Friday, November 16, 2007


We hosted a group of Americans from Las Vegas, including the sommeliers from the restaurants Fleur de Lys in the Mandalay Bay and Craft Steak in the MGM. At the same time, we had the visit from a German couple (an architect and his wife who works in the textile industry) who won a trip to our place during our last visit in Austria after guessing our wines in a blind tasting.

We visited our vineyards in Saint Etienne de Lisse, our cellars, we talked about the classification, our neighbors (Fleur Cardinale, Faugères, Rol Valentin, Fombrauge), had a relaxed conversation about our wine, our history (appreciated by Americans) and had lunch at our house with 10 guests. Fortunately, I was able to take a 15 minute nap before meeting a journalist from the RVF who is writing a piece on blogs.

We talked about everything: the Saint Emilion classification (currently in the news), Bertrand Le Guern’s statistics, the evolutions of communications, etc…

It is hard to find time to deal with tractor issues, accounting, customers, comments from Colin Ferenbach (Château La Vieille Cure in Fronsac) who reacted in his Franglais to the statistics of Bertrand… And this is my answer to Michel Puzio (Croix de Labrie) on working until 100 years old (if I can) and then retire…

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