sorry for all the radio silence folks.
i've been trying to plan a few new directions for this blog and testing out a new look, while making some tough decisions.
so, if you can hang in there ... i'll be back soon!
|image via here|
|images via here, here, here and here. Also, here and here|
|insert obligatory travel dork|
|shutters for days and days and days,|
|chardonnay fields forever|
|i know what you are thinking, and yes, trust me i would have brought these home if i could for that backyard vineyard i'm dream of|
|downtown Chablis, main square|
|it tastes even better than it looks|
|Chablis is the most beautiful very small town, seriously you should go there|
Chablis is a very, very small town. There is basically just the one main road, which makes it perfect for a half or full day stop as part of a bigger trip. If you happen to find yourself here, head to the main square and pick up a walking tour map from the tourist office. You can easily navigate this tour which takes about all of an hour and gives you a good bit of history, highlights architecture and walks you through the entire town. The main square has a small number of cafes that serve up a good croque-monsieur and cold glass of Chablis. The streets are lined with wine shops that happily offer tastings and information about production, and there are a few wonderful home decor shops and small patisseries.
As for wine itself, Chablis are crisp, and refreshing almost more of a dry taste than fruity. Since Chablis wine is made from pure Chardonnay grapes some experts say that it's the "purest" expression of what true chardonnay is.
(more posts about the trip and travel guides to come)