Tuesday, December 2, 2008

First day of work in Korea

I had an important meeting with our importer to sign an exclusive distribution agreement for some of my wines. It was followed by a meal to celebrate this event in a very fancy Japanese restaurant where we drank Blanc de Valandraud N°2 2006 and Bad Boy 2005.

Following, we did a presentation for more than 30 people including journalists, sommeliers and wine collectors, and talked about Garage, Micro-Cuvées, Parker, Terroirists, etc… The event took place in a building complex completely dedicated to wine: the PODO PLAZA, in Seoul.

The organization was good for this first event with our importer and it’s team.

We then had dinner at VIN GA, the restaurant of this incredible center with a nice young crowd, music, fancy atmosphere, quality food, nice SPIEGELAU glasses and for wine: BAD BOY 2005 and VIRGINIE 2006, then blind, a remarkable LASCOMBES 2005 and even a Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé 1997, a bit tight in my opinion.

Following, we drank a surprising wine from Napa, still unknown: ONDA D’ORO 2005, made with ripe Cabernet Sauvignon which almost made you think it made from Syrah.

Finally, a good night sleep.

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