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.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

the long and winding rhone

Who am I? Where am I? And what the hell am I doing? Sunday evening, I just arrived in Lyon (on the banks of the Rhone and Saone rivers) and I broke down and got a nice room with a view. I'm just about to enjoy some of this Gevrey-Chambertin I bought a couple days ago. I left Puligny this morning with the hope of visiting a guy who makes cremant/sparkling in Givry and then Macon, but could not find the first and didn't like the second. It was raining so I just kept driving. It's a big city here and the traffic scared me to death. I was almost out of gas this morning, so it was pretty funny trying to keep my cool since all of the gas stations were closed today, auto-gas thingies only speaking french and not liking my credit cards. I thought it would have been lame if I was crying on the side of the road, in the rain, so I said a prayer and blasted the music. It all worked out. Can't eat much tonight b/c I'm blowing my allowance on the room. That's ok b/c I've been doing quite well on food. I'm going to take a walk along the Rhone and see what I can find out about Lyon. After that I'm going to take advantage of the big bathtub and make my plan for tomorrow... hope to find a cheap b&b in the country and continue with the field research.

Here are the answers to the most asked questions: no I haven't yet, and yes maybe it is b/c I'm wearing the same thing everyday. I think I smell alright.


  • At 11:46 PM, Blogger karen said…

    You know the French are a little stinky themselves so I don't think you need to worry about body aromas. You look lovely in your pictures so I am sure the Euro man of your dreams is just around the wine cellar door. Karen


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