Wine bottles of various sizes.
At the Couvent des Cordeliers are on display the various bottles used for wine:
Standard bottle of 75 cl
Magnum= 1,5 litres
Jeroboam= 3 litres
Rehoboam= 4,5 litres
Mathusalem= 6 litres
Salmanazar= 9 litres
Baltazar= 12 litres
Nabuchodonosor= 15 litres
Magnums and Jeroboams are found in the shops but I have never seen the larger ones.
The names of most are those of kings of the Middle-East ancient times.
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Wine Wine Wine
Beaune is one of the best places for wine tasting in France.
Under Beaune's buildings and cobbled streets there are millions of bottles of wine being aged in the eerie, cob webbed lined cellars.
It would be wrong not to try some of the local drop.
For a couple of wine tasting options, check out my must see activities.
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- Wine Tasting
Two kisses on the cheeks
When people meet, they greet each other with two kisses on the cheeks, following the typical French custom called se faire la bise. It seemed to me that two kisses are the rule in this town, which is rare, because in most French villages, towns and cities, the number of bises can change significantly and there is no rule at all.
This is the term in French for the label on a wie bottle. If you bought the bottle (and intend to tip your server) , after you finish your bottle say "S'il vous plait, pouvez-vous detacher l'etiquette de cette bouteille pour moi, comme souvenir". He should "willingly" comply (sometimes the heavy glue is a nuisance). This picture is of a label from a bottle that we had at the Inn at which we stayed in Chassy-le-Camp at the very southern tip of the Cote de Beaune, actually in the Department of Saone-et-Loire. We had requested a local white wine. The vineyard was next door to the Auberge du Camp Romain where we were staying. It had recently been awarded the DOC designation and they were all quite proud that they had their own White Burgundy. We were surprised to find that our Inn was filled with visitors at the time we were there. It turned out that they were all Germans who found the hiking trails nearby to be most enjoyable at the end of Spring.
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