Friday, November 27, 2009

Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants

Once again, we went to our favorite wine expo in Paris.  Twice a year, the independants wineries have a 4 day wine expo in Paris.

A cute puppy who took a liking to me -

Tom and his colleagues discussing the wine..

Our FAVORITE  champagne!!!

Our favorite red wine - Domaine La Tour Penedesses in the Langedoc region (southwest) of France.  It's a little embarrassing when the vignerons recognize us...

Big cheese...

Part of the group that we were with...we were an international group with friends from the Ukraine, Tunisia, Japan, Mauritius (an island 500 miles east of Madagascar, South Africa in the Indian Ocean), and France.

This is a wonderful place to learn about the different wines and regions of France.  The independant wineries explain why their wine taste the way it does - whether it's due to the soil, the climate, the grape, the geographical location, the way that it's prepared etc.  This is a great educational experience!!


Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Wow Dawn you are certainly getting out and about, and to such great places too!! Enjoy :-) xx

Leesa said...

We went today! It was GREAT!!! YAY! I bought 4 bottles of wine... all white and SWEET!! Yeeeehaaa!