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The same interrail trip 2009 when we were visiting Tuscany. We jumped into a train from Apris to Epernay, “capital of Champagne”. After walking from train station a while we found a tourist information office where was free champagne tasting. Moët & Chandon was just across a street.

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We purchased Moët & Chandon Gran Vintage package including tasting rose and brut vintage 2002 with cellar tour.  Memorable thing was a big barrel for Napoleon which needed to be full of cognac when this little man was visiting at the winery.

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After tasting we staid behind of the rest of the group and there were all kind of temptations in the cellar such as lot of full magnums of Dom Perignon.

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After mandatory pasta carbonara (for one our interrailer) we purchased a bottle of champagne from winebar nearby for our train trip back to Paris. We drank that bottle directly without glasses.

-Markus Laukkanen, 13.10.2016