Celebrating 80 with an unforgettable evening at Cornas!
The 250 guests of the evening included several well-known political figures and oenologists, from the four corners of the world, from Europe, the USA and even Korea. Philippe Faure-Brac, Best Sommelierof the World in 1992 and Chairman of the Union of the French Sommelleriesince 2016, Serge Dubs, Best Sommelierof the World in 1989, Laurent Derhé, Chairman of the Lyon and Rhone-Alps Association of Sommeliers and Mr Rouget, from Bocuse, or Mr Gauthier, from Pic, thus mingled with Senator Darnaud, Mr Ughetto, President of the Departmental Council, and various other local politicians, restaurant owners or journalists from the national or specialist press.
A festive chestnut soup was then served at the table, followed by wonderful Fin Gras du Mézenc beef ribs, particularly appreciated when served with the 2011 and 2012 Cornas wines provided by the wine growers. The dessert, with Valrhona chocolate, followed by a Grand Crucoffee and Chartreuse liqueurs ended this warm, good quality and authentic meal, in keeping with the style of our wines.
The next day, the professionals were able to take part in a wine-tasting of 2008 Cornasand a visit of the vineyards. Biodiversity and a struggle against Flavescence dorée were discussed on the spot by the passionate AlbéricMazoyer.
The weekend was a great success, with the opportunity for oenology and catering professionals to meet the wine growers and have better knowledge of our vineyard. Many have already set a date for a new encounter in the spring!