Wonderful drug dealers (from the archives)
by My French Heaven
Yes I must admit, most of my ancestors, friends and family member have, do and will sell drugs. The good kind though! The delicious kind! The LEGAL kind :0).
Two of my favorite French Sopranos are my Nephew Pierre and our long time family friend Phillipe Durand-Teyssier.
Pierre took over our family business a few years back. My Grandfather and his wife (picture below) created it in the early 1900s but focused at the time on the French market.
A century later, Pierre only does exports. The name of the company went from “The Gabart-Laval Wine Company” to “Gabart-Laval Export” and Pierre has made us all very proud by saving our beloved family business. I will write more extensively about this part of our family history in future posts.
As for Phillipe, he owns Château Viaud Lalande in the Lalande de Pomerol appellation. It is a very small property (about two football fields). The production is therefore very limited and this “boutique” château has become a gem in the eyes of the true connoisseurs. This wine is only available through Pierre for wine importers only. I took the liberty to list the stores that may have some bottles left at the end of this post.
So here is our favorite drug dealer in his lovely little vineyard:
So here are the stores you may be able to find Château Viaud Lalande:
- Wine Time – Lisbonne Portugal
- Vinos Yamazaki (N°1 du saké au Japan) – Tokyo
- Highbury Vintners – London
- Eton Vintners – Windsor
- Chapeau Wines – Dublin
- Premium Wines – Bresil
- Vinitrad – Belgium
- Shanghai Master World Wines – Shanghai
- Fraser – Chengdu – China
- MS Praha – Prague
- Quantock Abbey Wines Cellars – Yeovil – England
- Ningbo Chengyun – Ningbo China
- Van Erp Wines – Netherlands
- JC Wines – Canton China
- Vin Unique – Netherlands