Most are on a first-name basis with Mel and to boot, seem to know the names of other patrons. And if they don’t, it doesn’t take long before everyone is talking, laughing and comparing notes on the wines.
We chose to walk in the footsteps on the Impressionists aboard Panache, marrying art with our wine tastings. Excursions on our tour included Auvers-sur-Oise, the last home and final resting place of Vincent Van Gogh, Giverny, the home of Claude Monet’s house and garden, and several Impressionism museums.
From Ken "wow, very cool nose, like raisins covered in grape jelly with a chocolate coating." Kim said she could drink it every night. Laura called it delicious with classic Zin flavors. Judi said it tasted like spice cake.