wine tasting tours for nine years for small sized groups of english speaking wine enthusiasts. The day started in a vineyard after meeting other four people on tour with a short introduction to the region Cotes de Beaune and it's vineyards. We got familiar with the Burgundy wine labels and terms, with region's grape varieties, soil characteristics and with regional vine growing and harvesting techniques.
Le Relais de la Diligence. I ended up with pages long of tasting notes from each expression tasted which helped a little bit to be able to choose a bottle to purchase at the end of the day when we stopped by at a local wine shop in Meursault. I am still working on tidying up my tasting notes to create a list of my favorite wines of the region as a separate blog post. The day was absolutely amazing and very satisfying. I learned a lot and tasted amazing wines. If you have an idea of planning a wine tour in Burgundy you shouldn't think twice. Just let Lynne and David take care of it. We used our last piece of strength remaining to shop groceries in Beaune for our dinner we planned on the terrace of our B&B before we collapsed totally exhausted in our rooms.
Our last day was all dedicated to hiking around Saint-Romain. The village has two exciting trails of app. 15km each and I was looking forward to spend my entire day in the woods, climbing up to the cliffs and visiting neighboring villages but after we passed the first quarter of our hike it started to pour like buckets soaking us to the bone. Like in a monsoon in a few minutes our clothes and backpacks got as wet and heavy as they could possibly get. In a miserable condition we managed to reach a village we spotted from a distance and took shelter under the canopy of the church where we desperately tried to dry our clothes and called a cab back to our place. Of course the clouds cleaned in a few hours with a beautiful sunshine right after we got back...
For three days we had amazing food, tasted incredible wines. Our B&B was great and I really appreciated our isolation although I resisted at the beginning against it quite a lot. It was so nice to slow down and adapt ourselves to the pace of the Burgundy life during our stay. When we were packing in the morning to leave Saint-Romain to Dijon I was aware that I will be missing this feeling pretty soon.