December 9, 2012
The Guys Who Taught Me About Wine


That’s me with Jean-Pierre de Smet and Olivier Leriche. I worked with them at the Domaine de l’Arlot in Nuits St Georges from 2002 to 2004.    I had ran into them unexpectedly on a visit to DRC last January.  It was a beautiful surprise. Jean-Pierre is on the left.  Charming and smooth talking alpha male.  We had a lot of great wine together.  Had my first Musigny and Vin Jaune with him.  Olivier is on the right.  Smart and sweet guy.  He just left Burgundy and bought a domaine in the Ardeche.  Domaine des Accoles.  We always had fun working in the vineyards together.  I’d always screw up and make some sort of mistake and he would tell me that I should own my own domaine and call it Domaine de Maladroit.

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