Back from the mothership...
I'm back in Oregon after three weeks in France. It was another fabulous visit, hosting a tour in Champagne, another in Burgundy, and a week in between to see more producers and get more work done. It would have been nearly perfect had I not managed to leave my laptop on the plane to Paris - I arrived at my apartment in Reims to discover I was computer-less. Quite a surprise, to say the least! I immediately filed a report and claim, but never had a response from the airline, so I thought it was gone for good. Somehow I managed to function for three weeks doing everything on my iPhone - sending offers, processing orders, writing blog posts - I guess it's good to know it can be done. I am very thankful that all my stuff is backed up in the cloud, otherwise I'd have been sunk, for sure.
Of the 10 customers on the tour in Burgundy, six had been on the Burgundy tour with us before, and one couple was doing the tour for the third time! With so many repeat Burgundy-campers, I altered the itinerary this year to include a number of new producers and restaurants that we hadn't visited in previous outings. One of which was the Michelin 3-star Lameloise in Chagny, Burgundy's only 3-star and a true classic.
In all, a totally wonderful week of great food and wine and good times - topped off by the return of my long-lost laptop upon boarding my return flight at Charles de Gaulle! My karma must be pretty good - I thought it was a goner. Now, feeling great to be back in Oregon for the the most beautiful summer on the planet, and geting psyched up for our pre-IPNC screening of Three Days of Glory on July 26th in McMinnville (SOLD OUT!)
Stay tuned for all the updates as they happen..