Monday, January 19, 2015
From Anglais to Français
The preparation for France was an important and enjoyable process. I found David Millman to be very informative and helpful regarding the regions of Burgundy, reading wine bottles, and highlighting the importance of the Drouhin influence in both Oregon and France. Looking at the maps of Burgundy really aided in my understanding of the red and white regions and the close proximity of vineyard plots. Sherry, Abigail, and Jaimie gave us a crucial French lesson the following day. They outlined daily situations and armed us with the vocabulary to ease through a conversion with basic words and phrases. Whitney finished the week with an upbeat and friendly Skype introduction to the Burgundy region and an overview of the itinerary. I look forward to her arrival and meeting her in person.