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3 minutes with…Alexander Van Beek, CEO, Château Giscours , 3ème Cru Classé

1. What is your wine mission?

Precision and quest for quality

2. Next big thing in wine?

Deal with global warming

3. Your ‘go to’ glass after a hard day?


4. Music paradise?

The Doors

5. Preferred colour?


6. Favourite film?

This year, Don’t look up

7. Fondest vintage?

2005 and 2010 Bordeaux, 2002 Burgundyg

8. Oak or stainless steel?


9. Best place to eat?

Family table with friends and family

10. Food and wine matching purgatory?


11. Guilty food and wine match?

Red and fish

12. Favourite wine writer (apart from yourself)?

Robert Parker

13. Wine ‘fad’ irritation?

Bad glassware

14. Most delicious cheese?

Aged Dutch

15. Inspiring novel?

Most of John le Carré’s books and The Great Gatsby

16. Damascene wine moment?

Blind tasting in Hong Kong, Château D’Yquem 1813 with great friends

17. Most beautiful vineyard in the world?

Vergelegen, South Africa

18. Ideal last sip?

Port Fonseca 63

19. Next place to visit?

So many

20. Best advice?

Live the moment!



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