Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Futures campaign and short visit to Paris

Yesterday, I went to a tasting at Château Gazin of the 2006 vintage of the group of 5: Nice moment spent tasting from this club which is comprised of the châteaux leaders in their appellations.
We started with Pontet Canet which doesn’t’ stop being good (I have so little of this wine to sell that it is free advertising;-)), Smith Haut Lafitte with such live fruit, Canon La Gaffelière always good, Gazin which is one of the successes of Pomerol this year, and Branaire Ducru, good of course. The quality is there…the prices?
Next weekend, I will be participating with Clément Pichon 2004, La Dominique 2003, La Commanderie de Mazeyres 2004 and Valandraud 2004 to the event organized by the Revue du Vin de France in the Palais Brogniard, Place de la Bourse 75002 Paris (from 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April). We will be sharing a stand with the Vignobles Jean Guyon.

I will take this opportunity to visit one of our customers wine store which always features our wines. It is the Maison des Millésimes, 137 boulevard Saint Germain 75006 Paris, with an affiliate store in Bordeaux, 137 rue Esprit des Lois.
I rarely write about wine stores, who are doing a good job with our wines, owners/negociants. Yet, I did developed business relationships for a long time with several of them, but this one, Gilles Vivès found it.

As far as travels are concerned, coming up in next months (Paris, Germany, Shanghai, Canton, Boston, Las Vegas), Xavier, Laurent and Christian are preparing for the month of October a trip to Canada, New York, Los Angeles and Tahiti (yes yes, we have there an important client!)

As for the futures campaign, I don’t have much ideas on how to move forward… It is urgent to wait!
In the meantime, today, a group of Americans will be coming to my house for lunch.

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