On October 3rd, The SA led an excursion out into wine country.
The students left around 9 A.M. by bus and started their visit with a trip to St Paul de Vence village, where they delved into the local wine caves.
There they had a wine tasting class, where they had the opportunity to sample some of the village’s wines. According to one student the wine there was « a light blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with an emphasis on merlot ». The students then continued their trip with a Visit of a Family cave in the St Bellet domain, where they had yet another wine tasting. For the most part the wines were flavorful, albeit slightly on the young side.
The students also enjoyed a game of “pentanque”, a game which is essential to the Provence experience. Pentanque is a game played with large metal spheres that is highly popular in the area. The students played at Café de la Place, a sort of hallowed ground for the petanque world. It is a site where many famous champions had played before.
All in all the students had a wonderful day. It was a chance to bond with fellow students outside of the classroom. Gregg Lutton, a finance student said « it was nice to be able to spend time with people outside of my program. We are usually sequestered in room 34 for about 34 hours a day ». All of this was arranged by Mathilde Maylin and the Student Association. It was yet another demonstration of how they are bringing both culture and fun to our spare time here.