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August 21, 2008


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I'm here! --& promising to follow through on Chablis in two weeks.


Thanks for the summary.

Is chablis the WBW 49 theme?

Hi Lenn,

You missed me - I linked to you as always. Here are actually two posts referring to the WBW 48:


and the follow-up post:


Burgundy Wine lies at the very heart of France, and is one of the worlds finest wine producing regions. Located two hours to the southeast of Paris, the wine area starts in Chablis in the north of the region and then it follows the autoroute A6 southerly to Lyon.

The Burgundy soil is mainly based on oolitic limestone, upon which both the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes flourish. The red wines, made with the Pinot Noir, are more difficult to grow because these grapes are more sensitive to disease or to being badly handled. Towards the south of the region, from around Macon, the soil changes to a reddish granite schist and sand of the Beaujolais. Here, the Gamay grape flourishes, making excellent red wines, many of which are drunk while they are young.

If you have not been to Burgundy, try it. It is a great part of France to visit for a holiday. Alternatively, stay at home and simply drink and enjoy the wine.
You can more information for the Burgundy Wine in: http://www.burgundywinevarieties.com/

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