European Sideways 2008 - Day Five
Loris Scagliarini - Photographs: L. Scagliarini, P. Alciati, C. Lepori - February 24, 2008
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Sunday, February 24, 2008: Monte Carlo Wine Festival
The trade show and wine tasting opens its doors at 2PM, with great public, press, and buyer participation.
Italian Senator for Life, Giulio Andreotti (forefront, profile) chats with Alberto Repossi, president of the Repossi Group, jeweler and high quality wine producers. (See more photographs)
Senator Andreotti, along with Secretary of State Novella, TV host Cucuzza and radio personality Awana Ghana visit the show, chatting up the exhibitors and tasting the products, and are surrounded by journalists in a whirlwind of flash and rolling cameras.
His Excellency René Novella, Secretary of State of the Principality of Monaco (left),
with WineCountry.IT president, Loris Scagliarini. (See more photographs)
According to our estimate, around 400 visitors, mostly buyers for restaurants, wine bars, specialty stores, and yacht clubs eventually show up. At the end of the day, many exhibitors have expressed their satisfaction for the number and quality of visitors to the show.
From left: Loris Scagliarini, Cristo Lepori, Michele Florentino, organizer of the MCWF,
and Enza D'Amato, at the gala dinner offered by Florentino at his Restaurant Amici Miei, at Port de Fontvieille, in Monte Carlo. (See more photographs)
MCWF organizer, Michele Florentino, offers a special dinner to a select group of guests, such as the honor and technical committee, the Czech Republic delegation, and other associates to the event at his restaurant, Amici Miei (Friends of Mine), facing the docks of the Port de Fontvielle. The food is superlative, as expected from a classy restaurant favored by VIPs of the political and entertainment world, and the wines served, four Pinot Noirs of the Appellation Gevrey-Chambertin Contrôlée, complement it perfectly.
From left: 2005 Champerrier, Vigne Centenaire, from the Domain Marchant-Grillot; 1999 Clos de Varoilles 1er Cru Contrôlée, by Domaine de Varoilles; 1993 Pinot Noir by Domaine Denis Mortet; and 1993 Premier Cru La Combe Aux Moines, by Domaine Dominique Gallois. (See more photographs)
With the hors d'oeuvre and first entree we pour a 2005 Champerrier, Vigne Centenaire, from the Domain Marchant-Grillot. The next pour is a 1999 Clos de Varoilles 1er Cru Contrôlée, by Domaine de Varoilles, followed by a 1993 Premier Cru La Combe Aux Moines, by Domaine Dominique Gallois. At the end, our table include among the few lucky guests that get to taste this deceptively simple, though superlative, 1993 Pinot Noir by Domaine Denis Mortet.
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