Picnic with chocolateSeptember 8, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C
My host administers the site "Friends of Burgundy", consisting of American and English expats. One of the first events they organised was a wine tasting / picnic to which I was invited. The winery by Alise Sainte Reine is relatively new. It was started by a wealthy surgeon from Lyon who died after spending his money establishing the vines but before he could sample any of his vintages. His wife took over, although since she lives ion an island off Madagascar, she doesn't have much to do with the day to day operation.
The day itself was cold and overcast, the only such day this month, but we could use one of their halls so all went well. The wines were forgettable.
The nearby town is Flavigny-sur-Ozerain where the film "Chocolat"was filmed, so here are some shots to remind you of it.Read more