CMBM – Frogland Day 1

Posted: March 21, 2023 in Uncategorized

After a long day slept pretty well . Maybe drop back to two bottles of wine tonight and no Grappa! Pleasantly cool after the heat of Africa.

JL have a car so each day probably involve some driving to explore region but also happy to let village life – especially Pleased da Funtown- wash over you

As an early riser I went for a walk around town by myself to watch the sunrise . Lovely area

Gave a few Frenchies a reason for living today and then headed back home but on the way dropped in to the lab and did few smears for them and read an ESR. Itโ€™s the little things that count

By now CLP was up so went for another walk. Some exercise feels very good

This time when we returned home the hosts were up and we had a lovely breakfast . The plan today was for a leisurely drive to a couple of tasting rooms and a couple of villages . First up was Vaison-La-Romaine in search of coffee. Sadly many businesses are closed as slow season so we had an energising walk over a bridge and up a hill to get a better view for cafes .

The we walked back across bridge into town past the clothes markets and into the town square where there more markets and great cafes . Very passable cappuccino as well so it was a great start to day

It was 5 pm somewhere so time to start some tasting . Rather than wineries per se we went to a couple of Co-Ops rather than cellar doors . First up was Les Vigerons de Roaix-Seguret . Now Frenchies like a big lunch break so we rocked up for tasting at 11:50 and they closed at midday. No problem Sweetheart , line em up. 6 wines tasted and 5 bottles bought and out at 12:05. You Aussies ๐Ÿ˜ Very reasonably priced wine as well for less than 10 Euro each ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Must be time for lunch and wisely we had picked up some baguettes at last village . Yummo

That can only mean itโ€™s time for some more drinking but of course nothing opens again until 2 pm. Another coffee then at next village that had sign of life, harder than you may think.

is also an an acute fuel shortage at present with many stations closed . We found one with a 30 L limit but that was fine . By now our next place was open . We hit the dessert wines and they hit back

We thought we might stay at an Air BNB we saw online to give JL a break tonight but the blurb only mentioned the views and not the access ๐Ÿ˜

Back home then and a walk around town to get some supplies of food as drinks are under control next 24 hrs – we have 6 bottles ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป. A great butcher and chocolatier should do the job . We blocked the traffic as JL could have a clear run . The people are friendly but damn they are small.

Well those bottles wonโ€™t open themselves so letโ€™s get home to let them breathe – you know 5 mins ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป. But first some Spritzers . In an odd turn the Prosecco was actually too good for a mixer and made the Spritzers a little bitter but hell we drank them . And then the left over Prosecco ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Duck for dinner and some wine . Wonโ€™t bore you with those photos .

But I have them โ€ฆ.

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