Beaujolais is calling......
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Filed in: 2015
Champagne Taittinger's walls reverberated with the sound of exhausts at the start of the navigational trial. Six secret checkpoints across Champagne and Burgundy lay in place. All connected with Napoleon in some way, a day of fun awaited.
En route to Beaujolais country, teams visited the origin of Napoleon's favourite wine, cheese and Chablis where the town grew up around where he once watered his horse.
Louis Latour greeted teams with their customary hospitality. Jean-Phillippe of Simmonet-Fevbre took navigators through an extensive tasting of their great Chablis wines. Its fair to say, the sound of bottles clinking could be heard on departure for Parc Ferme in Beaujolais.
Competitors joined the mayor's banquet and were treated to an evening of food, wine and cabaret entertainment. After donning their John Partridge coats they became part of the procession of light heralding the release of the 2015 vintage.
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