I started the day in the morning with the visit of Izak Litware, a Danish journalist who came to taste the 2009 and 2010. The day started well with nice customers in our store Essentials who tasted samples open for them.
It was also the opportunity to remember that Clos Badon Thunevin 2007 was preferred by 80% of the wine lovers who come to taste our wines at the CIVB during the event organized by the magazine Terre de Vins and if we make these wines to cellar like 2008/2009/2010, these easy vintages are greatly appreciated by our customers (2007/2004/1999).
At noon, lunch with Salina Huang at Lard et Bouchon and visit of our properties during the harvest as well as our cellars, our ways of doing and the opportunity to see the high quality of the grapes picked and sorted at Sansonnet.
Today we are invited at the Chateau Troplong Mondot with Pierre Le Hong who wrote a book about Saint Emilion and a few other properties including Valandraud and Troplong Mondot .
Release of the 2012 Wine Buyer's Guide for Dummies, by Benoit Simmat and Denis Saverot, I recommend to read it for the writing style, dry comments for some, with, of course, their stylistic preferences even cultural or friendly
For €14.90 you get 340 pages and you come out a bit more knowledgeable. Trust me...