Minister speaks, bridge floats – Vinexpo kicks off

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This morning was the official opening of the show. Two French cabinet ministers were in attendance. Or make that one, actually, since Alain Jupee did not win yesterday in his campaign for parliament, and thus resigned his ministerial post.

Above is Agriculture Minister Christine Lagarde. In the tradition of French politicians, she has to go and talk to the farmers, in this case, winemakers. I didn’t see her taste anything. But she did hold up a bottle of Burgundy admiringly.

Roundup:

1. The Moldovans are here!

2. They need more sandwiches–lines 20 mins long.

3. Still have not made it to Hall 3 yet. In fact, have not made it to the second half kilometer of Hall 1 yet.

4. The $500,000 pontoon bridge is hot.

More soon!

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4 Responses to “Minister speaks, bridge floats – Vinexpo kicks off”


  1. Is it me, or does the minister look like the Church Lady?



  2. Ok, the image isn’t posting, for whatever reason. My ha-ha’s being foiled by technology!

    Here’s the source, via Google:
    http://www.christreformed.org/about/churchlady1.jpg


  3. haha

    Ans her tenure as Minster of Agriculture was, in fact, brief!

    She just got promoted to Finance Minister. Looking back, she’ll no doubt savor those moments at Vinexpo as Ag Min.


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