Tour de France by the Glass 2016

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The 2016 Tour is in the books, with another Yellow Jersey for Chris Froome.  Read all about the stages, the history of the towns the riders pass through, and my wine recommendations for each one.

Intro to TDF20016

Stage 1  Le Grand Départ from the Mont-Saint-Michel

Stage 2  The Delights of Normandy

Stage 3  Chenin Blanc of the Loire Valley

Stage 4  Cabernet Franc of the Loire Valley

Stage 5  The Auvergne:  Cows Milk and Gentian Cocktails

Stage 6  Gaillac and Fronton

Stage 7  Black Pigs, Ham, and Madiran

Stage 8  The Pyrénées and the Wines of South West France

Stage 9  Wines and Cuisine of Andorra

Stage 10  The Languedoc:  Cabardès

Stage 11  Languedoc Part II:  Minervois, Saint-Chinian, Fougères

Stage 12  Wines of the Côtes du Ventoux

Stage 13  The Ardèche

Stage 14  Nougat and the Northern Rhône

Stage 15  Wines of Bugey and the Famous Poulets de Bresse

Stage 16  A Day for Spartacus

Stage 17  Swiss Wine Scavenger Hunt

Stage 18  Turkey Leg Time Trial

Stage 19  The Abondance of the Savoie

Stage 20  Crémant

Stage 21  Champagne, of Course!