Friday, July 21, 2017

Wine and Food of the Tour 2017 Stage 19

Where are we? Embrun / Salon-de-Provence 

Embrun:From the local travel site, with some help from Google translate:
The town of Embrun is nestled on its rock and is open to the valley of the Durance.
Its origins are Celtic, its name indicates its topographical location: Embrun comes from Eburodunum, Ebur: water and Dunum: elevation.
Capital of the Maritime Alps under the Roman Empire, it became the seat of a bishopric from the 4th century onwards, and from an archbishopric in the 12th century. The arrow of Notre-Dame du Réal Cathedral, the lions' porch and the Treasury of the Prince-Archbishops are the witnesses of this rich religious past. Its colorful streets and its sunny squares, welcome you for moments of relaxation and pleasure.
Ideally located on Serre-Ponçon, the town offers a multitude of mountain activities, discover nearby, the fauna and flora of the Ecrins National Park. But also nautical activities on the Durance, the lake of Embrun and of course the lake of Serre-Ponçon.

Salon-de-Provence:So many things to say, but how could we resist the:
"The Home of Nostradamus" Museum Built around the enigmatic character, Michel de Nostredame known as Nostradamus (1503 - 1566), who studied the past, the present...and the future up until 3797.
The Museum is located in the house where he lived from 1547 until his death and where he wrote his famous "Prophecies" ... Discover this multi-faceted man engaged in Medicine, Pharmacy, Astrology, and Humanism, alongside the great Rabelais, Catherine de Medici, Charles IX, Cosimo Ruggieri, Marguerite de Navarre ...
An audio tour of 40 minutes (10 scenes) will allow you to discover the life of this illustrious man and his scientific and philosophical works. The Museum also features temporary exhibitions, a bookshop and a collection of documents. Specialities: Nostradamus (chocolate), gibassier (pastry), salonenque (olives), Marseille soap

The stage: Christian Prudhomme's comment
Beware not to be gently rocked by the relaxed atmosphere of the villages of Provence, the lavender fields and the olive trees of Lubéron. It'll be the longest stage of the Tour and will start by a hilly portion, tough on the legs. It'll be a final opportunity for escapees to witness glory. Just as long as they manage to stay clear of the hungry pack all the way to the finish line.
Live:  Almost there.

This should be a day for the break, as there are few teams with a motivation to chase, none of the jerseys are at risk.

One hundred kilometers to go and the break had over seven minutes. Sky continued to lead the peloton, perhaps protecting their lead in the team competition.
Or, like this:

I've also been enjoying the press buffet reports:

Pretty but quiet tells you all you need to know about the stage so far. 
Jens! on tv suggesting that Sky may work later in the stage to get a few extra seconds foe Froome. Or is he just trying to keep us glued to our screens?

Sure enough, it would be a rider from the break. He'd been so close this Tour, it was great to see a win.

No GC change.

Wine: Domaine de la Realtiere Pastel Rose 
From Copake Wine:
Christy says: one of my favorites this year and every year! 
Domaine de la Realtiere is located in Provence, between Jouques and Rians, at an altitude of more than 1300 feet, just across from Mount Saint Victoire. The 20 acres of vineyard are surrounded by an olive grove and pine forests. In 1994 it became the property of Jean Louis Michelland, who began to work the vineyards organically. When Jean Louis died in 2001 while working in the vineyard, his son Pierre took over, following the practices established by his father. While eight different varietals are planted here, the rose is a blend of three, mainly Cinsault and Grenache with just a splash of Syrah. 

Food:  Gibassier is a traditional French bread scented with anise and orange
Try this recipe from Sweet Paul.

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