Even if we don’t care much for celebrating birthdays… We did for Murielle, Saturday 18 with her parents and friends, bankers in Tokyo Japan, with a simple meal. We drank:
A Delamotte rosé brut, very good.
A very good Commanderie de Mazeyres 2006, produced under my supervision as director of Vignobles Clément Fayat, and in a true superior category, Clos L’Eglise 1998 Pomerol, a great wine drank too young. We finished with a very good Yquem 2002, crystal purity despite its richness. A must.
Other than that, a bank leads you anywhere, as long as you can get out of it.
Before, in the morning, I visited the vineyards as well as the cellars, with Eric Talavet, who wanted to see where some of our wines are produced as he has to sell them in our “discount” boutique on rue Guadet. He quickly went from being an old and well paid bank director at the Caisse d’Epargne, but unhappy, to a totally different life as a young wine store sales person with a very different salary, but happy.
Money doesn’t give you happiness. I heard this saying before (at school) but in Eric’s personal history, it will certainly take place again as it is so extreme. He finally found a job he likes, sounds a bit like my story, even if it took place at another time and that I had decided to quit my job at the Credit Agricole.