Monday, November 27, 2006

The Grand Tasting at the Carrousel of the Louvre

We took the TGV for Paris on Thursday afternoon and went straight to our hotel: Les Jardins du Marais (nice for the price with room a bit small but quiet). In the evening, we went to the Théâtre de Marigny with Jean Guyon to see a play. It was a bit too intellectual for me despite a fantastic Isabelle Adjani, and especially because of my damn habit to go to bed early… Well, at least Marie Calvet had a good time!
After the play, Jean Guyon took us to Le Doyen where, thanks to Philippe Bourguignon, we were able to drink a good Deutz Blanc de Blanc.
We finished the evening in a fashionable brasserie, with a hip crowd and loud music to finally eat at 1 am (after waiting for 2 hours!). The place was nice and despite this ruckus, an attentive boss…Still, we went to bed at 2 am. Tough!
The next day, tasting of our wines in the Carrousel of the Louvre. All 4 of us were sharing the stand with Reignac, La Couspaude, Rollan de By and Laussac. Light attendance, except on Saturday afternoon between 3 and 8 pm.
I don’t like this type of event, but when you accept to participate, it is best to participate seriously, which is what we did, I think. For the economic result, we will see.
Other than that, it allowed us to see our clients, friends, journalists, and this is not quantifiable.
Jean-Luc Delarue was invited a small private tasting (as a VIP guest) and I was surprised to meet a man more restless than me! Is it because of his first name?
We had pleasant meals at Tan Dinh and La Cagouille and went to another play at the Théâtre des Variétés with a Pierre Richard in top form.

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