The Healing Powers of Wine

Saturday morning I woke up not only with a very sore throat, but a very full day ahead of me. However, the first thing on my schedule was my annual rendezvous in Volnay with my friend Charlotte and this year with her equally lovely friend Stéphanie for the “Elégance de Volnay” women-only blind winetasting.

Sore throat be damned – I wasn’t going to miss it.

Here is our table. I think we are looking pretty darn elegant for 10:30 in the morning.



Of course, it WAS a lot of hard work. We had to blind taste 8 different bottles of Volnay 2005 vintage (one of the best vintages over the last several years) then discuss the wine, make our own tasting notes, and then mark each wine individually out of 20.

It was exhausting.

And in the course of the two hours I spent tasting some of Burgundy’s best wines, my sore throat completely disappeared (and so have the panic attacks for the time being).

Thank you Bourgogne.