I began this blog in 2009 because I was unsure about a lot of things in my life but I knew two things: 1) I needed a change, and 2) I needed to write about it. Writing helped me process my thoughts and capture whatever moment I was in, even if that moment was foggy and hard to see through. As I began writing, I learned that other people were coming in and out of similarly foggy places, and that it was comforting for them to hear about someone else processing their journey. Our driver said to think of the Masai cattle as roadside bombs. If you hit one, don’t stop. I’ve had it confirmed about Kenya in general. You’re suppose to drive to the police station so they can investigate while protecting you from the community. That goes for pedestrians as well.
About a year ago, we asked… Belsky who he thought had the greatest potential to become one of the best investors of the next decade. He answered quickly and definitively: Sarah Tavel. We’ve gotten to know Sarah over the last year. While we only very recently revealed our interest in having her join us, our interactions with her over the year amplified our instincts. She especially impressed us with the speed and quality of her thinking around disruptive markets, her ability to influence others with her ideas, and the depth of the relationships she has forged.
The drive from Avignon to Tain l’Hermitage takes about 1 ½ hours, so after breakfast at the hotel, we will leave Avignon at 9:30 and arrive at Tain l’Hermitage at about 11, where we have an appointment for a tour and tasting of the wines of M. Chaputier: one of the great producers of the Rhone valley. Chaputier produces wines from a great many of the Rhone appellations, including the great AOCs of the north. Chaputier farms the majority of acreage of the iconic hill of Hermitage as well as vineyards in Crozes Hermitage,Cote Rotie, Condrieu, Saint Joseph, Saint Peray, and Cornas.
This is such great Information. I had just recently checked their website to see what it would cost for us to go to Washington via Amtrak. It was a little steep and would have taken us 11 1/2 hrs so we chose not to do it. There is a station in Clemson – 4 miles from us – so if you ever stop there, give me a call! Super lens. I love how you did your photos.
Upon arriving into the center of medieval Uzès, I checked to see which Uzès restos were rated by the Michelin inspectors. There were no Bib Gourmand restaurants, but there were several listed near the center of town and I quickly went by each to see if they were open and check out their menus.
Next village was Lirac, where we visited the Caves des Vins de Cru de Lirac where we picked up both roses and Lirac reds. Minutes down the road was the village of Tavel and in Tavel, their only wines are their world famous roses, although some Tavel producers may also make Lirac reds.