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A couple shots of Burgundy. I have to post my loot later. Nothing crazy (no La Tache or Romanee-Conti) but I got some interesting stuff.
Just got back from Burgundy. I'll post my loot later (brought back 9 bottles). It was an amazing trip. Stayed at Saulieu and made our way through the region to taste each day. I didn't think I'd like it as much as Montalcino but the wines were better and the countryside and, surprisingly, the food, were just as spectacular.
Good call. I think you can stay on the premises too. I need to read Andrew Jefford's "The New France" again. Maybe it has some tips RE: visiting other tasting rooms too.
That was the tentative plan. London -> Paris -> rent car to explore Burgundy. This is the longest vacation I'll likely take for the foreseeable future so quiet for that leg is welcomed. I'm hoping to find somewhere to eat and drink great and this is a great opportunity to visit one of my favorite wine regions. I just need to make sure that restaurants and tasting appointments will be available.
The reviews are mixed, some stating it was desolate and difficult to travel, others said it was the best time to go. I have a mutual friend who lives there that I sent an e-mail to. I hope that he is able to settle the debate.Probably a tough sell since I know my wife wants to go to Paris for at least a couple of days. If I were single I'd be all about it.
My wife is working in London for 2 months beginning December 1 and her firm agreed to fly me over as opposed to flying her back for Christmas and New Years. I'll be in Europe from December 22-Jan 2. I've never been to London so I will definitely spend a couple of days there. I was thinking Paris and Burgundy but I'm concerned that Burgundy will be too deserted with everyone taking holiday. I'm open to other suggestions if those seem less promising. Thoughts?
You ever buy online Pio? I've done it a few times recently and had good experiences. A great wine retail shop opened near my house a few months ago and it's been my go-to though.
Both '09 and '10 are considered excellent but the only better vintage of the last couple decades has been 2005, and then 1998 before that.
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