Everything’s going to be ok !

Everything’s going to be ok !

Everything’s going to be ok

Last week was a crazy week in France. It’s our turn to experience the lockdown.

The wine sector activity is slowing down but did not stop. Whenever possible, the staff is working from home. In the cellar, in the vineyard and on the bottling chain the teams are still on, in compliance with the safety rules. Leadtimes may be slighlty longer in some cases but transport is running.

It was sudden but I’d like to thank my partners for their flexibility and quick reaction. The chain was able to adapt quickly, face this situation and help each others.

I have been used to work from different places for many years so home office is not a problem for me. We are operational and here to help our customers find the right solutions as usual. My role is to make things easy to my customers and it is still true, more than ever.

Some may think that wine is not essential in these difficult times but behind wine are many small producers, small companies who need to keep on otherwise all this will desapear. I will be there to help them as much as I can.

We have lived this through our customers in China these last weeks. It will take us time, efforts and patience but we will go through it. Take care.

Everything’s going to be ok.

Great tasting experience !

Great tasting experience !

I had a great experience yesterday !

I’ve had many wine tasting during the last 15 years but I never experienced to taste the same wine in different glass shapes. When I heard that Maximilian Riedel was giving a Masterclass on how the glass shape can influence the wine taste, I did not think twice !

Of course, Riedel is the reference in professional wine glasses. They have been producing glasses for 11 generations. They developped special glasses for most grape varietes working closely with winemakers.

I was expecting some slight changes but I had to recognize that the wines express differently according to the glass shapes, . Some glasses will perfectly enhance the fruitiness, the fine tannins, the balance whereas some may reveal a bitterness not even felt in the other glass.

Don’t get me wrong, it does not turn an average wine into a top wine but tasting is sometimes a sum of details and it can help to make a wine unforgettable.

Only a few seconds are needed to make one’s opinion on a wine. As a wine professional the choice of glasses used can really make the difference. If you’re looking to boost your sales, think about the glass !

I enjoyed the experience which was very instructive and Maximilian made it very entertaining too. A great moment !