Friday, 19 March 2010

Everyone’s In Town

JMS, Abi and our new global director Justin arrived in France yesterday to catch up on the developments of the Chai renovation and to show Justin the range of wines we have been making.

It has been quite a while since I have tasted all the Chai wines together on the same table and seeing all the bottles are standing next to each other (about 45 wines in total) it baffles me how we managed to make them all!

We tasted through all the whites before midday and managed to build up an appetite – the perfect excuse for a ‘Voyageur’ lunch. The Voyageur restaurant has now become a permanent fixture in our mini tour along with the Chai, Château La Clarière and St Emilion when members of our UK team visit us over here in France! Chips were on and the grilled chicken was superb and everyone left satisfied and ready to taste the Chai range of reds. During the afternoon Henry also showed everyone around Château La Clarière and we tasted the 2009 direct from barrel.

A very busy and hard working week ended with a superb BBQ for all the team at La Clarière. JMS performed his famous barrel smashing show and the fire was soon roaring away with oak and red wine aromas filling the air ready for the doorstep thick cote de beouf!


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