September was a rather busy month for us, alongside our usual day to day business we spent a fun weekend with Julia and Anita at the Oxford Wine Fest in the prestigious Oxford Union building - you can read about this in Julia's post - but we didn't stop there, went on a mission...
Next on our list was the Specialist Importers Trade Tasting - or SITT as we call it - another two-day-event, but in two different cities this time. Here we were promoting Hungarian wines from small artisan producers.
First day we visited Bristol a lovely vibrant city full of life, great architecture and lot's of quirky coffee shops. The organisers found a stunning location for the tasting which was the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery right in the city centre. Lili being a resident here knows the city quite well and she took me to a great little diner for a much needed breakfast after my early morning drive before we head to the event. The venue was lovely, however it wasn't as busy as we expected it, hope to have more people there next year.
Second part of SITT was in its usual location in The Lindley Hall in London. This is a great place with a generally good crowd of wine professionals, we had a couple of new customers secured and great feedback for our wines.
Finally at the very end of September Anita, Dino and I went to have a glimpse of Alsace in France. We stayed in a very cosy B&B in the 'wine-capital' of the region, Barr. We had a wonder around the famous Grand Cru appellation of Kirchberg de Barr picked some lusciously sweet grapes from the vines and had dinner at a small local eatery to finish our adventure.
So, the whole team was busy over September, as it was expected and now we can concentrate on Christmas which is approaching rapidly indeed.