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Saint-Émilion Wine Trip 2017 in Belgium

During the 2017 Saint-Emilion Wine Trip, the Belgians proved they knew about Merlot. During 2017 Bruxelles Les Bains, the Saint-Emilion winemakers’ vintage truck saw a lot of enthusiasts for their wines. The number 1 is undoubtedly Alain Van Gorp, member of a tasting club.


Leaning on the truck of the Saint-Emilion Wine Trip, Alain Van Gorp says: “I cannot really be objective, it’s a region I love above all”. Member of a tasting club, the Belgian is a great connoisseur of the Saint-Emilion wines. A passion not just lived at a distance. Since 1994, he has been going “as often as possible” to the right bank of Bordeaux. That’s two or three trips a year.

The revelation came after a night spent at a Saint-Emilion winemaker’s: “he made me love the region“. Since then, his trips to Saint-Emilion are as many stories of wine as of friendship:

“I was lucky enough to know Abdou, who was an unmissable personality of Saint-Emilion and who owns the restaurant La Cadène. He arranged for me to meet all the friends he had. After going there a few times, it feels like home. That’s Saint-Emilion”.

Saint-Émilion Wine Trip 2017

Les belges, plus grands amateurs de vins de Saint-Émilion

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