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“A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.” ~Louis Pasteur

May 14, 2023

Today after a fairly good sleep and a leisurely breakfast we took a bus to the Beaujolais region of France. Beaujolais is a French wine generally made from the Gamay grape which has a thick skin and is low in tannin. The wine takes its name from the historical Provence of Beaujolais which is a wine-producing region, north of Lyon.

The lovely vineyard we visited was Domain Paire. It was on a beautiful rolling hillside with villages dotting the roads. The vines looked much shorter than traditional vines I have seen, but the hillside was beautiful and on a sunny day must have been stunning.

The owner of the vineyard said the winery had been in his family for generations. He explained the wine-making process from growing the grapes to the fermentation and bottling. We had a wine tasting, a white chardonnay, and two red wines made from the Gamay grapes. All were exquisite,

My only regret in life is that I did not drink more wine.”~Ernest Hemingway

“I shall drink no wine before it’s time! OK, it’s time.”~Groucho Marx

As it had been already a couple of hours since our last opportunity to eat and drink we went to the sip and sail cocktail hour and then to the chefs table for dinner. It was a wonderful dinner of unique and delicious food and wine pairings with a lovely presentation. There was good food, good wine and good friends. What more could one want?

“Thats what I do: I drink and I know things.”~ Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones

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