The other day I was at the OIV, the International Organisation for Vine and Wine, to attend their press conference on the status of the wine economy in the world (follow the link for the article I wrote about it). It was an interesting presentation, as always, and always interesting to see what people conclude from it. My headline was essentially “2015 was a stable year, not much surprise”. I have seen two other articles, one which said something like “the wine world emits a sigh of relief, wine consumption in china is up again” and another one with “France is still the biggest wine exporter”. How different one can see things.
But maybe the most exciting thing (OK, I exaggerate) was that I happened to glance into the OIV library. There on a shelf I see our book Vinlandet Frankrike (France the Country of Wine) prominently displayed. I should perhaps not have been too surprised. We did, after all, win the OIV literary prize last year.
But it still made me feel very proud and honoured to be there on a shelf, behind glass, together with many prominent authors and outstanding wine books. Here’s the picture I took in the library. 🙂
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