Wine Touring ++++ this week


Four days on the road this week, with delightful clients from NYC , Connecticut and the UK. Lots of treats - Tasting with Mirielle Cartier at Goubert, gourmet Lunch at the now Michelin starred l’Oustalet, Jude’s roast Pintade dinner served with some mature Solitude CDP, but perhaps the real high point was watching Sandra Rochel, Chef du Chai ( chief winemaker) at Chateau Fortia demonstrate how to slide into an old foudre ( 3500l cask) to get it cleaned - unbelievable contortions , but basically as she showed us, if you can wriggle your shoulders in, the rest of your body should fit. But imagine the claustrophobic reaction once you stand up in these barrels - absolutely not for me!