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Live from Montpellier – Part1

January 26th, 2010

Welcome to the south of France and Montpellier in particular. I am blogging live from the Milliseme Bio Trade Fair which houses organic and biodynamic winemakers from all over the world.

Gary Gubbins blogging 'live' from Milliseme Bio 2010

I was a long time getting here as fog in Cork airport delayed the flight by 3 hours and our train was gone. We jumped on a later train that was going to Marseille and got off in Lyon – France being France, there was a train going to Montpellier in 10 minutes, 12 hours after leaving Clonmel, we finally arrived in the hotel in Montpellier. We dropped the bags, had a quick drink in the hotel and just about made our resevation in a fantastic resteraunt called Le Bains de Montpellier. The building is based around the 12th century bathhouse of the gentry of the time. The food was fantastic and we had a very nice local wine called Bergerie L’Hotus, Pic St Loup from the Coteaux du Languedoc. Very spicey with Syrah coming to the fore.

Anyway, an early start and i have already met Philippe Guillanton of Chateau Margui and here he is showing his wares to a group of would be buyers. Or maybe they are tyre-kickers. I have spotted a few of them as well. We will get back to Philippe in a later blog.

Philippe Guillanton of Ch Margui at Milliseme Bio 2010

Until then, a tasting i will go and I will be back soon with video, photos and wines….

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