It is possible that a few of our readers consider that being part of Les 5 du Vin is somehow glamorous. I have to tell you there is not much glamour in having to leave a Côtes du Rhone evening at Le Petit Jardin Montpellier early to return to an Ibis hotel room to compose my Tuesday post. I left Marco Vanhellemont and Michel Smith enjoying an in-depth look at some organic Rhônes.
Yesterday was the start of VInisud, so it was good that 60% of Les 5 were able to meet up. It has become a truism that Millésime Bio has been a great success. 800 exhibitors all with the same sized table with lots of buyers in the aisles speaking a considerable range of languages plus a good number of journalists from France, Belgium, Holland and Germany etc along with a few from the USA.
MilésimeBio attracts a number of UK buyers but strangely very few journalists/ writers from the UK are here. Yesterday morning I spotted Andrew Jefford, now resident in Montpellier, and later Paul Strang, who is looking for a publisher for his new book on Languedoc. Along with myself, this appears to be the sum total of the UK press that has got out to the largest organic wine show in the world.