Di in partial heaven?

 

Today we decided to take a break from our chores and after yesterday's club ride in the rain Di suggested we head north to the Madiran wine region for a fun day out - I had no objection to that idea...

The wine region is located about 1hr and 30 mins from Chez Passet  on the other side of Tarbes. We headed to a small winery that Di had on her radar and had wanted to visit for a while. We met the winemaker who took a liking to Di as the her sommellier back ground kicked in and they had lots to talk about (I just agreed with everything and tasted the different wines - tough job in my book).

I'm keen to learn more about wine and the techniques used to bring out the flavor, and with Di explaining what to look for, I find it more enjoyable - there's no spitting it out at my end of the table... 

Needless to say it was a welcome break to a busy schedule and we had a great time tasting wines.  We will return!