Heard on twitter: driving distance and wine styles
One of the USA's leading wine educators posted the following on Twitter this afternoon:
It is less than a 5hr drive to Bordeaux from Rioja, so it's no coincidence that Rioja wines often have a Bordeaux style
This sounded a bit dodgy, so I checked some driving times on Via Michelin to see if this driving distance/wine style premise held any water. I found the following:
- Reims to Dijon takes 2 h 40
- Nantes (Loire) to Bordeaux is 3 h 21
- Beaune to Avignon (Southern Rhone) is 3 h 36.