From the times of the Papal court up to those of the Kings of France , from Balzac to Brillat- Savarin, Tavel’s rosé wines figure among those considered as France’s best. In 1820, their notoriety could be compared with that of Cornas or Châteauneuf du Pape wines. Tavel is a fine wine, made for gastronomy. This race wasn’t a race at all. It was a personal challenge. Luckily, I got to do it with a group of people whose main focus was finishing together, not ahead of one another. In the end, what mattered wasn’t how quickly we ran through the finish line or what our times were; what mattered was that we finished, that we swam through the chaotic lake water, we biked our way through the steep and challenging uphills (even if some of them were so steep I nearly had to come to a complete standstill), and we ran through the finish with whatever we had left.
Beautiful pictures! I’ve visited India twice, and was able to travel between Bangalore, New Delhi and Agra. I was fascinated by what I saw, but I missed these pretty places. Perhaps I’ll have another opportunity to visit someday. Here I am rambling on about soil types and garrigue, which don’t tell you a whole lot about the wine unless you go there to experience it yourself (which I highly recommend). So let’s talk about the wine a little bit.
The Negre Coste has an elevator (many French hotels do not), extra soundproofing in the rooms (important because Coeur Mirabeau is a busy place late into the night), free wi-fi in public areas, mini-bars in rooms, luggage storage, hair dryers, ironing boards on request, complementary toiletries, flat screen TVs, and tour and reservation assistance. Laundry service is available as well.
It is always a good practice to buy travel insurance even if the person is not pregnant. It will cover any missed flights, lost baggage, stolen items but make sure the policy includes pregnancy complication as travel during pregnancy can be unpredictable.
There are some wildlife that live and visit the island. The island is often visited by sea turtles (pawikan) that lay their eggs along it’s beach. Also, a couple of big birds of prey (Philippine eagles or monkey eating eagles, according to a source) can be seen flying around the island.
As they age, wines from Morgon become more and more pinot like; but they are so delicious young that I rarely wait to drink them. Flourescent lighting is being forced upon us by the government. This article explains why their logic is flawed, and why it is a bad idea.