I just returned from a busy week of Bordeaux 2009 en primeur tasting with my wines and Château Guiraud!
In all, more than 30 wines from Bordeaux were presented by Dominique Befve from Château Lascombes. Close to 1000 people attended, thanks to our oldest and most loyal distributor, and this with productive tastings: We sell, which paradoxically, is not so common during our so-called “promotion” trips.
And meals… great at the Silverado in the Ginza neighborhood, equivalent to 2 stars Michelin with classy, rich and relaxed customers and a fan of my wines, funny. He also owns Aux Amis 59 restaurant in Tokyo with a breathtaking view. Of course, we were also in the restaurant of our importer-distributor in Osaka.
The interest in 2009 is obvious, even here in Japan, who already experienced other vintages of the century!
They are curious about the Chinese market for the influence they supposedly had on this year’s prices and also for being novice, in their eyes, in the art of wine and the complexity of Japanese culture, which has well integrated it.
Other than that, so many people, so many people in the streets, everywhere. Tokyo is so big and able to mix tradition and modernity so easily!