Most of the literature describes 3 main soil types:light filtering sandstone, fluvial sand and shingle; chalky gravel and red clay, red clay and quartzite shingle. As the geologic map and the photos show, there are more. Many vineyards will have more than a single soil type as one walks up the slope. The Tavel website describes two main soils, galets and lauses (which are to the west, ), and goes on to describe pebbly sandy soil at the foot of the slopes. The cross section of this is well illustrated in the geologic map and in the photo of the hillside cut. Right now, my online life consists mostly of midterm status updates and the occasional outdoor run (come on Tavel — you can do better than that!). There is more going on (I promise!) but it’s time to keep some of that stuff to myself. Despite the obviously less appealing blog material, I am very much excited about where I am going, although slightly impatient to finally get to the part where I have a job again (2.5 more years…!). As I bury my head deeper into my anatomy books and force my feet to stay grounded on the familiar NYC pavement, I still feel surrounded by exciting possibilities. At some point, I guess I just decided to share less of them with the world.
We started our visit by going out to the vineyards to see the land and learn about how it impacts the wine. I’ve often said that no matter how much I read about a wine region, I never truly understand it until I go there and experience it first hand.
Back in 1948 my mom hailed a train heading north in Oregon, and we rode to Astoria for the day. Then Mom took us back on the train (Astoria station), and the train stopped to let us off at a dirt road crossing. What a thrill that was. Depending on gaps and/or special approval, 3 or 4-night stays are possible in selected apartments and at slightly higher nightly rates.
Inspiring list, but I agree that PH immigration give Filipinos a hard time. Whether travelers intend to work or not, I just find it rude. Makes me feel like its easier to travel in and out other ASEAN (like Thailand or sg). Even oec system for ofws is ridiculous.
what if I’m going to nassau bahamas and I got my contract to work there do I need a transit visa for my flight. I’ve never traveled by train. Sounds like you learned a lot on your train trip. Great lens! Rachel Tavel, DPT, CSCS, is a published travel writer turned Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). She earned her BA in Spanish and Archaeology from Bowdoin College and her DPT from NYU.
the first wine was his 2010 Tavel/Chateau de Trinquevedel which he had drawn off of the tank for us this morning. the wine had been assembled within the last month and is waiting to be bottled in march. the wine was a robust pink throughout the glass and clear. the aromas were of flowers and red fruits. the taste was flowers, red raspberries, strawberries, and a hint of white pepper. the finish was a wonderful balance of mineral and acid. it is young and will evolve further on the fruit and flowers side in the months before we see it. i look forward to enjoying this during the coming year.