Here we are couchsurfing with a couple and so far we only met Christophe who cooked us an extraordinary meal. A quiche Lorrain with bqcon and onions and a refreshing salad. He is a wine maker and helps produce some of the 12 million barrels of wine that come from this region. Throughout our few hours with him, we have been learning about wine making and the different types of wine in this region.
We were unable to take pictures today but the countryside is indescribable. For miles and miles all you cansee were vast vinyards with small grapes growing along what they call the Coast which is along a hill. The most expensive wine in the world is grown just by us and costs roughly 2,000 € or 3,000 US dollars.
We took a bikeride through some if the vinyards and it was very nice because there are next to no cars in the area. After we got back Christophe served us duck paté and some very tasty wines, a white for Erika and a red for AJ. He taught us a little about wine tasting, that a wine should be beautiful, you sniff once, then swirl and sniff again to get new aromas, then swish in your mouth to get the different tastes. (Its a little more complicated than that....but that is where our knowledge ends :)
We will have more tomorrow as well as pictures because Dijon is a very nice and quiet city with lots of history.
Good Night, AJ and Erika