Paris (Saturday-Sunday, May 22-23) A trip to the hip new wine shop Lavinia, brunch with friends, and dinners at Mon Viel Ami on Ile St. Louis and a Tibetan spot near the Sorbonne.
|A glimpse of the landmark lacquered tile roofs of the Hotel Dieu, home of les Trois Glorieuses, the Hospices de Beaune.|
I recently returned from a weeklong tour of Burgundy and Champagne, our third annual French regional wine-group tour. As in our past tours, our friends and associates with French Wine Explorers, sommeliers-conseils Lauriann Greene-Sollin and Jean-Pierre Sollin, organized a flawless itinerary filled with excellent food and wine, first-rate winery visits and luxury accommodations.
My detailed travel diaries are now online, featuring day-by-day tour reports that include notes on more than 100 wines, a dozen excellent dinners, and information and photos about the many wine-related stops along our way.
We'll very likely take another wine tour in France with French Wine Explorers in 2005. If you'd like me to send you a personal note with more information when we have it, please let me know by E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll put you on the list.
For more information about French Wine Explorers and their tours, click to http://www.wine-tours-france.com/, where you may also sign up for their E-mail list, a periodic bulletin that features information about their tours and wine appreciation in general.