Well, the new year’s not so new anymore…But hey there is always a reason to celebrate! Would you pop the champagne?
Can you guess which vineyard the bottles are from in the featured image?
Why they are from the Castellane winery in Champagne, France. Yes! One of our road trips took us to this northeastern corner of the country, where it is only the sparkling wines produced here that can be called ‘Champagne’. It’s a badge of honor reserved for a unique pedigree. Disagree all you want, it’s the law and upheld by the French vehemently.
Like any typical wine tour, it was more for Suan then for Mel because he’s the designated driver who have to make sure everyone (that’s Mel and Suan) returns home safely from this spiritual endeavour. And dive we did into the realm of the spirit world, understanding technical terms such as secondary fermentation etc. We think we emerged as PhDs in wine tasting from all of this, sparkling ones that is. Or did it look sparkling because we tested too much?
So we’ve done it. We’ve drank champagne in Champagne. heheh
But lest you think that Champagne is only for the sparkling wine, think again! There is a serious historical aspect to this region. One which back in medieval times was the place where French Kings were crowned!
Let us show you what you can see and do in Champagne, besides seeking spirituality!