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Vinisud visit

Our forthcoming trip to Vinisud, the Montpellier wine fair in February, seems to be attracting the attention of quite a few exhibitors. There are plenty of ‘meet us! try our wine!’ e-mails coming in, but yesterday I had the pleasure of a telephone call from New Zealander Rachel Treloar (good Cornish name - those interested in Cornish nationhood can click here) to tell me about Domaine Treloar. Her husband, Jonathan Hesford, was assistant winemaker at Neudorf Vineyards in NZ. You can read more about the Roussillon operation here.

I know we shall be very busy, but if I get the chance to meet Rachel and Jonathan on the fringe of Vinisud (they decided the huge expense of a stand at the fair wasn’t worth it) - I’ll let you know what happens.

8 thoughts on “Vinisud visit”

  • Emilio Saez

    Hi Julian, you 've been writing a lot lately. Keep up the writing! I still wish more wine importers had a blog. I keep using this blog to keep the conversation about the wines from Tintoralba going on. Did you have any chance to taste the wines. Here in Spain we are already starting to switch to the Higueruela 2007. I won't be at Vinisud, but we could meet at Alimentaria in Barcelona. Hope to see you there,

  • Julian

    Emilio - my original reply to your comment has been 'disappeared' by the team of gremlins that has made its home on the BB website. Sorry.

    I will taste those wines soon, as I promised. I don't mean to give offence - just so very busy here, all the time.

    If you go to the London fair, I may be at that.

    Best wishes meanwhile! Julian

  • Maffini Philippe

    Elephant on a Tightrope at Vinisud
    Elephant on a Tightrope is a brand of French wine that offers consumers an attractively priced estate-grown and bottled wine with an unforgettable and stylish branding. Bottled in 750 ml format, the label features an elephant savouring a glass of wine on a tightrope, which represents the importance of « balance » in wine. This theme is echoed in POS materials and website (http://www.elephantonatightrope.com) with the icon and the tag lines “The Friendly French Wine” and “French Wines for Today”.

    Elephant on a Tightrope wines from Languedoc will be present at Vinisud 2008, 8th International Mediterranean wine and spirits trade show in Montpellier on February 18, 19 and 20, 2008.

    Come meet the people behind "The Elephant"
    and our winemaker from Preignes-le-Neuf
    at Booth #1 A 48 in Hall 1

  • Julian

    Well, Philippe, that's one way of getting my attention. Perhaps I'll stop by if I have time.

  • Rachel Treloar

    Hi guys - just to let you know we will be exhibiting this year in the Roussillon hall at Vinisud 2010 Stand E47.

    We were at O'Donovans Hotel in Clonakilty in December for a huge sell out wine tasting dinner which was fab. I'm sorry we didn't get a chance to call in to see you but my two hours in Cork were spent christmas shopping.

    Also, you might want to check out Jon talking to Ryan about our wines but you may also want to link to Ryan - he is doing a lot of interviews of LR producers and putting them online and creating quite a buzz.

    Hope to see you guys - I'll save you some of our Rose of Treloar 2009 at Vinisud to taste but be quick!
    Cheers Rachel

    • Julian

      Hello Rachel - great to hear from you. I'm not sure whether or not to tell you that the imminent tasting of our samples from chez Treloar remains imminent. If I had a shilling for every time I've vowed to just take them home myself...

      Like everyone else, we were cautious enough in 2009, and shan't be putting ourselves in temptation's way at Vinisud 2010 either, unfortunately. It's a pity I didn't know about the dinner in Clonakilty - but I'm delighted to hear it was a sell-out.

      Thanks for the link to Ryan's site - and do look in if you're back in Cork. I still think a 'Living the Dream' section in our list would be very interesting!

  • Rachel Treloar

    Gosh I forgotten you had a sample of 3Peaks 2006 which was given to your salesperson in Dublin by Karen O'Reilly from the French Tour Company - I can't believe that you haven't tasted it considering it was rated the best wine of the show by Tomas Clancy.

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