Pairing Wine With My Life's Adventure

REINVENTION: Quit my job in IT, sold my house and moved from Cal to NYC for sommelier classes. GETTING MY HANDS DIRTY: Moved to Napa and worked in a vineyard making wine. TRAVEL: Through France and Italy on a wine scavenger hunt. Sto cambiando la mia vita e desidero imparare circa vino. Je change ma vie et je veux me renseigner sur le vin. TRY TO GET SERIOUS: Living in New York for 4 years and working as a Sommelier. NEW GOALS: Do my own thing, find love, speak Spanish, live wine.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

the bones about Beaune

my friend from paris, co co, has decided to ditch work and travel with me this week. this is a good thing b/c she speaks the french and i do not. haven't really used my french-phrases-for-dummies book... driving has been cool, the cars are small here and it's fun to drive stick again. we had to drive to chalon, about 20 km away, to find a cyber cafe. the owner, from algeria, used to live in san fran (he asked about the clubs french kiss and deviate?).

walking thru the vinyards in puligny, which one was batard montrachet? people have been generally very friendly and helpful. tuesday the weather was nice, light jacket, but i heard it's supposed to rain for a few days. ham fest this weekend. wed it snowed while walking through the beautiful town of Beaune.

i forgot to write about the crevettes gris (baby crawdads) and oysters we enjoyed (with chablis and pouilly fume) at a sidewalk cafe for lunch in paris last sunday before leaving on a train, from the gare de lyon station on monday to head for dijon, then finally beaune. in beaune we had to walk about 20 minutes to the hertz office, which was part of a gas station, sort of like a big am/pm we have in the states.

confession, i've been smoking like crazy since i've been here, but will stop soon. i have a little jet lag, so i've been up at 2:30am for the past few nights.

been eating a lot of cheese
feels like i will time run out in burgundy before i have need to move onto rhone monday...


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