Planque’s story begins over 10 years ago, when founder Jonathan Alphandery first began cellaring wine. Born in Paris, Jon’s interest in wine developed during his time spent in Australia through friendships with sommeliers, importers, and restaurateurs, allowing him to begin creating a unique cellar for sought after minimal intervention wines. You can probably see Jon rummaging around the cellar at Planque or entertaining guests and members at Planque events.
Read more in his twelve question case study below.
I have bionic eyes to scan the vintages as I will always look for something with bottle age. I also go through the Champagne section, looking for a good pick. I love to start a meal with bubbles!
It is if it makes my dining companions - and myself - smile.
Something about biodynamics that I can’t remember exactly, but that was fascinating. It’s a topic I love to hear about, especially by people much smarter than me!
I have a crew of like-minded drinkers in Paris and Switzerland I love to share epic bottles with.
I think it would have to be L’Anglore Tavel and some Serge Gainsbourg at sunset in Marseille.
Something fried and salty.
I think my first taste of Overnoy Vin Jaune, given to me by great friend and wine mentor Andrew Guard, was probably up there. But there has been many, I am sure I am forgetting some other ones.
At The Dolphin in Sydney, a pub that did wine very well, for a party where a chef friend cooked.
I like them to be reliable, even though I can take a bit of variation in wine, much less in friends.
Drink what you love with some food you love, no need for fussy pairings or things like that.
Absolutely! Don’t overthink it, if it feels good, it’s probably right.
What about some Champagne from Emmanuel Brochet, maybe Les Hauts Chardonnays? I love his wines!
Starting from this summer our opening times are changing. From Tuesday 1st August onwards, our restaurant will be open for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday, and for lunch on Saturday as usual.
Our last day open before the holidays is Saturday 5th August. We will be back as usual from Tuesday 15th August.