After a host of great advice for our miraculous Summer getaway last year, I’m holding out the begging bowl once again.
We’ve got a house booked in August very close to Irouleguy. We are there for a week and as well as cruising the Atlantic coast and pottering around the mountains, I am anticipating at least one opportunity to put the kids’ boredom aside and go digging around for interesting wine-related distractions. It is a region I know virtually nothing about (lots of Tannat and Cab Franc - that’s about it) and can’t recall having drunk any Irouleguy wine either. Any advice on what to see, where to go / buy or who to speak to would be gratefully received.
Additionally, I have been given the responsibility of plotting the journey back up to the Eurotunnel terminal. No idea how this has happened, but we seem to have booked a 4 night stop near Beaujolais (between Roanne & Villefranche) and another 3 nights in Champagne (down in Bar-sur Aube). I’ve never been to either, so advice for further vinous distractions also welcomed.
Me (aka wine) time, particularly in the latter locations will be limited at best, so don’t be offended if I can’t take your advice, it will be no less valued and could always be taken into account on future trips if I am ever granted navigational duties again.