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... was quite warm we found ourselves in need of refreshments. Well we came across French pub and were made welcome. There were only a handful of people in the bar but very soon people began to drift in. We were not aware of the tradition and it might only be peculiar to this pub, but every time a newcomer entered the bar, they shook hands with everyone on the bar. Dave and I were flat out getting a decent swig of our beer. But ...
... sure had tastings. Burgundy had lots of Pinot Noirs and some C******nay, and we bought a bottle of each. We headed home, tired and a bit rainy, but we've probably had 2-3 rainy days in the 40 or so days that have passed. We tucked into another French classic beuf bourguignon which we hope wasn't horse, but im pretty sure was beuf (only French people appeared to eat here, and we thought they wouldn't have time to slow cook horse for tourists). Either way, it tasted almost as good as ...
... and had a wander around the lovely town to refresh our memories. This was one of the towns where we used to bring our visitors to amble around the boutique shops and have a lazy lunch at one of the outside restaurants in the square.
Next stop was the village of Chagny, this was about 20 minutes from where we used to live and the plan was to get out on our bikes and cycle around all the old haunts for old times sake…….unfortunately ...
... what happened to the first.
The Duke of Burgundy was generous with his newly state appropriated property and gave the fortress to his advisor. Whoever thought it would be beneficial to be in politics? The Chateau went through various hands until 1936 when Chateauneuf and the village were declared a protected historical monument. Meticulously restored ...
... story is as inspiring as it is entertaining.
During our time here we actually went to very few wineries for tastings. The expectation is that you taste for free and buy at least one bottle on the way out. We won’t be transporting any bottles in our luggage and shipping charges are outrageous so we’ll leave France with more memories than wine.
We finally stopped by a ...