Vinexpo 2009: Cream of wine world celebrate at Chateau Lafite's opening party

  • Monday 22 June 2009

There were no fireworks this year but Chateau Lafite-Rothschild gave a suitably sumptuous dinner to open Vinexpo 2009 last night.

On the expansive lawns of the Medoc first growth, Baron Eric de Rothschild and Philippe Casteja, president of the Conseil des Grands Crus Classes welcomed 350 journalists and chateau proprietors.

Guests included the cream of Bordeaux wine society, as well as journalists from every major - and minor - wine publication in the world.

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