Just back from Avignon in the Rhone region of France.
Our Wine Safari was organised by Maison Du Vin of Moor Hill, Hawkhurst and included visits to Eric Chauvin at Domaine Souverain – Sablet, Chateau de Beaucastel – Chateauneuf du Pape, Chateau de Beaucastel, Domaine Mucyn and Chapoutier.
We stayed in the beautiful city of Avignon at the spectacular Hotel Cloitre Saint Louis.
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Â What’s On Magazine Jazz Night Picture Special
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The conversation sparkled as much as the champagne when the great and the good gathered for an evening of summer Jazz, recently held at The White Horse, Hurst Green. Guests were welcomed with a complimentary ‘Pink Pony’ and enjoyed the spectacular new terrace on this glorious summer evening. UK band T J. Johnson opened the evening with impressive style, and this ticket only event was sold out with guests eager to sample the new la Carte menu which proved very popular.
Looking forward to this years trip to the Rhone region of France here is a reflection on Beaune 2005. Turn on your sound and **Click Here ** to see some pictures from 2005.
For the wine lover, for the enthusiast France is still a Mecca, for many a pilgrimage to worship some of the worlds greatest wine Gods. Wine Safaris run by Maison du Vin of Hawkhurst organise such pilgrimages and What’s On went along as official reporters on last years Safari to Beaune in Beautiful Burgundy, France.
We and the other fifteen lucky pilgrims stayed in the wonderful “Hotel Cep” in the heart of the historic walled city. From there we were taken to visit some of the regions renowned wine growers.
Maison du Vins wine Safaris are special because they are a bespoke tour where you get to meet the very people who get their hands dirty. You don’t feel like a tourist and are not treated like one. They are a unique look behind the scenes at how one of the world’s best-loved products is produced and it was obvious to us on a number of occasions that we were enjoying some very privileged access into places that no mere tourist would ever see.