Saturday, October 20, 2012

Beaune Part 2: The Wine

Continuing the second of two posts about Beaune, we move on to wine. Since Beaune is the wine capital of Burgundy, we of course had to go to a wine tasting. This one was in a 14th century former Franciscan church that is now a wine market. After a short presentation we tasted six wines: Meursault (my favorite), Chassagne-Montrachet, Volnay, Gevrey-Chambertin, Pommard, Corton Grand Cru. I like wine. That's still all I know about it.

The cellars in the basement of the market


And back up above, tasting the wines...could there be a more post card-like place to do something like this?
 Flickering candlelight, vaulted ceiling, arches, stained glass






This small vineyard is the very same one that the Franciscans cultivated to make altar wine and it is the only vineyard in Beaune's historical center.

2 comments:

Sparkling Like A Diamond said...

All of this is very cool. I bet it looked larger in real life.

Michelle said...

Sparkling,

It was fun and my qu'est-ce que c'est this week will have to do with something I learned about here.