It was the Apollo 15 Mission!

“And lastly, to crown the repast, Ardan had brought out a fine bottle of Nuits, which was found ‘by chance’ in the provision-box. The three friends drank to the union of the earth and her satellite.”

“Jules Verne’s Around the Moon was the inspiration for the Apollo 15 astronauts, who christened the crater closest to their landing site Saint Georges. At the base of the crater, along with a little Texan soil, they placed a label of Nuits-Saint-Georges cuvée Terre-Lune. A wine of interplanetary renown! “

Unfortunately it doesn’t look like we’re going to make it to Nuits this weekend. We had a busy day yesterday with lots of Birthday Parties to chauffeur the girls to, last night we had our niece Lola over for crepes and carving pumpkins (I always feel the need to assert my North American-ness around Halloween, which has always been one of my favorite holidays) and today is the big family Birthday party for our niece Lola at my sister-in-law Stephanie’s house.

Steph’s planned an Alsatian themed menu – tarte au munster to start, then a massive choucroute (sauerkraut and all sorts of charcuterie), and everyone is bringing a tarte or gateau for dessert. I don’t think we’ll be able to breath, let alone go down to Nuits-Saint-Georges after that.

But I hope many people went to La Fete du Vin Bourru or or going today – it’s a gorgeous, sunny crisp Fall day – perfect for winetasting!