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September 15, 2012


L. M. (Lyn) Archer

Love your blog -truly thoughtful and engaging stories. Do you ever do guest posts on other blogs? If so, would be honored to host you on binNotes' 'Terroirist Tuesday' posts. Santé!


Hi there,
Thank you for your appreciation.
I don't have time to do guest posts, really. I aswered to a couple of enquirers that I could and ultimately failed to do so because of lack of time.



Richard Ewen

I've always wanted to own and work a winery and have read much about it and have always been impressed by the amount of work involved. I never thought about having to go into Paris and sell the wine, assuming that a wine broker would do that. You mentioned prices of the bottles. Could you tell me if a wholesale bottle price is 7€, what would be a normal mark up to retail that bottle in a Paris wine shop? And what would be a normal markup for a Paris Restaurant to sell that same wine at the table?
I always enjoy your posts.

Fabio (Vinos Ambiz)

Great post! I love the nitty-gritty details, like having to park on the pavement, etc! You're so lucky having so many specialized wineshops and bars in Paris; can you believe, that in Madrid, the capital of one of the largest wine-producing countries in the world, there is not a single one! Not one!
Cheers, salud, à la santé!

Mike Sinor

Great post.Good to see our french brothers "Draging the Bag" like some of us Blue collar winemakers here in the states.


I guess that when a wholesale price is 7 € for a given bottle, it can end up at 12 € in Paris for a wine shop, and 20 € if it's a restaurant.

Giles - Wine Club Guide

What a fascinating post! This is really an aspect of the wine world that many people who love wine know very little about, given that most of us experience wine at either the vineyard end or (more commonly) from a wine merchant. Your post here gives such great insight into the work vignerons with small, boutique vineyards, must do to promote their stuff. Quite frankly I wish we got more exposure to this kind of work, and more posts like yours, to help exposure for some of the excellent small wineries all around the world. In addition to agricultural work, which is hard enough, running a vineyard is also like running a small business and it seems to require constant energy. Santé!

Giles @ Wine Club Guide


very nice to read this post, follow your steps and feel the atmosphere (wine atmosphere !)

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