Last year, we had the opportunity to take a trip of a lifetime when Chateau Aeronautique winemaker/owner Lorenzo Lizarralde — commercial pilot and worldwide jet setter — invited us to tag along on a trip to Champagne, France, to experience the birthplace of bubbly firsthand. We adore Champagne, and we've always been believers that experiencing wine throughout the world makes us even more knowledgeable about Michigan wine and where it fits in globally. Not to mention, we think Lorenzo is the bee's knees, and, duh, it's France! Who turns that down? (Not even aviophobic Cort.)
We feel very fortunate to have been invited on another "trip of a lifetime" with LL and his girlfriend, Angela, April 16-23. This time, we'll be heading to the Bordeaux region of France to experience some of the most famous red blends in the world. (You may have heard, we're big fans of dry red blends.) We invite you to join us virtually on a trip overseas! Our internet access will be sporadic, but whenever we're able, we'll be posting photos on our Facebook page and Instagram feed. Hope you can "travel" with us — and come on over to Facebook to tell us all about your most memorable wine trips!
Please note that our "This Weekend in Michigan Wine" feature will be on hiatus until June due to the France trip and, after that, the all-consuming MichiganByTheBottle.com SUPER HUGE Michigan Wine Month Contest. While we won't be able to check Facebook as much as we usually do while in Bordeaux, we will have our usual "What are you drinking tonight?" posts queued up on our Facebook page so we can read all of your responses when we get back.
Map graphic from DeLong Wine