Monday, December 17, 2007

Michel Rolland’s birthday

After having celebrated his 50th birthday in 1997, this year he turned 60.
Born in 1947, it helps to offer as gifts only great bottles to our friend Michel. As for me, I couldn’t find any Valandraud 1947 in my cellar, however, Catherine and others were able to find and even offer DRC "la Tâche" 1971 (instead of 1969). Go figure why an enologist famous for his Merlots has a weakness for great Pinots from Burgundy.

In any case, it was a great evening which took place in Bistro Benoit in Paris. Lots of good bottles were brought by guests, friends from the USA, Spain, Italy, Argentina, Chili and France.

Lots of friends, including some from primary school like Alain Raynaud, others from more recently. In any case, Dany, Michel, their children and grand children will have a great souvenir of this great evening, and to top it off, a top form Gérard Depardieu very happy to participate to this event in the company of owners of famous crus, customers of Rolland, and even a couple of garagists

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