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HOLE IN WINE

WINE CONNOISSEUR & PASSIONATE GOLFER, JULIEN YUNG MAMEAUX TELLS WHERE TO TRAVEL IN 2015 FOR THE 18TH AND 19TH HOLES.   SOUTHEAST FRANCE   Fans of Victor Dubuisson know that the French champion started playing in the French Riviera by the Mediterranean sea. From Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon to Cannes, Saint-Tropez or Monaco, plenty of courses can be enjoyed throughout the year, like Domaine de Terre Blanche golf & spa -where Raphael Jacquelin trains-, or Golf de l’Esterel with spectacular holes designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior. They are nearby the Chateauneuf-du-Pape wine area (more on this here) -Raymond Usseglio Cuvee Imperiale ... Read More »

GOOD MORNING AMERICA

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 »

EXPERIENCE BOURGOGNE

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 »

BORDEAUX – THE MIGHTY WON’T FALL

As France’s most famous wine region faces challenging times, its chateaux are behaving like true leaders, reports Julien Yung Mameaux. Bordeaux wine prices are adjusting – for the better. Culminating on decades of nearly immaculate reputation, two vintages broke records when wine critic Robert Parker Jr. gave perfect 100-points ratings to fifteen chateaux in 2009 and ten in 2010; prices jumped by 20 per cent and 12 per cent respectively. But as the world caught the Bordeaux fever, a tough era was ushered with the 2011 and 2012 vintages, performing below expectations. With stock piling up and a demanding client ... Read More »

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