August 2015

Fete Booth

What a long weekend………….I just spent 2 1/2 days up in Chateauneuf-du-Pape participating in the annual Fete de la Veraison.  This is my 6th year manning a stand and  selling wine. This year, they had me in the ‘dungeon’ of the chateau…a very cool space with all the original walls and floor.  And is decorated as it would have been back in the day.It was a much better environment for the wine….. cooler than being out on the street in the hot sun.   But, given that it was up in the chateau, and most of the weekend’s events were down in the town, I did not get as many customers as I had hoped. I made  a few contacts, met a number of new folks, and got the word out that I was in town and making Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines. So, all in all, a good weekend.