Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Our spectacular wine guide at Chateauneuf-Du-Pape!

Amidst dozens of wine-tasting rooms at Chateauneuf-Du-Pape, we were lucky enough to wander into Cave Du Verger Des Papes Located just a few steps down from the medieval castle of a former pope, in an ancient wine cellar carved into the rock, we met resident wine ninja Anne Cantineaux. She has spent many years studying wine and is an expert in the wines of Chateauneuf-Du-Pape. She’s also warm, friendly and funny, and speaks excellent English, a huge help when discussing the varied wines of this region. She made the tasting both fun and information-filled! We learned more about wine in our hour with Anne than we have the entire trip. It was easily our best tasting experience, and we recommend everyone visit her when in Chateauneuf-Du-Pape. Years from now we’ll open a bottle she recommended and remember our time here. Thanks, Anne!

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