Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I start French lessons this afternoon and put on my walking shoes this morning.
Anyone who knows me is probably laughing right now. There have been many “new starts”. The funny part about is, you never know which new beginning will stick.
Let’s just say my first morning’s walk has already reaped benefits. It led me to a part of Uzes I’ve never explored and to an interesting “Village Scene.”
While walking along one of the back roads in Uzes, I passed the Domaine Firmin like I have several times before. But this time I heard bottles rattling and turned around to go back.
“Are they washing wine bottles?” said me to me. “That would be interesting to see.”
My curiosity was piqued and I headed down the entrance road to find out what was going on.
They weren’t washing bottles, they were bottling wine.
Apparently, when the wine is ready to store in bottles, they back a bottling truck up to the door and work from there.
The mobile process is complete, from dispensing wine into bottles …
…to packing the final product into shipping boxes.
…. to placing the cartons on pallets.
... with a backup
Plus wrapping the cartons tightly for shipping.
Perhaps another day I’ll return for a full tour.
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Categories: Around France, Blog, Chapter 4: Life in France Part Two, Loving Food, Uzès, Village Scenes in Uzes
Looking foreword to hearing how the French lessons are going .
Second lesson today! Last was interesting. I’ll write more about it.
So odd you get a sample?!?
Maybe next time… when you’re here!