Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Last week

Friday, February 12 at Château La Couspaude, a friend was celebrating the 35th anniversary of his cleaning company with clients and friends. Starting with nothing, he can be proud of his accomplishments. The emotions he expressed during his speech showed how happy he was to see all the people who came to honor him.
The very good meal was prepared by our pal Christophe: the Poule au Pot Henry IV (boiled hen Henry 4th style) was excellent, the magician (Grain de Folie from Artigues) impressed us with the tricks he did at our tables and the good wines of the Aubert family, Jean de Gué 2004, Lalande Pomerol and especially La Couspaude 2004, great Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classé still little known.

It was the opportunity for me to see some of my old friends. We were like a 70s vintage table reminiscing on our memories of the Tackouk night club in Pizou where we used to all meet during our sweet 20s!
Last week, I hosted a group of French students (wine law), as well as Brazilians, Japanese, one Chinese and members of the wine industry, architects, a distributor and even a marketing specialist. This gives me the opportunity to talk about the nice piece written by Jacques Berthomeau (in French) on February 12: Stop all these constant tasting events. Good piece to mediate to (a bit).

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