SAVIM Marseille Autumn 2011

What an experience! We would like to thank Mr. Colonna – junior and senior – organisers of the salon, and our fellow exhibitors, for their friendliness and advice. We had very little time to profit from all the produce available in this amazing salon, but we have still managed to come home with some choice morsels. Christmas will be a tasty affair!
Our bright green shirts became a point of reference for just about everyone – there was no danger of losing us in the crowd! and our welcome mat hosted many a convivial moment with people who were happy to discover our history and our wines. We are very pleased that we have been able to introduce a young clientèle to muscat blanc à petits grains, as both muscat sec and vin doux naturel, and to convince the many wine amateurs to look again at a modern presentation of this wonderful cépage.
We congratulate the visitors to the salon for their curiosity, politeness and knowledge – and for buying our wine! It is very encouraging to talk with intelligent young people, who are in the process of becoming the sommeliers, cavistes, restaurateurs and hoteliers of tomorrow, and who are already wine enthusiasts today.

We look forward to our next encounters at SAVIM in spring and autumn 2012. And if you couldn’t make it this autumn, put it in your diary for next year!

And we would like to thank Sandy Martinez, for her appreciation of our efforts. Take a look at her commentary!
le bon, le beau et le gourmand

And for our visitors from the East and their lovely report and photos with Pierre and our bottles, in Russian, for provence-news. provence-news

SAVIM-AUTUMN 2011

Savim d’Automne Marseille – festival des gourmandises

Deux journées superbes de rencontres sympathiques avec nos clients et avec nos confréres exposants. Deux journées restent encore pour venir et profiter de cette ambiance géniale.
Nous étions heureux de recevoir les visites de la lycée hotelier de Marseille et de la lycée Professionel Agricole et Viticole d’Orange

Et nous sommes très fiers d’annoncer que beaucoup de jeunes dégustateurs, ainsi que d’autres plus averties, ont étés enthousiasmés par nos vins.

Avec les remerciements à Sandy Martinez pour son blogspot assez sympathique sur Le bon, le beau et le gourmand

et pour notre visiteurs de l’est pour leur joli reportage sur le salon de SAVIM et ces photos avec Pierre et nos bouteilles provence-news
En bref, c’est un baptême du feu très encourageant.

SAVIM d’Automne – MARSEILLE

Chères clients, gourmands et hédonistes! Venez nous voir au 17’eme édition de SAVIM le 18-21 novembre 2011, au Parc Chanot à Marseille. Le salon des vignerons et de la Gastronomie d’automne.
La rencontre se déroulera au stand i7, au milieu du salon.
éclatez vous parmi toutes les tentations des saveurs de ce salon des Vignerons et de la Gastronomie.
Faites vos achats pour les cadeaux de Noel, les repas festifs, les apéritifs, ou que pour le simple plaisir de déguster les bons produits de France avec vos proches.
Nous vous donnons des idées d’accompagnements mets et vins et même les « prix spéciaux salon ».

à bientôt!

« Ce salon change des foires traditionnelles, il est tout ce que l’amateur culturel attend » :
PHILIPPE FAURE-BRAC, meilleur sommelier du monde en 1992. (Journal LA PROVENCE)

LA REVUE DU VIN DE FRANCE :
« Des vignerons de qualité mais aussi des producteurs à dénicher »

LE PETIT FUTE 2011 :
 » Confirmant chaque année son statut de rendez-vous de référence dans le sud de la France, SAVIM doit sa réputation à la qualité des exposants et producteurs faisant le déplacement, ainsi qu’à l’authenticité des produits présentés. »

CUISINER MAGAZINE :
« Les amateurs de bon vin et de gastronomie vont être comblés »
« A ne pas manquer »

VINS ET GASTRONOMIE :
« Les organisateurs ont sélectionné les meilleurs produits de toutes les régions de France »
rendez-vous pour la rencontre

A Solstice soaking in the South of France

Yes, you may have seen it on the news – the Mediterranean basin is getting a right soaking.
After a summer and autumn of on/off heatwaves and plenty of anguished looking agricultural folk and gardeners, as the soil became more and more parched, mother nature delivered late rain in July and August and now she gives us plenty of the wet stuff again, accompanied by spectacular thunder and lightning displays – and the odd, brief, electricity/telephone/internet cut.
I hope, at least, that it is « the right kind of rain » to refill the huge underground water aquifer that lays beneath this part of Languedoc and serves the region with drinking water and water for commercial use, as well as being a very important part of the ecosystem. Long may it be protected from mega-dump proposals!
I guess we all must have done a rain dance too many, because some of said folk are now anxiously eyeing over-flowing river banks and fragile sand spits that have been once again battered by the waves into virtual non-existence. The old car park at Les Aresquiers beach is now a distant memory – and this year’s effort at a pebble dune has been quickly flattened.
Apart from the odd soggy corner, we are benefitting from good drainage and look on it as helping the young plants in the vines and garden. We have plenty of other tasks to do, when we can’t be in the vineyard.
For those who find themselves already submerged – we wish them courage and the best of luck for a speedy recovery and subsidence of the waters.

17th SAVIM – MARSEILLE 18-21 NOVEMBER 2011

Winter is approaching, Christmas is a few short weeks away, it’s the weekend and you are looking for something to do….
So, why not give yourself a real treat and come to SAVIM at Parc Chanot, Marseille, 18-21 November?
A salon of wine makers and gastronomy, all the tempting morsels you could dream of to help you prepare those special (festive) meals and create little or big parcels of gourmet treats for your friends and family.
We will be there, right in the middle of the salon, on stand number i7. Come and say hello! Come and try our wines and we will happily give you suggestions for other gourmet treats to put together with them. Just think, some juicy oysters or thai style mussels washed down with rencontre; a toast of foie gras or a filo pastry bursting with roquefort and walnut to compliment l’hédoniste, a moist dark chocolate and apricot gateaux to bring out the fruit in éclat…. is your mouth watering yet?
How about if we announce that for all our clients who come to SAVIM, there will be a special salon price??
What are you waiting for? Put it in the diary!
SAVIM Marseille