So this past Saturday, I finally did something that I’ve always wanted to do, I went wine tasting!!!! We all know that the French are famous for their amazing wine and it has always been my dream to do a wine tour in France, and finally I did!
The night before (Friday 18th), I made sure that I went to bed early because I knew that I would be getting up early. The meet up time for the Erasmus society in Strasbourg was 8:30 (which for a Saturday was way too early). I made sure that I had a big breakfast because I didn’t want to be drinking on an empty stomach. We took 2 coaches, with of total of about 90 people (divided between the coaches) and we were on our way.
The first stop was Epfig, a small Alsacean town, which we reached at around 10am. We took a tour of the wine cave and learnt about the process of making wine from the two owners. And then the fun began! We were taken to a huge dining room with mini wine glasses on each table. The owner came in with some bottles of wine, gave a brief history of the wine and proceeded to distributing the wine along with some cakes. I don’t remember the specifics of the wines because I am not a wine expert, but the wines tasted amazing. We had four different rounds of different wines, and it got better with each round.
We then proceeded to our next destination, Ribeauville for some lunch. I was tipsy and light headed from all the wine. We found a beautiful little pizzeria in Ribeauville and ate lunch. We then hopped back on the bus for our next destination.
We arrived at Blienschwiller at around 15h, and I was ready for the next round of wine tasting. Blienschwiller was absolutely amazing, the wines were superb, it was literally two and a half hours of drinking good wine and making new friends. It was such an amazing day.
This is why I did Erasmus, to have cultural experiences where you meet new people and have fun.