As some of you might recall, I am over in Europe this month leading a few bike trips. The first two weeks are firmly behind me (and the third week is about to end), so I thought I would give a few updates through some photos. I have tried to be better at snapping photos on this trip, but I still need to constantly remind myself to get off the bike and use the camera.
I am currently in the Basque region of Spain, and I shove off to Burgundy this weekend, but here are a few photos of the time I spent in the Loire Valley during Week Two:
The week started with a couple of nights in Blois, on the Loire river.
All told, there were over a dozen possible châteaux to visit–one of them the massive Chambord.
It was then off to my personal favorite, and one I always visit, Chenonceau.
I think the Loire Valley has some of the best, and most under appreciated wines in France. This 1988 Brédif Vouvray was incredible.
I know Domaine Huet has come under a bit of fire recently, but we had a fabulous tasting there.
No visit to the Loire is ever really complete unless it includes a stroll through the gardens at Villandry.
Quiz time: Any guesses as to where I took this photo? Clear blue skies for most of the week.
A fantastic three hour tasting at Couly-Dutheil in Chinon.
Shoving off to the next trip….