Vineyards in France

17 Jun

Instead of a big, long trip, Elizabeth and I thought would be nice to go to a vineyard in france and a wine tasting.

We hopped on a train to Dijon (yes ladies and gentlemen, the land of mustard!), one of the cities of the Burgundy region. France is separated into different wine regions that each specialize in their own types of wine. The Burgundy region produces two wines, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and only supplies about 3% of France’s total production. I am a wine expert now, can’t you tell?!?

We started our tour driving through and around the vineyards on our way to the Clos de Vougeot. This vineyard produces extremely expensive wine and had about 7 red Ferraris and a Maserati parked in front of it. We then continued to the wine tasting and tried five different wines, one from the regional level, 3 from the village level, and one from the premier cru. France separates its wines into four levels starting with the lowest at regional, village, premier cru, and then grand cru. I loved 4 out of the 5 wines and learned that I can like red wines and dry wines!


3 Responses to “Vineyards in France”

  1. Mom June 17, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

    So I guess you are learning a lot over in Europe? Love you!

  2. Toni July 1, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    Tina, Have been following your blog since you mother forwarded to me. Looks like you are having a wonderful time and visiting some historic places. Enjoy the adventure!!!
    Aunt Toni


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