Monday, the day's work began with Guillaume announcing his departure from my company to become an independent wine consultant.
Following, I had a short meeting with Jenifer to prepare a major meeting next month in Hong Kong, which is becoming one of the key region for my business.
At noon, I attended a reception for a VIP client at Chateau La Dominique with Clément, Jean Claude and Laurent Fayat.
In the afternoon, I had a meeting with a friend expert in real estate and in the evening I went to the 1st Foire aux Vins (wine promotion) at Carrefour Market Caudéran Ferry where I represented, with Jean Claude Fayat, Château Clément Pichon 2005 and La Dominique 2006 the store bought from one of the best negotiant in Bordeaux (and that doesn’t come from me).
Nice turn out, with shopping carts full of wine and few wine traders looking for good deals to resell, but with real customers who taste and buy wines to drink. Also, the notable presence of the local club of La Passion du Vin who doesn’t miss an opportunity to taste wines presented that day, either by owners or by managers (did they like our wines? I will read what they say on the site). I didn’t hangout and was able to be home in Saint Emilion at around 11pm.
On September 28, it will be the turn of Leclerc in Saint Magne de Castillon and in Libourne to launch the foire aux vins where one of the members of my family will attend.
Thursday, 17, I am going to Paris by TGV to be interviewed by Capucine Graby on iTélé and a reporter from Les Echos for a live broadcast at 9:15pm.
Jose Ruiz? Is coming on Wednesday for his radio station to talk about the caves of Ferrand, as if I was a specialist.