Humber College - Hospitality Semester in Europe 2012
Faculty Leaders: Mr. Paul McCabee & Mrs. Janet Latremouille, January 08, 2012 - March 03, 2012
(Brett and Janet)
Day 24, January 31st - Cheese, wine, Baden Baden, Black Forest, and more wine
Cheese for you Today?
Spent an afternoon at La Cloche a Fromage tasting cheeses from the Alsace region. On the side is a picture of just SOME of their selection. Nuff said!
We’re really lucky to have had Albert Seltz, a fourteenth generation vitner, as our instructor for this year’s wine course. On top of tasting a LOT of wine (it’s been all “spit” and no “swallow”…no…REALLY!!!) His winery was built in 1562 and he very kindly opened up his production area and cellars to us….amazing to wander through rooms and rooms of wine….
Baden Baden & Traube Tonbach
We took a trip up in to the Black Forest, stopping first at the Casino in Baden Baden. A MAZ ING….early 19th century architecture and décor…chandeliers for DAYS!!!.....played a little French Roulette…..wandered through the main streets of the town..
…..and then headed up further into the mountains to one of the leading hotels in Germany – the Traube Tonbach. Managed by the same family for over 200 years we were greeted by the current owner. This hotel boasts a restaurant that has, for twenty years running, achieved a Three Star Michelin rating. Had an amazing meal…a great tour..then slept all the way home on the bus.
Alberts Winery, again!
We got another chance to visit Alberts winery for our class, where we visited the many fields of wine country and got a lesson in soil. After a great group pic on the rokcs, it was back to his cellar for a lot more wine tasting!