To the annual "Printemps" tasting at Chateauneuf du Pape this morning


They say over 5000 wine fans are attracted to this salon/dégustation event at Chateauneuf du Pape held over 6/7th April - more than 80 vignerons showing their latest vintages including many 2017’s. It was a great opportunity for me to catch up with old friends ( Florent from Solitude/Fred from Jaufrette/Daniel and daughter Fanny from Mont Thabor) as well as make some new contacts - had some productive chats with both Chateau Fortia and Clos Saint Jean - would not be surprised if some tour visits weren’t on the cards for later this year. The catering arrangements this year were a real plus - enjoyed a delicious “assiette grillard” ( with grilled duck) in the marquee following my tastings. Nice day out.