Today we visited the Champagne region of France. We saw the grapes growing.
It takes a combination of three particular grapes to make champagne.
We took a tour of the Mercier Champagne caves. These are vast labyrinths carved with pickaxes in chalk beneath the city of Epernay. This one was more than eighteen kilometres of tunnels that were 150 years old.
Down here it is always ten degrees and ninety percent humidity. The perfect conditions to age a bottle of fine champagne. Some of these bottles are aged for forty-five years before being made available for sale.
What a fabulous place to celebrate your 18th birthday.
Happy birthday beautiful Ashleigh.
Eighteen is a very good age.