On Saturday 14 June 2013, just before Vinexpo opened its doors, the Confrérie of the Hospitaliers of Pomerol gathered at the beautiful Chateau de Sales in Pomerol to initiate a small group of ten new members to this prestigious order.
They included Decanter’s veteran advertising manager for France Michael Denton (far right in picture), Miss Lijuan Li (Maxwell-Storrie-Baynes Christie’s International Real Estate executive, responsible for selling Bordeaux vineyards to Chinese buyers), Catherine Leparmentier (Great Wine Capitals Director, who selects the “Best of…” in wine tourism cities around the world) Juan Carlos Rincon (jounalist and wine judge), Mr. Zuo Tao Qiang (Managing Director of Milon Wine Group), Derrick Wu (Deputy General Manager of Milon Wine, Mrs Stella Mak (Executive Director of Milon Wine), and Laurent Moujon (International author who just released his new detailed and essential 298 page Guide Book on Bordeaux ‘s Vineyards called “Bordeaux Patrimoine Mondial et Routes des Vins”. English, Dutch, and Chinese versions of this book have also been published).
The hosting Pomerol producers, Bruno de Lambert of Château de Sales, Mme Dominique Vayron of Château Bourgneuf, François Estager of Château la Cabanne, and President of the Pomerol Producers, Jean-Marie Garde, owner of Clos René oversaw the swearing in of the new candidates under a lovely sunshine which was followed by cocktails and tasting of these Pomerol wines.
Written by John Abbott