Everything has been said about wine, but not by me. The world of wine is amazing and so vast and is made of fascinating people.
Read Between the Wines is a podcast about wine, but more about the people who made this world so unique. Winemakers, sommeliers, wine critics and more.
I want to share with you my passion about wine, about the people and their beloved terroir.
I don’t know why, but it’s always important for me to establish that I am not a wine expert. I have too much respect for the sommeliers and winemakers of this world to use a “fake label”. Passionate about wine? You bet. I’ve been drinking and reading and talking about wine for over 30 years. Wine is obviously a very important piece of my life.
I love wine and I love food, but it’s the story behind it that captivated me for so long – the winemakers, the sommeliers, the collectors, the wine lovers always have great stories to share… and this is the reason behind this Podcast project.
Born & raised in Quebec City, Canada, I was raised in a home where food and wine was not only important, but a simple lifestyle. French influence was predominant.
I spent my career in business – talking to people about business, about results, about numbers – wine brings the best out of people – maybe for obvious reasons, but people are always passionate about their favourite wines.
My goal is to share great stories – learn and share this knowledge with you. Wine should be fun & accessible to everyone. I hope you will enjoy my journey and my Podcast.
I love wines that taste somewhere, not something - so, yes, I am fascinated and passionate about terroir. And Niagara expressed its unique terroir so eloquently with their Chardonnay, Riesling and Cabernet Franc. I also love Burgundy, Rhône and I believe Languedoc offer tremendous value. Maybe because I'm Canadian, I choose cool climate wine varietals over anything else so frequently. Let's not forget Champagne and sparkling wine - the most civilized and versatile wine ever made...
The theme remains the same - i'm all for food that taste somewhere; the unique flavour of specific region, specific culture: Cassoulet from the South of France, Bouillabaisse from Marseille, Pizza from Naples, Italy, Tartiflette from the Savoie region, Seabass from Greece, Ribeye from Argentina, rack of lamb from New Zealand and I can go on and on…
As for cheeses, goat cheeses from Loire Valley such as Pouligny St-Pierre, Sainte-Maure de Touraine and Valençay are on top of my list. Also, Comté, Crémeux de Jura, Bleu des Basques, Mimolette, aged Vieux Bruges and so much more... as long as I can taste the terroir, not the factory.