Monday, 26 April 2010

A great weekend!

On Friday we had a visit from our first non-human Chai Keyholder, Dino the Parrot! He met everybody and then had a full tour of the Chai and seemed very impressed with the new Chai building renovations; apparently his favourite tipple is Laithwaite Sauvignon!

The sun shone all weekend and we certainly made the most of the weather and barbequed every day. On Sunday we had a picnic next to the old church of Pujols which looks out over the entire Entre-Deux-Mers wine region. The great new XV du President 2008 went beautifully with the top notch chipolatas from the butcher in Castillon.

The buds are now small shoots here in Bordeaux. To give everyone an idea of just how fast the vines grow, we have chosen a Merlot vine at our own Chateau La Clariere which I will be following throughout the growing period up until harvest – so watch this space for my ‘VINE WATCH’!


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