Well, the end of 2008 is closing in on us and I am pushing to get more things checked off the list for the project. We’ve been busy getting passports in order for our five month old daughter, registering the company with the CFE in France, and setting up visas. It’s really the To Do List from Hell. And really, the funny thing about dreams is that they may or may not come with instructions. Suffice to say, there is a great deal of work on my desk (edit: bedside night stand, kitchen table, passenger car seat).
Who would have thought that setting up a company in a foreign country would be so involved (tongue placed firmly in cheek)? There are so many decisions to be made, so many phone calls and middle men. Yet, with each call, each person that balks at my toddler level French skills, and each check next to a task I am just that much closer to my goal. A few friends in Burgundy have been of great help passing me along to other negociants and courtier en vins(grape and wine brokers) that are generous with advice in obtaining fruit sources locally. Currently we’re in the process of setting up a few appointments to visit some vineyards when I visit in February. It’ll be one more detail to check off and one more inch closer to making wine in Burgundy. Here’s to a great 2009 for everyone out there!