I’m going to be posting a lot more footage from the International Grenache Symposium in the days that follow, but I wanted to give you a taste of the effects the Symposium had on some of its attendees.
Shortly after the Symposium’s closing remarks, Robert Joseph (who was an active panelist this weekend) was moderating a Sud de France Export round table discussion on innovation in the Languedoc-Roussillon. And when John Bojanowski of Clos du Gravillas talked about breathing life into neglected varietals like Carignan, Robert Joseph was quick to apply some of the Symposium’s lessons.
I think this is really cool because it shows that the discussions at the Grenache Symposium weren’t just for show. They put ideas in the air that we will take with us for a long time and apply to all sorts of obstacles.
More to follow! Lots of videos from the Grenache Symposium and this Sud de France round table (including the rest of Bojanowski’s presentation)