I was born in Bordeaux and grew up in a little village near Saint-Emilion, surrounding by vineyards. My mother comes from Saint-Emilion and my father from Médoc. What a singular mix for a French guy working in the wine industry!
My grandfather was a vine grower and, as far back as I can remember, I was drinking wine at home, playing among the vines and picking the grapes to taste. Wine and the culture of wine is in my blood.
Growing up, I had two passions: marketing and strategy on the one hand and wine on the other. I decided to merge them into one and to study strategy at university and wine in parallel.
I became a wine merchant in Saint-Emilion and founded one of the most successful wine consulting companies in France. In 2008 I worked in China for FoxConn, the world’s most important electronics components and iPhone manufacturer, and travelled in China and the Far East.
After some years of travelling, I decided to devote myself to my new passion, wine journalism. In France I write for Gault & Millau, L’Express, Terre de Vins, and V&S News. I’m the founder of Anthocyanes, this website, the first independent wine guide in France.
In 2014, after meeting Jancis Robinson, the world’s most respected wine critic, I started to write for her Purple Pages website. This new adventure allowed me to write in English. Since 2015, I have worked for Decanter and Decanter.com, the world’s best wine magazine.
France is not the centre of the Earth, even for a French wine critic and a native of Bordeaux. But it is my favourite land, my native country, and I’ll try to help you discover it through its wine, its vine growers, its culture.
My aim is not to comment on all French wines. It’s impossible. I’m focused on Bordeaux, my native region, Champagne, the Rhône and parts of Burgundy, as well as other wines from France and Europe.
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