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Les 3/5 du Vin@Millésime Bio

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Marco – watching the professionals

Marco – watching the professionals

The colour – bio green – and the angle of the pen is crucial to the proper assessment of wine. Here you see perfect co-ordination!

The colour – bio green – and the angle of the pen is crucial to the proper assessment of wine. Here you see perfect co-ordination!

Flawless!

Flawless!

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.

An early sight of Michel in the distance already discovering a new Carignan.

An early sight of Michel in the distance already discovering a new Carignan.

Michel with Philippe  d'Allaines of Abbaye de Valmagne.

Michel with Philippe d’Allaines of Abbaye de Valmagne.

Not sure whether Michel is off to the Mad Hatter's tea party but the bottle – LE SECRET DE FRÈRE NONENQUE from Valmagne is excellent value @6€!

Not sure whether Michel is off to the Mad Hatter’s tea party but the bottle – LE SECRET DE FRÈRE NONENQUE from Valmagne is excellent value @6€!

JBGlassess

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3 réflexions sur “Les 3/5 du Vin@Millésime Bio

  1. Thanks Jim for sharing this moment with us !

    J'aime

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  3. On top of being a keen photographer, Jim, you definitely are a cunning linguist, if I may use this tong in cheek way of describing the facts. Your picture of Michel, with an on-purpose cheat on the depth of field features Mr. carignan contemplating an early bird indeed, the back side, that is. The same one in the vicinity of the good abbot is reminiscent of images we discover during « indelicate » priests’ trials: the hat, the wicked smile … Fortunately, we have evidence it is NOT the case, because his hands are plain to see. And as of Marc, you rightly insist the angle of the penis all important, especially for an ample ass essment. Thank you again for this to-the-point report on our friends’ true activities in Montpellier. If ever you run accross a Mr. Quarin, be so kind as to give the regards on behalf of a friend of mine, a Bertho-something!

    J'aime

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