Ile de Bendor

2800 bottles of spirits on the wall, 2800 bottles of spirits...

My working visit to the EUVS on the Ile de Bendor is coming to an end and after 16 days it is with mixed feelings that I will be departing. If I never see that cube again, I will die a happy man and I will be happy to wake up tomorrow knowing that I wont have to lift anymore large boxes packed with bottles. That being said it has been an amazing experience and my respect for this project is immense.

broken backs, bottles and display cases...

don't panic, I haven't managed to destroy the museum (yet) although there have been some interesting moments over the last couple of days!


If you are into spirits... and as it happens I am!

So I have been offered this wonderful opportunity to spend some time on Patrick Ricard's island (one of them... what can I say?) and do some work at the EUVS (Exposition Universelle des Vins et Spiritueux) or the booze museum if we were to use layman's terms, and after a not uncomfortable journey, (thanks to Myles booking us in first class all the way) I am here in the sunny south of France getting a taste for what this place has to offer.