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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.

 Here we are, with very full bellies after a 4-hour lunch at Lameloise

Here we are, with very full bellies after a 4-hour lunch at Lameloise

 Just one of about a dozen dishes over the course of lunch...

Just one of about a dozen dishes over the course of lunch...

 Getting a vineyard tour from  Thiébault Huber  in Volnay

Getting a vineyard tour from Thiébault Huber in Volnay

 Tasting in the cellar with  Vincent Chevrot  in Santenay

Tasting in the cellar with Vincent Chevrot in Santenay

  Michel Mallard , putting on an amazing tasting of 25 wines (incl. 12 Grand Crus going back to the 90s!)

Michel Mallard, putting on an amazing tasting of 25 wines (incl. 12 Grand Crus going back to the 90s!)

 And the hits just keep on coming at Mallard...

And the hits just keep on coming at Mallard...

 Pique-nique lunch in the  Clos du Colombier  vineyard in Pommard

Pique-nique lunch in the Clos du Colombier vineyard in Pommard

 In the cellar with  Frédéric Gueguen  in Chablis

In the cellar with Frédéric Gueguen in Chablis

 Tasting with the maestro himself,  François Millet  at  Domaine de Vogüé  in Chambolle-Musigny

Tasting with the maestro himself, François Millet at Domaine de Vogüé in Chambolle-Musigny

 Conducting a Grand Cru vineyard tour in the Côte de Nuits - here at  Musigny

Conducting a Grand Cru vineyard tour in the Côte de Nuits - here at Musigny

 Our annual group shot in the arch at  Chevaliers-Montrachet

Our annual group shot in the arch at Chevaliers-Montrachet

 Over 125 wines this week, including these three beauties at  Ma Cuisine  Friday night. The '71 was amazing...

Over 125 wines this week, including these three beauties at Ma Cuisine Friday night. The '71 was amazing...

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..

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