The January leg of the Wineophiles tour takes us to Bourgogne, a place English-speakersÂ refer toÂ as Burgundy. I’ve followed the Wineophiles, a group of writing, drinking and cooking bon vivants, for a few months, but this is my first hat-in-the-ring. Nothing, not one drop, short of H O T in all the delicious ways. Bourgogne is located between Paris and Lyon, not a bad place during theÂ spreads of French history when more than thirsty tourists traveled the commercial route through Europe.
It’s a common travel fantasy: visit the Loire Valley (maybe on some sexy-fat-tire-bike), sip white wine, ogleÂ the chĂ˘teaux, ogle sunflowers, relax like royalty. If you bring a date, even better: ogle them too. Let’s bust up that vision a bit, shall we? I’m not arguing with tradition. I just want to snoop around a bit. I want to sneak off the tour and giggle with my husband in the barrel room. And who are you kidding?
Last year I visited the famous CarriĂ¨res de LumiĂ¨res in Les Baux-de-Provence. The featured show was a magnificent display of Renaissance artists, bigger than life and astoundingly vibrant. After theÂ main spectacle, Voyage Imaginaire: Hommage Ă Jules Verne,Â a shortÂ and fantastic depiction of the work of Jules Vern, closed down the exhibit for the evening.Â For those powerfulÂ moments I was under the water with the amazing tale of 20,000Â Leagues Under the Sea.
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