Like many wine lovers the Rhône valley, and it's wines, intrigues me and has done ever since I became interested in the subject.
One of my earliest wine memories involved a bottle (or two) of Côtes du Rhône, a rather large chunk of Stilton cheese and a wonderful raucous evening spent with great friends.
"How are the locals? Are they friendly?"
"I've heard stories about how stand-offish and unfriendly they (the French) are.”
“I've heard it takes at least 5 years to even be invited to something by your neighbours in France."