Monday, 15 September 2014
Artists and producers in the recently renovated space in front of
the church of Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil
Artists and producers@Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil
As promised some photos from the most westerly group of Bourgueillothérapie artists and producers. From the wines tasted here I was most impressed with Domaine Amirault poured by Xavier Amirault and those of Gérard Vallée (Domaine de la Cotelleraie).
Sandrine Duveau – her painting won a prize this year
Valérie Herlin@work on her prize winning sculpture
in memory of Anne Graindorge who died
with shocking suddenness in mid-March 2014
An earlier sculpture from Valérie with and without leaf
A fresh bottle of Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil
The old bottle of Saint-Nicolas
Artists and a producer@Café de la Promenade
Loick Terquem, Domaine de la Folie Lucé,
A now resplendent and relaxed Eddy
As well as making some of the best sweet wine (also very good dry) in the Layon, Eddy Oosterlinck (Domaine de Juchepie) became the valley's indisputably best dressed man when he bought my shirt@the 2014 Bourgueillothérapie auction. The auction raised money for La Croix Rouge.
Earlier in the day Eddy in checked shirt
looking a little stressed
Jim wearing the shirt before it was auctioned.
One of a series to celebrate the annual New Orleans Jazz Festival
Sunday, 14 September 2014
Photos of the artists creating their work for the 2014 Bourgueillothérapie. This year they are grouped in four different locations: Château de Minière, Domaine de la Chevalerie, in front of l'eglise de Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil and Café de la Promenade.
Château de Minière
Rudy@Château de Minière
Au duo of artistes@Minière
@Minière (above and below)
photographer@work in the kitchen of Minière
Domaine de la Chevalerie
L'artist à la poubelle!!
Alexandre in the round...
Photos from Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil and Café de la Promenade in another post.
Saturday, 13 September 2014
At table in the Caslot cellars
(above and below)
The 2014 Bourgueillothérapie kicked off in the cellars of the Caslots (Domaine de la Chevalerie) last night with a very enjoyable and relaxed dinner for the artists and producers with a good number of Bourgueils to try. It has to be said, however, that the first red Bourgueil did not appear until 80 minutes (21.20) after we arrived at 20.00. This is believed to be a record! This deficiency was soon made up and this soirée de la modération finishing late. A few of the artists didn't get back to their hotel rooms until around 4am.
Cooking the spuds!
Some say that the cellars of
Domaine de la Chevalerie are haunted
Le discours de Ludo!!
Alexandre: lighting up the artist...
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