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3 minutes with…Jean Soubeyrand, CEO at Olivier Leflaive and Champagne Valentin Leflaive

1. What is your wine mission?

....making great wine, making great wine, making great wine !!!

2. Next big thing in wine?

Climate change…

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

Sab’s Gin (Burgundy) & tonic water

4. Music paradise?

Led Zep, Stairway to heaven

5. Preferred colour?

Leflaive Yellow

6. Favourite film?

“Ce qui nous lie” (Back to Burgundy) Cédric Klapisch

7. Fondest vintage?


8. Oak or stainless steel?

French Oak, if you know how to use it and why!

9. Best place to eat?

Italy – Verona - Casa Giancarlo Perbellini (2*)

10. Food and wine matching purgatory?

Roquefort with Rivesaltes Ambré Cazes 1961 and to finish the bottle with chocolate fondant!!

11. Guilty food and wine match?

Old fat cheese with Champagne Pierre Peters Blanc de Blancs

12. Favourite wine writer (apart from yourself)?

Jasper Morris MW

13. Wine ‘fad’ irritation?


14. Most delicious cheese?

Too hard question ! Abbaye de Citeaux

15. Inspiring novel?


16. Damascene wine moment?

When Olivier proposed me to join the family estate drinking a Chevalier 1992 in magnum…

17. Most beautiful vineyard in the world?

Barolo - Barbaresco

18. Ideal last sip?

Yellow Chartreuse Tarragone

19. Next place to visit?


20. Best advice?

Blind tasting bottles from anywhere



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