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Wine Geographic is going OTR - On The Road, that is.


WG’s contributor, resident appreciator and wanderlusting wine guy is leaving his comfortable home base in Denver and headed to France, and points beyond, for a few weeks to discover, sip, tour and taste.

Paris is the first stop, followed by Beaune and other destinations in Burgundy, the Southern Rhone Valley, Chateauneuf du Pape and ending in Provence to sip some luscious rosé and run through some lavender fields. [map id=”2″] He’ll be seeking out cafes and restaurants, wine bars, caves, wineries, tours and towns. Chances are pretty good they’ll be a beer stop or two in Brussels, Bruges and Amsterdam thrown in as well.

Follow along here and share the discoveries, on Facebook and on Instagram by searching for the hashtags #WineGeo and #WineGeoOTR. There will be postings, pictures, reviews and tasting notes along the way.

Voyage de l’amour.

Adieu.

Packing Up for A French Adventure

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Off to #France and further destinations this week for life, love, travel and some wine tasting for @winegeographic. Like and follow along at whollygrael.com or by the #winegeo #winegeoOTR for pics and stories. We’re hitting #Paris #Beaune in #Burgundy #Avignon #Rhone #Brussels #Bruges and #Amsterdam to name a few. Key items for my #whatsinmybag experience are the ibuprofen, fingernail clippers and the 50mm lens. Rest is standard. Follow along. #letsgoeverywhere #travel #adventure #lovetravel #lovetotravel #instatravel #instagood #wanderlust #travelgram #travelpics #tourist #tourism #vacation #traveling #trip #travelography #lonelyplanet

 

Travel Blues

 

Wine Geo in France https://instagram.com/whollygrael/

Wine Geo in France https://instagram.com/whollygrael/

 And it begins. United Club at DIA with house cab, some over processed cheddar and brownie brittle after boarding pass malfunction and random pat down. Start the decompression. #traveling

Paris

Chateau la Tour with Croc Monsieur

Best thing about #Paris is the cafè culture. A quick sandwich and a bottle of #rose when the sun comes out is perfect. And what could be better than a Chateau la Tour with Croc Monsieur. Fab. #winegeoOTR #winegeo #foodie #winederlust #wine #vino #cheers #winetasting #vin #winestagram #wineography #travel

WineGeo in France

 The thing about #cafeculture in #Paris – you don’t have many wines to choose from, but for €10 you can get 2/3 of a bottle of house #Bordeaux, #Rhone, #Burgundy or #Provence rosè. Then you just sit. Life is excellent. #winederlust #wine #winegeo #winegrootr #France #travel #wander

WhollyGrael

Continuing the rosè kick, cause like, we’re in #France, we decided to attack another #wine from #Provence as we say and watched some French Open tennis on the big screen at Champ de Mars. #mylifedoesnotsuck. #winegeo #wine #winederlust #travel

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A hidden rose garden in #parisA hidden rose garden in #paris, tucked in the center of 4 residential buildings, makes you wonder if these little retreats are all over the place. People were reading, talking, sharing and chilling. We would, too. #letsgoeverywhere #travel #adventure #wanderlust #travelgram #travelpics

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Follow WineGeo's Resident Somm https://instagram.com/whollygrael/ as he treks through France

Follow WineGeo’s Resident Somm https://instagram.com/whollygrael/ as he treks through France

@wine_by_one in #Paris for a little tasting. Charge. Swipe. Sip. Repeat. #Rosè #Bordeaux #Chablis #Burgundy and a little #Chanti just to keep it real. #winederlust #wine #vino #cheers #winetasting #vin #winestagram #wineography #wineoftheday #winelover #winegeo #winegeoOTR

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Bye Bye France

Follow WineGeo's Resident Somm https://instagram.com/whollygrael/ as he treks through France

Follow WineGeo’s Resident Somm https://instagram.com/whollygrael/ as he treks through France

 Where will your next #adventure take you? Bye Bye #Paris #France. Hello #Beaune #travelography #lonelyplanet #traveling #tourism #louvre #life #love

Beaune

Follow a WineGeo Somm as he treks France https://instagram.com/whollygrael/

Follow a WineGeo Somm as he trkes France https://instagram.com/whollygrael/

We’ve arrived in #Beaune #France for tours and tastings. And we’ve arrived. Four hours and four bottles in. A couple more rosès with snacks, another #Chablis with salads and this 2013 Premier Cru Red #Burgundy with Salumi and olives. Oh my. Then, ending the day with Grease on the TV…in French. Tre sweet. @winegeographic #winegeo #winegeoOTR #winderlust #wine #travel #instatravel #vino #cheers

Burgundy

Grand Cru TastingIf there is a wine #heaven, then we have good news and bad news. The good: We found it. It’s in the caves and tasting rooms in Burgundy where we sampled from 10 of the 30-plus Grand Crus. We ate traditional Boeuf Bourguignon and sampled what few have. We toured the vineyards, walked the caves, sampled 28 wines and chatted with wine makers in very broken and translated French. The bad news: We have to leave. Sad. #yummy#winederlust #wine #vino #cheers #winetasting #vin#winestagram #wineography #wineoftheday#France #Burgundy #winegeo #winegeoOTR@winegeographic

Espresso In France#espresso after a killer lunch in #Burgundy #France.#lifeisgood in a way that doesn’t seem real. #coffee#foodandwine #travel #wanderlust

Provence

  AOC 84 in #Avignon

We hit #Provence, passed right by the lavender fields and went right to AOC 84 in #Avignon for a taste test of#rosè between Tavel and Roussillon. It’s hot here, which makes this oh so sweet. Btw, Roussillon won.#winegeo #winegeoOTR #wine #travel

Place des Papes in AvignonTook some time today to see the Place des Papes in Avignon. This was the home of the popes when they left Italy back in the Middle Ages and is one of the largest palaces in Europe. It’s magnificent and we can’t seem to grasp the power of it all. This is in the humble legal chamber where apparently a whole bunch of catholic law stuff happened. #awe #France #Provence#Avignon #travel #wanderlust #letsgoeverywhere

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