I am very aware that every blogger who has been to France has written such a blog. I am not sure if I am more worried about theirs being better or mine being the same. Nevertheless it was a weekend totally deserving of some writing.
In typical Melanie fashion I added a wee bit of stress before departure. Short story - I lost my train ticket. In a rather bizarre purchase arrangement, I was not able to just print out a new copy. So I bought a new one. Oh well.
We did find it and had the opportunity to taste several very nice wines chez Christophe Vaudoisey. I believe several bottles found their way home on our bikes including one now at my place.
on a cyclepath, through the vineyards.
We had local wine, cherries in wine sauce, between the dessert amuse bouche, and the milliardises shown on the right. The unpretentious thingies on the left were the best thing I have ever tasted. I offered to arm wrestle Simon for his, but a true gentleman he offered it to me instead.
And then it was Sunday.
A very nice visit to Hotel-Dieu-Hospices de Beaune.
Built in 1441 to care for the poor it remained in operation until 1965 or so. If you ever needed to be in a hospital in the Middle Ages this was the pace to be! It even had its own winery. And a still for making pharmaceuticals. And beautiful paintings. And tapestries. Just go see it between wine tastings. You will not be disappointed.
And just one last wine tasting at Vins de Bourgogne on our way out of town...
I learned a lot about wine this weekend - still know next to nothing but could order a decent bottle of Bourgogne in a restaurant if I needed to!