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A Week in France

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Posted by Burke Morton On February - 7 - 2010

Train à Grande VitesseI'm headed for France today--I'll be there for the next week while my wife is on a business trip for her employer. You can get from Paris to Reims in 45 minutes--thanks to the TGV--so while my wife is working, I will do some wine work Champagne. I'll be visiting two of my favorite small grower-producers, Pierre Peters in the Côte de Blancs (south of Epernay) and Vilmart further north in the Marne Valley (just south of Reims). Also thanks to the TGV, I'll spend two days visiting and tasting in the under-appreciated region of Alsace. It is a mere three hour zip across the country to the eastern corner of France, where I'll see several producers, including Trimbach, Weinbach, and Zind-Humbrecht (alas, they do not have a website). I know, it seems crazy that it's February and I'm going to be drinking a ton of white wine. Sounds perfect to me. I'll post updates as time allows--the next one will be from France!

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4 Responses

  1. Scurvychaser Said,

    Okay, so you’re back. Tell us some of what you found!

    Posted on February 16th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

  2. Jens Said,

    Having just made a very similar trip (Zurich to Paris) on the TGV and a road trip to Epernay yesterday, I would agree that February and this week is just fine for wine tasting in France. Would have loved to go to Alsasce but am heading down to Bordeaux next week. Love it here.

    Posted on February 21st, 2010 at 3:45 am

  3. Burke Morton Said,

    Probably not as much snow on the ground in Bordeaux as there was in Alsace, but I know the tasting will be great down there. Enjoy the Dordogne–I probably don’t need to tell *you* to eat some foie gras while you’re there….

    Posted on February 21st, 2010 at 3:02 pm

  4. Jens Said,

    Thanks. If we had aligned our travel dates, can’t think of a better person to dig into French wines. Trying to sneak into some really good estates in Burgundy also. I could live here, or at least visit often even without speaking a lick of French!

    Posted on February 21st, 2010 at 7:18 pm

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