I’d missed that view of the “Pope’s new castle” seen above. It’s striking in how it lords over the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, making for spectacular photos whether day or night. My longing for it was of course brought on by the fact that for over a year and a half, it was simply not possible to visit the region and my last, lengthy report was back in the fall of 2019. Far too long obviously, but matters were out of my control. I was finally able to make a new […]

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