December 5, 2009

Paris Wine Convention 2009


Well, it's that time again! Time for Paris' annual wine convention, which is held at the Porte de Versailles. It was HUGE and it's really a cultural event for any non-French person.. to really SEE what different wine regions there are and the wine producers (viticulturists) who sell there wine here... Mind you.. it's not everyone.. but it seems like it really could be.. I think it's probably just a fraction, though.. Maybe someone (David) can help me out on this...
Alex's favourite wine region is Bourgogne. I don't have a favorite region, just give me a good sweet wine and I'm happy! I do really like the Sautern and the Vin du Paille... I bought 4 bottles of different sweet white wines... And, I don't even drink! Hehe!
It's hard to make a decision, sometimes! So many different wines to choose from.....

In attendance for the Wine Convention: Me, Alex, Justin, Jasmin and Sam. It was a fun time!
There are just too many wines to sample, so when you do ask for a "taste" you may be obliged to "dump" the rest into the bin at your feet in order not to get to drunk... Really, it's just a tasting, not a real "glass of wine," and you may not even like all the wines you taste, so just dump it.... Although, I did find it hard to dump a good tasting wine....
Look at all the PEEPS!
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A little cheese, too?! Wine and Cheese!

Of course, there are a few other things that can be found at a wine convention. Where would we be without a little cheese to go with that wine?? And, of course, you have to eat something, in order to not get totally blitzed.. A little bread to soak up the alcohol, perhaps...

And something sweet to go with that....


And now, back to the alcohol, the final scenes:




Interesting labels on the bottles, definitely NOT traditional but I liked the style.. Americans are more into labels, I think.. Some of us really know LESS about wine and so it's all about how cool or interesting the label is... that appeals to us... Hmmmm, when I was in Cali this summer, I saw sooo many interesting and original wine labels. I thought to myself, "Boy, you'd NEVER see something like this in France!" But, then again.. I wouldn't have expected to see something like the picture above in France, either!! They take there wine and labels very seriously here!

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