Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Robert Parker, the Bad Boy

Philippe Bercovici, who with Benoist Simmat created the comic ''Robert Parker, the 7 Heady Sins'' signed a copy with a carictature which I really like of Robert Parker as a Bad Boy during a book signing in Périgueux for Béatrice Decout who was happy to give us this lovely Christmas present. 

Phillippe has kindly given us permission to publish his work.

In Vino Veritas

I recently read the slightly ironic comments written by Fabian Barnes in the Beglian In Vino Veritas magasine concerning the Saint-Emilion classification of 2012. The title read ''Classement de Couillus ou de Poules Mouillées?'... Roughly translated as the 'Classification of people with guts or scaredy cats?'
Well IVV put in place its own classification and fortunatley Chateau Valandraud is in their 11 Premier Grand Cru Classés (instead of the official 18) and I was also happy to see that my friends Fleur Cardinale and Sansonnet are also confirmed!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Carrousel du Louvre

I'm barely back from my round trip through Munich-London-Hong Kong-Bejing-Paris-Saint Emilion before heading back up to the capital for Bettane and Desseauve's Grand Tasting at the Louvre on the 30th November and the 1st December.
It is the perfect occasion to offer a tasting of Virginie de Valandraud 2010 in both red and white, Clos du Beau Père 2010, Dentelles and Constance 2009 Thunevin-Calvet as well as Maury 2004 with Murielle, Didier, Michael and Lucie Decoster to represent Chateau Fleur Cardinale.

It is also the perfect occasion to meet old clients, friends, collegues, the organisers and especially to do a tasting with the HEC Wine Club. The 13th December I'm off to the Shangri-La in Paris, an event with the Wine Business Club and my talented friend and collegue Jean-Marie Guffens. I'm not going to be bored...