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2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

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)

Antoine CT

Still life - Aynard with corkscrew and bottle 

More views of the picnic (above and below)

'M. François Hollande'?


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