2 years ago, I remember writing a post named "the longest week". Well, two years after and at the same time period where days are the longest of the year, they are still quite filled.
Here is, for example, the schedule of my day on June 18 :
- Went to bed at 1 AM after having spent the evening with a group of local winemakers and discuss about potential events we could organize in Sainte Cécile les Vignes, our village
- Woke up at 5 30 AM to spray copper and sulfur until noon. Just finished to clean the tractor when some friends showed up for tasting some wine and eventually had lunch with us
- Spent the first part of the afternoon sorting papers, paying bills and the second half calling some accounts to maintain the relationship and remind them to pay their bills too !
- Getting ready by 6 PM to go to Chateauneuf du Pape, not without making a little detour to visit some accounts, deliver some wines and stop at our oenologue to give him some tank samples of our Mistral red 2008 (which ages quite nicely, so far).
- Helped my Uncle at Domaine du Banneret to prepare an order which will cross the Atlantic next week. Then met some Danish importers for a memorable dinner at Mere Germaine which ended at 1 AM at my Uncle's personal cellar, with some old Chateauneuf du Pape marc.
- Arrived home at 2 AM and crawled into bed !
And guess what : Even if this schedule looks quite exhausting, it gives me a lot of joy which, in fact, gives the strength to overcome fatigue.
And, of course, all your support is also fueling me.
Jean-Marc - Domaine Rouge-Bleu