23 February 2024 

Inside La Place – In service of the winemaker

Antoine Schvartz Co-founder of Glass Factory Sydonios & General Manager Working at Sydonios since 2018 Gerda: Tell us about you… Antoine Schvartz: I was originally a courtier in La Place de Bordeaux, I took a significant turn in my career to create Sydonios, a young French brand of tasting glasses offering unparalleled oenological precision. This […]

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16 February 2024 

Inside La Place – Bordeaux’s Superb Wines within reach

Sem Beks Head Sommelier Restaurant of Librije Zwolle, The Netherlands Gerda: Can you share with us the origin of your passion for wine? Sem Beks: I come from a hospitality (Horeca) family. Consequently, I ended up attending a hotel school. In the first year, I received lessons about wine, which I found very fascinating. It is […]

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2 February 2024 

Inside La Place – To learn every day

Marc Almert  Chef Sommelier Baur au Lac & Baur au Lac Vins Membre de la direction du Baur au Lac Vins  ASI Meilleur Sommelier du Monde 2019   Marc Almert, originally from Cologne, obtained an International Baccalaureate in English in his hometown. He chose to pursue a career in the hospitality sector by completing a […]

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26 January 2024 

Inside La Place – The Identity of Bordeaux

Romain Iltis Wine Director of Lalique Group Best Sommelier of France 2012 Meilleur Ouvrier of France Sommelier 2015   Romain Iltis began his career at Joseph Storck High School in Guebwiller, then completed his sommelier certification at A. Dumas High School in Illkirch-Graffenstaden. After a successful stint in the kitchens of Alain Ducasse, he hung […]

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19 January 2024 

Inside La Place – Share your passion for the best wines

Mason NG Best Sommelier Asia & Oceania 2022 Director of Park90, Singapore  Personal Presentation   Gerda: Could you please introduce your background and explain how your passion for wine has started? Mason NG: I am originally from Malaysia and was supposed to work in finance after my scholarship. However, things took a different turn. I […]

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8 December 2023 

Inside La Place – Duty to protect

Saskia de Rothschild Presidency of Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Last year I had the pleasure to meet Juliette Couderc at Château L’Evangile, Eric Kohler at Château Duhart-Milon, and Jean de Roquefeuil at Château Rieussec. This time, it’s Saskia de Rothschild who granted me a moment to answer a few questions about viticulture at Château Lafite […]

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1 December 2023 

Inside La Place – “My passion for Tempranillo” 

Victor Urrutia CEO Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana  Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España was founded in 1897 by the brothers Real de Asúa. The company is one of the leading wine companies in Spain and owns close to 800 hectares of vineyards across the best villages and appellations in Spain.   Gerda: Your […]

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23 November 2023 

Inside La Place – “Conviviality is part of my DNA”

Stephen Carrier General Manager Château de Fieuzal Grand Cru Classé de Graves, Pessac Léognan   Gerda: Tell us about you… Stephen Carrier: I am from Champagne, both my parents are vine-growers. Vine has always been part of my life. Initially, it wasn’t always a pleasure to walk through the vine at the age of 6, but […]

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17 November 2023 

Inside La Place – Domäne Serrig: Kabinett & Grosse Lage 2020

Daniel Kiowski Export Director Markus Molitor : Domäne SERRIG, Vogelsang Kabinett 2020 Grosse Lage 2020  Germany   We are pleased to offer two exceptional wines from Germany: DOMÄNE SERRIG, VOGELSANG KABINETT 2020, and GROSSE LAGE 2020 from MARKUS MOLITOR. Markus Molitor is undoubtedly one of the most talented winemakers in Moselle, alongside Egon Müller. In […]

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9 November 2023 

Inside La Place – Farmer & Eco-friendly

Damien Barton Sartorius   Co-manager  Working at the estate since 2015 Château Léoville Barton 2nd Grand Cru Classé, Saint-Julien Château Langoa Barton 3ème Grand Cru Classé, Saint-Julien   Gerda: Tell us about you…  Damien Barton Sartorius: I’m originally from Médoc, I grew up here. I am a farmer, a man of the land. My grandparents took me […]

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