Friday, 26 September 2008
Above is the fantastic wine shop that was located opposite our hotel in the old town (Vieux Nice) nestling underneath the castle park and across from the Promenade des Anglais.
Business was in full swing at 9.30am with customers filling up the tables inside and out. We had our breakfast on the pavement opposite the place and it was fascinating to watch people humming in and out tasting, sampling and buying loads of wine. The shop specialised in Côtes de Provence wines and obviously had a loyal following from punters and also larger scale restaurant buyers.
This made me realise just how amazing the wine culture is in France.
I have never been to a wine shop like it and have also never actually even thought about drinking it at such an hour!