The third decade of my life ended as I was face-down on a hotel bed in Reims, fully clothed, and unconscious. I’m fairly certain that I had a smile on my face.

My special birthday Champagne tasting itinerary as created by Grape Escapes was not for amateurs. Don’t try this at home – the Champenoise don’t believe in “tasting” measures. You are given a full flute of everything you will taste. And it would be rude not to drink every last drop. (You have probably already noticed that these posts have conspicuously less photos as compared with my other travels…)

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