Rhone, Champagne & Burgundy – Day 8


  Adieu Reims… They left Reims in the late morning. Some walked to the Saturday market to buy seasonal produce for a picnic lunch en route to Zeebrugge. This is the time of year for fresh, soft, creamy walnuts you could break open with your bare hands. Some had another look at the Chagall stained glass windows…

Rhone, Champagne & Burgundy – Day 7


Champagne Pierre-Gimonnet I like grower champagnes and Gimonnet is one of my favourite grower-producers. Every time I am in the Champagne region, I visit Didier Gimonnet in Cuis to taste and chat. Often, he gives me lunch as well. Cuis, in the Cote de Blancs, is a Premier Cru Village. Champagne, unlike other wine regions…