I went to the Noble Rot event. Which was absolutely raucous. In fact, it was so overcrowded they had to shut the place for an hour or so.
Briefly chatted to Mark Andrew and he said in 8 years he’d never seen such an appetite for the Fête du Beaujolais. I did see Keira Knightley, Fergus & Margot Henderson and Russell Norman barge their way through the crowd to sample Pierre Koffman’s famous pig’s trotters (should that be “pig’s rotters”?) so evidently they’re also fans.
Anyway, they had Le Grappin BoJo Nouveau on tap and here is the list:
Spent a while sampling the free pours of delicious Lafarge-Vial outside:
Managed to blag my way inside for a glass each of the Sunier, the Foillard and the J Dutraive “La Madone”. The latter was like a cloudy wild strawberry infusion. Yum.
My head hurt a lot the next day.
(Edit: that’s evidently also my bottle of Chateau Thivin and empty glass that I have no recollection of, so that’s probably why.)