Last May, Sarah Maddox, co-founder of UK’s first wine bar dedicated to orange and skin contact wines, joined us at Planque to talk about amphora aged wines.
Sarah shared with us some of today’s most interesting cuvée from growers across Europe and Georgia.
After the event, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to learn more about Sarah’s most memorable bottles.
Here is the interview.
I usually cast an eye over the skin contact section to see if they are pouring something I’ve never tried. Quickly followed by looking for a Puligny Montrachet premier cru!
When it smells almost too good to drink! And then it’s a battle to drink it slow enough to appreciate but fast enough so you don’t miss out on another glass! The smell of the best wines I have ever consumed live rent free in my mind.
Oh boy I have heard so many fascinating tales over lunch. My favourite stories are usually about amazing dining experiences, when you can feel the passion and joy from the story teller.
With friends, I know a lot of wine enthusiasts who love so many different wines, it is always really interesting to join them in tasting their favourites, and learning what brings them joy.
Puligny Montrachet premier cru, in the front garden at my house in the Poitou-Charantes, with Solange - Binz on repeat.
This scene has played out before, and I am now banned from playing this song.
A dozen or two Gillardeau oysters sourced fresh from the local market.
Most memorable wine consumed recently was Aragonite from Julian Guillot!
This past June I took a trip to Sète in Southern France to celebrate a dear friend who is getting married. We shared a magnum of Aragonite on the beach, with a gorgeous spread of fresh mangoes, nectarines, strawberries and watermelons that we purchased from the market. It was a truly remarkable day.
Don’t start too early! unless its champagne and caviar in the shower on Christmas morning! Jokes aside, I think it’s all about enjoyment, the moment and the company. Don’t get too caught-up in what you know and don’t know about wine, just enjoy it!
I always look for moments of happiness and pleasure. Life is too short to have a bad day
Antoine Petitprez does these insane Altesse wines from the Savoie, let’s open Turbulence next.
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.