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The wine that broke me

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A couple of years ago, I asked a good friend what was new and cool in the French wine scene. He is one of those guys with the unusual combination of dark black hair and a reddish orange beard, so my brain conjured up the nickname Velour Rouge –it means “red velvet”. M. Rouge mentioned a friend he has in Paris, Nico, who sells wine for some great estates and usually has his finger on the pulse of what goes on there. Nico is a superstar sommelier in France and is connected at all the best Michelin starred restaurants in Paris.

Nico mentioned a couple of wineries but stressed one in particular Continue reading