The bus left at 8 am. They had seats reserved for me in the second row.
We drove to Beaune, the Wine Capital of Burgandy approximately a 45 minute drive. First we went to a ...
... Hey, if it's anything like the
wine they gave us at lunch, sign me up!
The winery was very interesting as well. The cellars were a bit creepy, but so authentic.
Our guide was very helpful, and knowledgeable. I wish I would have
acquired a taste for wine previously, because I could simply not enjoy
the bitterness. The champagne was nice though.
After our long excursion we decided to go out to dinner. Regent Bistro. The menu ...
We started our day with our first yet one of many of the breakfasts we would have at our Hotel and then took the tour bus to visit Moutarderie Fallot which was the mustard factory we would have a tour of and be able try fresh ground mustard paste. We would then have lunch at Le Belena where we met the students from CEFAM and got to learn a ...
Joni and I have been doing a lot of walking here in the Meursault area. Using our Nordic walking poles we have taken to daily walks as our exercise here as we often do at home. A couple of days ago when it was cool and cloudy, a man in downtown Meursault asked me if I was getting ready to go skiing. At least…that's what I think he said in French. I heard the words "ski" and “Alp”.
Meursault is in ...
... 15 different wines we drank somewhat conservatively. About half way through we needed a water break! We finished the rest of our tasting before referring to our score card we had been keeping to decide which bottles to buy. I picked my favorite and hope to bring it home and drink it with everyone on Christmas.
For the remainder of the afternoon we walked in and out of a few shops before it started to get dark. Once the sun started going down we headed back ...