Friday, February 13, 2009

Saint Emilion doesn’t know the crisis

Construction and repair work, renovations, painting… The whole village looks like a construction site: We must hurry before the tourist start arriving in the Spring.
A few houses for sale are left, needing renovation. It will bring welcome work to local artisans in these uncertain times!
Even at my place, the façade of Valandraud’s garage is getting a facelift and the painter will get busy this Summer. The question is: which color? Rosemary green or bronze ?

I just hired 2 people : 1 to take care of the store (Carlos wants to try working for the wholesale business and will do promotions with our clients and prospect in Brazil, Portugal, etc…)
The other hire will be responsible for sales and marketing for Vignobles Fayat, Château de Carles and a bit Château Fleur Cardinale.
We are receiving orders everyday, mainly for wines between 5 and 20 Euros, but also for a few expensive wines. The only problem is that some of our good clients are paying late, but it should soon get back in order.

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