The cathedral at Reims

The cathedral at Reims

I’m sitting in Atlanta waiting for my connecting flight, which is 5+ hours after I arrived, apparently due to the first Tennessee home football game of the season, in which Atlanta-based alumni all fly in with their season tickets to root for the Vols. Which at...
Oh, the excess.

Oh, the excess.

So. I don’t want to sound like a whiner, because I’m in Champagne! Drinking Champagne! Tromping through Champagne vineyards, during harvest, visiting with winemakers who have a billion more important things to do, and learning so much. It’s nothing...
What we learned in Champagne, Monday edition

What we learned in Champagne, Monday edition

Global warming will cause women’s underwear to get smaller.   People who make fake Champagne will be prosecuted.   French people eat pizza with a knife and fork.   Perfectly-good terroir right in the middle of two Champagne fields is not, in fact,...
Dinner in Reims

Dinner in Reims

We ate dinner right at the hotel tonight. For my appetizer, I ordered the Tartare d’avocat au crabe et pamplemousse. I love avocado and crab, and anything called “pamplemousse” was too much to resist. Turns out “pamplemousse” is...

It takes all kinds

I’m about to head out to explore Reims a bit and then meet everyone for dinner after a nap and a shower (yay! It’s so nice to feel clean and rested again). Pictures TK. Almost as interesting as the destination itself is the people you travel with. For...