Regarding new apps that make our lives easier, most people are open to trying new things. However, when it comes to food and drink, we are much more reluctant. Using an app to order a product, buy a plane ticket, or send mom a birthday gift is no big deal, [...]
Best known for its powerhouse Champagne and Cognac brands, Moët Hennessy is putting new energy behind its Estates & Wines unit, which includes the globally-produced Chandon sparkling wine label, as well as Napa Valley’s Newton Vineyard, New Zealand’s Cloudy Bay, Australia’s Cape Mentelle, Spain’s Numanthia and Argentina’s Terrazas de los Andes and Cheval des Andes.
Gérard Bertrand is none of these things. He’s watchful, attentive, graceful, almost feline (panther rather than tabby). Very good on detail, very penetrating; alert to the reactions and responses of others. Doubtless demanding: I could see him grinding problems and challenges into oblivion, via emails dispatched in the small hours from distant hotel rooms.
It was a moment of validation for Oregon wine in 1987 when Robert Drouhin, patriarch of the Beaune-based négociant firm, bought land for a vineyard in Willamette Valley. Over the years Domaine Drouhin Oregon's wines, made by his daughter Véronique Drouhin-Boss, earned a reputation for finesse and consistency.