After the pandemic hietas it has been a real treat for Claude Grant, Alain Roux and Frederic Poulette to get back on the road this April touring the best Châteaux in Bordeaux.

Michel Roux Fine Wines was created in 1984 and Mrs Claude Grant has been its Company Director for more than 30 years.  She frequently accompanied the late Michel Roux on this annual pilgrimage to France to taste the latest wines and decide which ones would be a good investment.  This year the baton is handed on to Alain Roux and the tradition continues.  Accompanied by The Waterside Inn’s General Manager, Frederic Poulette, who curates the restaurant’s wine list, this has been a tour de force…12 Châteaux in 3½ days!

Arrival at Château Margaux

Frederic Poulette and Alain Roux with Chris Meyer at Château Palmer

Frederic Poulette and Alain Roux with Philippe Delfaut Directeur General at Château Kirwan

Alain Roux and Frederic Poulette at Château Latour

Alain Roux at the Château Latour vineyard

Alain Roux with Henri Duboscq at Château Haut Marbuzet

Claude Grant, Frederic Poulette and Alain with the Duboscq family at Château Haut Marbuzet

Alain Roux tasting wine at Château Beychevelle

Frederic Poulette and Alain Roux with Laurent Lebrun and Estelle Mirieu at Château Olivier

Alain Roux and Frederic Poulette with Stephen Carrier at Château Fieuzal

Wine tasting at Château Pavie. Claude Grant, Frederic Poulette and Alain Roux photographed with Mme Chantal Perse and her daughter Angelique Da Costa

Alain Roux and Frederic Poulette with Hubert de Bouard at Château Angelus

Alain Roux and Frederic Poulette tasting at Ulysse Cazabonne

…and saving the best until last…Lunch at Château La Mission Haut-Brion with Jean-Philippe Delmas (pictured centre) and Guillaume Alexandre Marx, Sales Director. Pictured with Claude Grant, Frederic Poulette and Alain Roux

Claude can be contacted by email claudegrant@michelrouxfinewines.com or by phone on 01628 786709 (week days from 10am to 3pm) if you would like any further information about the opportunity of buying fine wine from Michel Roux Fine Wines.

 

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