Friday, January 8, 2010


Looking for a name : I haven’t yet retained any of your proposals, but if one is chosen, its creator will be rewarded in “liquids”.
Otherwise, I wonder what kind of divine potion Philippe Margot drank to find “Saint Pneu neige” (saint snow tires)?

The Wine Spectator has already published a few notes on 2007 fine Bordeaux: Pape Clément, Haut Bailly, Fleur de Gay, Eglise Clinet, Léoville Poyferré, Gruaud Larose, Pontet Canet, Smith Haut Lafitte got 90 points or more. We’re still missing the others, especially those which sell under $30 retail, to boost their sales in the USA.

Our business is still soft, our revenues already reached 3.7 million Euros for the first 4 months of our fiscal year (and we received closed to 2 million in orders to be delivered in the next few months, until September for the next wine promotion campaigns).

Since January 1, 2009, we’re 30% under our projections, in other words around 5 million Euros for the year. I am convinced that our business – mine as well as my colleagues – will start again in April: a combination of normal demand, our bigger inventory while our client’s is getting low, and especially the enthusiasm generated by tastings and buzz for the 2009 vintage.

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