Friday, June 19

You know you're having too much fun at a blind wine tasting when.....

the only pictoral evidence you have are the following photos.

WARNING: This is not typical blind wine tasting protocol. If you must try our way of blind wine tasting, do try this at home because otherwise you can make a fool of yourself in public.

In case you don't know what a blind wine tasting is, it is where you taste wine that has been covered up and proceed to taste the wine and guess where it comes from, the year, the grape type, etc. For this tasting, each of us brought a bottle to contribute. I forgot to take photos of the "sophisticated" part of the blind tasting. SO you get the aftermath, once we uncovered all the bottles and let all our inhibitions to the wine. I hope you enjoy!!

The first set of photos are what happens when you shake your head like you were motioning "no"... only very frantically, then you snap a photo ... hahahaha super funny!!

Then we decided it was group photo time!!

Now the solo photos....

Now a photoshoot of just me....

And of course no photo shoot is complete without the "giant croutons in your eyes" shot

The rest are just misc. photos from the night

Why thank you, I'll have another! hahaahhaha
See! It really was a blind can barely even see the bottles!!
I hope the pictoral evidence made you laugh a lot! Also I hope it inspires you to have one of your very own!!
Stay tuned for the next post!!
This is Veronique, the American formerly known as Ceci ... signing out!!!

Tuesday, June 16

It is not wine tasting, for me it is 'market research'

What a chore I have to take on, preparing for this Masters in Wine Business. So much 'market research'. I don't want to be caught with my glass empty folks, the more I taste, the more I know (and the better buzz I get! haha)

Well whether you call it wine-tasting, market research or just maintaining the buzz...
We took a wine adventure to St. Romain. This is a small village south west of Dijon about 30miles/50km. It was popular back in the day due to the cliffs. Something about protecting people from nasty winds. Also the land is good for vines because they are positioned better in the sunlight due to the slope placement. Whatever. The wine was great! We went to one particular vineyard where the wine taster giver person gave us like 13 different wines to taste! And this was only before lunch!! Market research can be soooo demanding. In any case, I found time to take some pics for you... hope you enjoy some French countryside photos!

The Almighty Protective Cliffs!!!

The other people I dooped into "market researching" with me!

We were still composed after tasting allllll these wines!
NO JOKE, we tasted all but one of the bottles on display!!
The "downtown" of St. Romain
The left side of "downtown"
Martin - Market Researcher #2

Valerie & Stephane - Market Researchers #3 & 4

Alexis - Market Researcher #5
Well the wine was GREAT! But the city was small....when you only have one know you are small. And being the frenchmen they were, the restaurtant owners didn't want to make any extra money by having 5 people they told us to go to another city to eat. Only in France! So we drove to the next town over called Mersault ("Mer-so")....cause we were mer-Soooooooo Hungry!!! So I took some photos there as well:
The mer-Soooooo old church

The mer-Sooooo typical Burgundy Roofs

A mer-Soooo pretty fountain!

mer-Sooooo close up now!!

mer-Sooooo far back now!

mer-Sooooo having a deja-vu!!

mer-Soooooo lucky I took a video of this dowtown Mersault!!

My mer-Soooooo yummy 'tartiflette' made with epoisse cheese (aka REALLY stinky)
I devoured this in like negative 3 seconds!!
A random photo opp I got of the french tractors that they use to ride throught the vineyard wine rows.

Hope you enjoyed my 'market research' in St. Romain and our detour in Mersault!
I'm mer-Soooooo excited to write the next entry!! Stay tuned!!
This Veronique, the American formerly known as Ceci ... signing out!!