11 April 2010


One of these days, we're going to take a driving tour of the Route des Grands Crus. You know, go to the northern tip of it, then drive south on it, stopping to spend a night at a chambre d'hôte here or a château there (we're in France, after all). We'd buy a case of wine everyday until we get on A6 to get back to Lyon.

But a trip like that would require thorough planning, and we haven't done enough research yet. So in the meantime, a day trip will have to do.

Wine buying wasn't really on the agenda yesterday. We were just driving on a local road from Macôn, heading toward Grotte d'Azé (which, incidentally, is absolutely great for families with kids). Then we saw a sign for a cellar in a tiny village we were passing through.

Step on the brake and pull over!


The lady askd if we wanted red or white, and explained four of the whites to us. We selected two of those to taste, and ended up buying three bottles of each. One of them is particularly fruity and summery. I already know what I want to cook when I serve that wine, but I need to find where I can buy lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves.

Living in France as American expats can be overwhelming and frustrating sometimes. But there are things to be enjoyed and appreciated. Might as well.

Our loot. Let's see how long these six bottles will last.


J. et K. said...

Beautiful post.

cocopuff1212 said...

I LOVE the French country side!

Heidi Leon Monges said...

I love the fact that almost everywhere in France when you're on the road, you can find amazing little wineries!.

Last year we did a road trip from Marseille to San Sebastian (Spain) and boy, we drank lots of vin de la region!.

I hope you and your hubs enjoy yours.

cocopuff1212 said...

We went through these 6 bottles rather quickly. Next time when we find something we like, we will buy at least a dozen!