En Beaujolais

Never understood a single word he said, but I helped him drink his wine

En Beaujolais (French Postage Stamp)Translated from the French description on the back: “The Beaujolais vineyard extends over 55 km from north to south, and 15 km from east to west. It covers 22,000 hectares spread over 96 municipalities. Average annual harvest, around 1,300,000 hl (that is, 1.3 million hectolitres, or 130 million litres), 50% from the Beaujolais region, 25% from the Beaujolais Village, and 25% from the ten famous wineries: 180 million bottles.”

This is an official Postcrossing card from Maria; it made the journey from Beaujolais all the way to me in Georgia, USA in only seven days.  Maria’s handwriting is very, very French, especially the 1’s and 7’s in my address; her writing looks just like that of my first French language teacher.  Maria, je vous remercie de tout coeur.

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2 Responses

  1. Eddy says:

    Le Beaujolais, on pense tout de suite au vin !!!
    N’oublions pas que c’est une région du Rhône et dont la capitale est la ville de Lyon.
    Au niveau du vin, c’est un cru de fin de Bourgogne et, un début de cru de Côte du Rhône.
    Le symbole de ce vin est la marionnette “Guignol”.
    En France, nous fêtons “Le Beaujolais Nouveau” (new beaujolais?) chaque troisième Jeudi du mois de Novembre.

    Editor’s Translation: (When one hears) Beaujolais, one immediately thinks of wine. Don’t forget that it’s a region of the Rhone (department, i.e., political subdivision), the capital of which is Lyon. In terms of wine, the worst(?) vintages are from Bourgogne (Burgundy), and the best are from Côte du Rhône. The symbol of that wine is the Guignol (“Joker”) marionette. In France, we celebrate “New Beaujolais” on the third Thursday in November.

  2. Lay Hoon says:

    Love the Map Stamp !

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