Mailly Grand Cru—More than my Favorite Champagne

A fabulous champagne story from the Drunken Cyclist. I love the last photo on this post…wait for it…Mailly!

the drunken cyclist

It has been a couple of years since I have led a bike trip in Europe, but since that last trip to Burgundy, the Loire, and the Basque region of Southern of France, I have been back to France several times, including this past summer.

My wife has been to France numerous times with me, but she had only been in Champagne for a heartbeat as we were making our way up to Belgium. Thus, this past summer, as we were planning a trip to take the boys back to France, Champagne came up as a prime target. Even though I have been to the region countless times (if I had to guess, I would say I have led over a dozen bike trips to Champagne), it is easily one of my favorite regions of France, so it was an easy sell.

Even though we were heading there in mid-August…

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