burgundy’s best drop

french breadIntrepid’s Danielle Watts has an extra spring in her step. The sun is shining and her breakfast of freshly baked croissants tastes delicious. The reason for all of this excitement… she is headed to one of the most famous, picturesque and revered wine regions not only in France, but throughout the world, Burgundy…

“Walking through the townships, looking at all the wonderful little shops, appreciating the old world charm and observing the locals is a fantastic way to spend the morning. However, the wine aficionado in me is eager to get in there and try some of the best wine in the world.

Burgundy is the Mecca for wine drinkers, especially those who are fans of the most elusive of grapes, Pinot Noir.

Pinot Noir winemakers produce some of the highest quality wines I have ever tasted.  But to other wine drinkers she can also be a fickle one.  It is a very sensitive grape and when made poorly can be some of the worst wines around.  Luckily for me, I am in the spiritual home of vignerons with centuries of practice.  Walking into some of the cellars (essentially holes dug in the sides of mountains) can be quite daunting, however the wines that are hidden in these holes are well worth a taste.

The grand and beautiful chateaux and rolling hills of vines make for some excellent photos too, just make sure your hand is steady after sampling some of the greatest wines on earth!”

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About the author

Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll find helpful travel advice and inspiring tales from Sue and other Intrepid travellers.

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