A very good first full day of Bordeaux en primeur tasting. A warm sunny day helped with filming for both Bloomberg and for the Asian Palate website. I only had time today to visit two properties – Cos d’Estournel and Haut Brion. At Cos d’Estournel, the super-second growth property in St Estephe, I was welcomed by the intense and affable Jean Guillaume Prats who I see as often in Asia as in Bordeaux. read more
The sky was a magnificent baby blue when I arrived at Bordeaux’ Gare St Jean station from Paris today. I worked during the entire three our train journey reading content material in preparation for Asian Palate’s upcoming website preview. I squeezed in time to review the interview questions I had for the various chateau owners and winemakers that I would meet this week. I had a checklist of all the things I needed to prepare for in the 10 days ahead.
We must be a comedic sight to an outsider: An exhausted group with black tongues and dark tinted teeth, clothes stained with purple spots, all suffering from tannin overload. We are too exhausted to feel self-conscious, the corners of our mouths stained with dark purple liquid which we had been imbibing from 9am in the morning till 6pm at least 100 times. read more
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