french rainstorms & fear of frost in chablis…


my chainThe lovely weather of last week(+) is now taking something of a pause – today it’s largely kept to about 10°C.

Yesterday I managed to drive to Beaune avoiding all but a few drops of rain, despite storms roving across both France and Switzerland – indeed Chablis already had thunder and lightning on Saturday.

On the subject of Chablis, that was my location today (tasting a selection of 2013s from Saint Bris and Irancy) and it’s certainly rained plenty today, in fact it began during the night. The locals of Chablis have more than a little concern because there’s frost forecast for Tuesday night – they would much rather that it kept raining! It’s meant to become cold at night in the Côte d’Or too, but the forecasts, at least so-far, deem that it should stay safely above zero.

On the subject of thunder and lightning, a bottle of Chablis I’d ordered for a tasting had to be paid for in hard cash, as the seller claimed that Saturday’s lightning had put paid to his card payment terminal – and they still weren’t cured.


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