Rocky beginnings ...

It would only seem natural that the inaugural blog post would begin in the soil, amongst the limestone, shale and schist.  Yes, this is how my mind logically operates.  It is, at times, frightening.  And yes, I do realize this is likely not a failsafe strategy for garnering a loyal readership. But hey, rocks matter.  Even the best climate, most favorable slopes, or ideal sun exposure do not necessarily translate into fabulous wines.  The bedrock and soils must contribute just the right combination of minerals, acidity, alkaline balance, and drainage.  To justify my geological infatuation, journey for a moment through the wonderful and diverse terroirs of France.

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