If you are a French wine-maker, it is likely that you are a fairly small operation and that you could benefit from some sort of collaboration with other makers – be it through a coopérative or a négociant. Some, like the group calling itself Rhône Vignobles, choose a looser connection.
They held a tasting, with the able assistance of Peretti Communications, in London and I went along to see what’s what.
I met some lovely, happy wine-people, such as Peter Fischer of Château Revelette, Frédéric Coulon of Domaine do Beaurenard, Antoine Graillot of Domaine Graillot and Thomas Blagden of Blagden Wines. The tasting was held at The Westbury hotel in Mayfair.