Springtime in London and Napa

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This week I’ve been on the first leg of an international sales trip which began earlier in the week in the beautiful city of London. I’ve been all over, presenting Robert Mondavi Winery wines to trade and media this week but in between I’ve made the most of my small amounts of down time to see the sights of the city. I’m joined on this part of the trip by esteemed Zinfandel winemaker, Joel Peterson, who is pictured with me above in one of the beautiful gardens of London. Spring has a firm hold on the city and not only is it mild weather, the spring flowers

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My inner plant nerd was loving the flowers and some of of the trees that were not budded out yet were still very impressive like this European Beech (Fagus syilvatica)

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On my way out of Napa there were signs of the new vintage as I spotted the first bud break in To Kalon vineyard in the N2 block, another sign that spring and vintage 2014 is upon us.

Now I’m saying goodbye to London and hopping a quick flight to Dusseldorf, Germany to attend Prowein, which I will have an update on next week.

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