I know it has been a while (too long) and I feel bad but believe me, I am quite overwhelmed.
After returning from our US visits, we have bottled 7 000 bottles in one day and store them in our small cellar. The first orders arrived and already 2 pallets are their now on their way to New York and Houston (if you live in the Soutwest you can contact Tim to order our wines).
In France, we have done another tasting event in Marseille at our Friend's wine store (Le Vin Sobre) and got lots of success. The greatest news of the week also came from Marseille as one of the very best restaurant "Les Trois Forts" (see the wonderful view at Kristin's blog) has put on their wine list the Dentelle. For a native from Marseille, this is the best reward I could get.
We are just about to leave to drive to Paris and then fly to NYC where two more events are awaiting us and we are very excited.
Then, on the return, our vines should have started to bloom. Pruning is over, including our baby vines were we food lots of ladybugs (two here actually making future ones before we took the picture) while taking out by hands all the weeds around them, vines shoots are crushed and I have almost scratched everywhere.
As you can see, we are keeping busy. In fact, farming grapes on 25 acres and selling the wine might be too much for one person. I hang on but I will surely need some help before I loose too much weight.
Jean-Marc Espinasse - Domaine Rouge-Bleu