The best place to drink Beaujolais

I dug into the basket and pulled out the bottle of wine. Not much left I thought, which was hardly surprising considering the success of the previous evening’s Beaujolais Nouveau party. Still it might just be enough to warm us up. I shivered and wished I’d put the blanket over my shoulders instead of sitting on it.

Beaujolais and view of the Alps

The kids were racing along the slope, bread and sausage in hand, finding pockets of snow and kicking it at each other. My husband had finished his slices of cured ham and was hacking at a piece of cheese. Then he laid back for a quick siesta, face towards the sun, looking for the warmth which was notably absent at this altitude.

Siesta in the Alps

The impromptu picnic had been decided upon at lunchtime. I had thrown a couple of baguettes and the leftovers from the party into the basket and we had set off up the mountain. Half an hour later we were here, with views to Italy and the whole world to ourselves.

View of the Alps

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9 Responses to The best place to drink Beaujolais

  1. meredith says:

    You definitely had the best spot for a glass of beaujolais!

  2. Heidi says:

    Those views are unbelievable! You are *so* lucky to be living in such fantastic surroundings. What a fantastic place to raise a family.

    Thanks for sharing! Heidi

  3. tut-tut says:

    What an unbelievable vantage point! Happy Beaujolais Nouveau to you!

  4. Kathleen says:

    How beautiful! And right outside your door. What a gorgeous land. My husband’s father comes from a small town on the Italian side of those mountains. Maybe we should go visit “the old country.”

  5. Mary Alice says:

    Gorgeous photos. I have always loved the word Beaujolais. Frankly it is just fun to say. Beaujolais. It’s comes out all jaunty.

  6. the perfect place ideed!

  7. Okay, no I am seriously jealous…I mean look at that view!!! And the picnic? Ugh…I am green with envy Mountain Dweller 🙂

  8. Cari says:

    Gives new meaning to “on top of the world”. What a view…what a picnic!

  9. Hexe says:

    I have to wonder if you ever become complacent with your view. Like the others, I find that view enviable and stunning. I miss the nature I grew up with living now in Florida. When I was growing up however I never really noticed the stunning views. Do you ever become accustomed to your view?

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