Saturday, September 20, 2008


For 3 days, we are hosting one of my US importers. This group includes members of the staff and their clients, in other words, 9 people including Christian. They are staying at Valandraud and have their meals in restaurants but mainly at our house. Thursday, they visited our property in Margaux: Château Bellevue de Tayac, then Marojallia and Clos Margalaine, the properties of our supplier and client Philippe Porcheron.
This American sales force was followed during their visit by a TV film crew from Vininews who is producing a series of programs to be broadcasted on our internet site and included on a DVD used by my sales reps during their travels.
Thursday evening, despite a 6 hour jetlag, my American guests ate at our house and we drank a series of magnums:
Clos Badon 2004 : tight shut, too young
Cos D’Estournel 1999 : thin, dry
Croix de Labrie 2001 : delicious, ripe, a treat
Léoville Poyferré 1998 : refined, powerful, balanced, a really nice bottle
We finished with a Fine Bordeaux.

On another subject: I watched the morning news on BFM TV. This young and dynamic program where the journalists have a good time puts me in a good mood!

The celebrations in Saint Emilion will begin on Saturday. How many visitors will come to our small town ? 10 000, 20 000, 30 000 people during these 2 days? Between the Night of Heritage and the Jurade to announce the start of the harvest, it’s going to rock!

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