Thursday, September 6, 2007

Reims..a tour through Champagne country

Reims is about one and a half hours drive north east of Paris. This is the land of champagne. Abhijit and I hired a car on a whim and drove out here when we were in Paris in 2005. There is a scenic route which takes you through vineyards which is spectacular. We wanted to go to Moet and Chandon in Epernay but it was closed by the time we got there. Look closely at the lable the next time you have French champagne. You will see the names 'Reims' or 'Epernay'. Both town are renowned for champagne production.

We had no idea where to go, but we had a GPS which was a godsend. The 'Mumm' Champagne House was nearest to us, and we were not disappointed. The guided tour was extensive, and even included a tasting of their Cordon Rouge champagne. Above is a picture of me next to the different sized bottles 'Mumm' is sold. Here is a picture of Abhijit with a view of the beautiful Franch countryside behind him.

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