What the Hell is that smell?!

Whoa, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but I’ve been swamped with work and travelling a ton. Seven trade shows in 10 days in France, then the Big One, ViniSud, for 4 days, in Montpellier. To say I’m exhausted is putting it mildly. The trips were fantastic, I mean, who can complain about […]

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It’s Showtime!

OK, nothing to do with wine, but how could I not use this pic? I mean, come on! It’s that time of the year again, when most of the major wine shows in France take place. Happily, many of them are in the South of France. As you can imagine, being in the warm south […]

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Two Days in the Languedoc

Only happy Picpoul grapes here! I next found myself in the far South of France, only an hour’s drive from the Spanish border, where the sky is bright blue and the sun’s dappled light inspires artists, philosophers, and writers. Except that when I got there it was cool, grey and rainy. Just my luck… I […]

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Three Days in Montpellier – ViniSud

Vinisud came, Vinisud went. Amazing, after months of preparation, calls, emails, prayers and sacrifices to the gods of business, three days went by in a flash. Many people were met, many wines were tasted (and drunk! and spit!), and many deals were made with a handshake. So what’s it like to attend something like this? […]

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