Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Picnic@Montlouis with Isabelle, Aynard et François Hollande?!
Was this François Hollande@Montlouis on Monday?
"Will Greece leave the euro before the end of the picnic?"
On Monday we went to another of the Pique-Niques chez le Vigneron Indépendant. This time with Isabelle and Aynard Clermont-Tonnerre in the vineyards of Montlouis above Saint-Martin-le-Beau overlooking the Cher Valley. We were joined by a Monsieur who bore a considerable resemblance to François Hollande but who probably wasn't as there were no accompanying bodyguards and Aynard and Isabelle had been very relaxed about setting up the picnic. Anyway a potentially profitable new career as a Hollande impersonator may beckon!
We drank the 2011 Touraine Sauvignon (screwcapped) from the Clos du Porteau, the Chenin Blanc and a 2011 blend of Cabernet Côt and Gamay.
12.40pm: starting to set up
The first picnickers arrive
Louis CT on barbecue duty
Picnic in full flow (above and below)
Still life - Aynard with corkscrew and bottle
More views of the picnic (above and below)
'M. François Hollande'?