Every other year Vin Expo is held in Bordeaux. This year they expect around 50,000 visitors from 120 countries. 1200 of those being journalists. This is a wine “fair” as the French say, that is specifically directed at those in the trade.
Louis received an invitation from Vin Expo and the Wine Spectator to be part of a special tasting that is to feature producers (approximately 25) that have both a foot in Europe and the U.S. The tasting will be limited to 1000 guests. He will be pouring a wine from Chateau St. Cosme (Gigondas) and a wine from Forge Cellars (Finger Lakes). We have decided he should pour the 2013 Riesling Classique. This wine is comprised of barrels/tanks from all of the vineyards we work with: Sawmill Creek, Harvest Ridge/Verrill, Sunrise Hill, White Springs (Ravines) and Maguire’s. This bottling truly represents the idea behind Forge Cellars.
The only down side…Justin and I are not going…maybe next time.