Vinexpo 2013-Day 5

William

Monday, June 17, 2013
William

Sunday morning was filled up by registration; and visiting old friends Some producers were that I wanted to see would only arrive on Monday, so one of my highlights  was re-acquainting myself with Fabiana Brooks, now export director for a brand new winery in Uruguay, Narbona.  Taste all 6 wines that they produce and while

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Vinexpo 2013-Day 4

William

Sunday, June 16, 2013
William

Another quiet day (the calm before the storm) as we visted Château Guiraud in the wonderful town of Sauternes. Even though these visits were organized by our Bordeaux negociant, most  wineries are empty of key personnel due to the upcoming Vinexpo. So again our vist to Guiraud was a general guided tour of vineyards, cellars 

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Vinexpo 2013-Day3

William

Sunday, June 16, 2013
William

Our Saint Emilion day started off by picking up our car at the Gare St. Jean station in downtown Bordeaux, a nice VW Polo, perfect for two. Ivan was the navigator, I the driver. But I can tell you I was forewarned not to act Italian in my driving technique as France has really hit

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Vinexpo 2013 – Day 2

William

Thursday, June 13, 2013
William

After an easy night flight from Toronto, we arrived in Paris where we took our connection to Bordeaux. Charles de Gaulle airport is so congested and busy that it took us over one hour just to drop off our bags. Weather in Paris was extremely muggy, so bottles of water became a survival necessity at

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Vinexpo 2013 – Day 1

William

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
William

Hi everyone. As you can guess this is my bi-annual ( every two years) trip to Bordeaux  what many wine aficionados call “the greatest show on earth”. I have yet to arrive in France so there is not much to mention except that I am waiting here at Pearson’s airport for my flight to be

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