Monday, January 19, 2009

Union des Grands Crus (UGC) in the U.S.A.

Union des Grands Crus, which I am part of with Château La Dominique will be touring the USA presenting more than 80 chateaux :
23 January in San Francisco
24 January in Los Angeles
26 January in New York
28 January in Chicago
29 January in Dallas

Laurent Barbier will be representing Château La Dominique 2006, the first vintage I produced as manager.

Revenues : a yoyo
Usually, I am not afraid to talk about numbers, even less during this time of crisis. I mean about the turnover of my company to see where me and my team are going.
Revenues as of 08/31/2008 16,267,222 euro
Revenues as of 08/31/2007 10,395,607 euro
Revenues as of 08/31/2006 13,383,658 euro
Revenues as of 08/31/2005 7,507,565 euro

Goal for 2009: between 13 and 15 (despite the crisis ?), for we have already reached 6 millions for the first 4 months of our fiscal year… This represents a good number of bottles sold and to be sold!

Here are a few bottles we drank recently :
Champagne Delamotte 1999 Blanc de blanc, very good, in my opinion
Château Lucia 2001 and Fleur Pétrus 1995 very very good – both with truffles
Château La Commanderie de Mazeyres 2006, balanced and silky. A well deserved note from Wine Spectator ! We drank the rest of the bottle the following day and it was as good (it’s a good sign)
Château Beauregard 1998, a quality Pomerol
Château Mangot 2005, cuvée Quintessence, definitely deserves its name. This property, located in the area of Saint Etienne de Lisse, regularly produces good wines.

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