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3 minutes with…Emeline Borie, Co-owner of Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

1. What is your wine mission?

I am a kind of Brand Ambassador for our family wines!

2. Next big thing in wine?

The harvest of the 2020 in a strange ambience due to the Covid!

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

In summer definitely, a glass of Rosé form Provence! And a glass of Champagne is always great!

4. Music paradise?

I saw Bohemian Rhapsody during one of my flight earlier this year (when it was still easy to travel!) and I discovered more about Queens and they have really good songs.

5. Preferred colour?

Pink & Red!!

6. Favourite film?

I don’t have a special one, a good romantic comedy is perfect!

7. Fondest vintage?

1982! An amazing vintage in Bordeaux and especially at GPL because it is my birth year so it had to be wonderful!!

8. Oak or stainless steel?

We do the fermentation in stainless steel and the ageing in oak barrel! So both!!

9. Best place to eat?

Vietnam for sure!

10. Food and wine matching purgatory?

None! If the food the wine are good and you have a nice company, everything will match!

11. Guilty food and wine match?

An old GPL like a 1982 or 1990 with dark chocolate!!

12. Favourite wine writer (apart from yourself)?

Except the wine journalists to see their En Primeurs comments, I prefer to read stuff without any link with the wine!!

13. Wine ‘fad’ irritation?

“Natural wine”!! It is the new fashion all over the world.

I remember in Hong Kong some friends took me in a small wine bar where they are serving almost only natural wines. It was just before taking off to go back to France, interesting experience! Still wine or suppose to be still were bubbly!!

14. Most delicious cheese?

I don’t eat cheese! 😉

15. Inspiring novel?

Because I use to spend many hours in aircraft I am reading a lot of different books so I don’t have a specific inspiring one. My books selection goes from the thriller which can be pretty dark to romantic stories!! Very eclectic!!

16. Damascene wine moment?

Hard to find the exact moment! I am born and a grew up in our vineyard! But it is probably the harvest when I was a kid and also the chance to taste wines from a very young age! My grandfather thought that it was important to educate our palate so when we were around 6-8 years old he was giving us a glass of water with a few drops of wine and when we grew up the proportion between water and wine changes and at the end it was only wine!!

17. Most beautiful vineyard in the world?

Pauillac of course!! 😉 In reality I visited many wine region during my OIV MSc and I think that all the wine region are beautiful but very different from each other.

18. Ideal last sip?

An old red Bordeaux (from the left bank!!) or an old Sauternes!

19. Next place to visit?

I would love to come back in South America, but I don’t think I will be able to travel for a while unfortunately!

20. Best advice?

Enjoy your life and drink good wines!



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