JULIEN YUNG MAMEAUX, CEO OF THE EXPERIENCE COMPANY, TAKES US BEHIND THE SCENES OF CALIFORNIAN WINES.   Two months ago Napa Valley woke up in the aftermath of the ‘small’ one, an earthquake that damaged many wineries and their stocks. It is time to pay tribute to the estates and characters that turned the American wine dream into reality, and California as a must-visit wine destination.     A MATTER OF NUMBERS   Rarely one plus one equals one. When Baron Rothschild (Mouton Rothschild) and Robert Mondavi joined forces in 1980, it was to create the single Bordeaux-style blend Opus ... Read More »


SIPPING LIQUEURS: after-dinner drinks start with a digestif. Julien Yung Mameaux, CEO and Founder of The Experience Company (, a luxury wine & spirits, travel and events concierge, unstops some of his favourites. What digestif makes a good gift for mum (special occasions like this)? What type of glass should we drink sweet dessert wine from? Can you recommend a liqueur digestif that’s not too sweet? What digestif is best after a Chinese banquet (find out more on business events)? What cognac would you recommend for novice drinkers? Do digestifs really aid digestion? What are the most notable regions for ... Read More »


Wine lovers’ pilgrimages (like these ones) are often to Bordeaux in the southwest of France. But the region of Bourgogne (French for Burgundy), between Paris and Lyon, has a lot to offer to those who enjoy great Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as well as delectable food and a genuine, country-style art-de-vivre. Here is what to look for this coming autumn. Burgundy native Julien Yung Mameaux, wine expert and founder of the Experience Company, tells us how best to enjoy the region. Wine Drinking Thrills If there is one road to follow in Bourgogne, it is the Route des Grands Crus. ... Read More »


Few territories call for fairytales, historical turnarounds and great wines at the same time. Nested in the Eastern part of France between the country’s Vosges mountain range and the Black Forest of Germany, the region of Alsace has many a story to tell. Recently, wineries of Alsace have been featuring the majestic stork bird in their communication – not without any reason: a symbol of fertility in Alsace, it is storks which deliver babies to the Alsatian ladies that have previously laid a few pieces of sugar by the windows of their houses in the hope of having a baby ... Read More »

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