A Week With The Chain Gang in Burgundy

A New Video Of Our Burgundy Tour

Last September our favourite Brazilian, Roberto Peixoto, joined us on a tour in Burgundy. The sun appears to have shone most of the week, which is a good job because it was harvest time in the vineyards. Roberto has put together a video of the whole week, from the beginning in Montbard, through Dijon, and through the vineyards of the Côte-d’Or to Beaune.

Have a look out for my favourote bits. I’m afraid they all come near the end:

1. The harvest at Domaine du Prieuré in Savigny les Beaune. It’s a rare treat to see the grapes arrive at the cave and begin their transformation into bottled sunshine. There is a very interesting minute or so of video starting at 18:05.

2. A son et lumière show in Beaune. I’d forgotten all about this. I was fortunate enough to have dinner with Roberto, Pete, Judith, Dorota, Mel et al on the Thirsday night. As we walked back from the Ciboulette restaurant, suddenyl there was an amazing show projected onto a wall. Have a look at about 19:54.

3. Group photo. At about 22:55 there’s a shot of the whole group in the courtyard of the hotel. They just look so content and at ease with each other. It makes me wish I’d spent a week with them.

We have videos of four other tours available on YouTube, the Dordogne, Tuscany, the Loire Valley and Provence. Just click here to enjoy all of them

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