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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 »

A WHO’S WHO OF AUSTRALIAN WINE

      Whether you drink Chardonnay, Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon – the country’s top three varietals – or rarer grapes like Riesling or Grenache, it is key to understand the value and character of Australian wine. It is now two centuries since the first vineyards were established, and the country’s winemakers – even the big brands that have become household names – have a history all of their own. THE STORY BEHIND THE LABELS Arguably the most famous winemaker in Australia Read More »

EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS

“Why experiential travel is becoming the hottest trend and how it can broaden your horizons”, Jetsetter Magazine interviews The Experience Company CEO Julien Yung Mameaux. Why are are wine, whisky, golf, and wellness compelling travel motivations? What is so exceptional about winery spas? What are some of the truly exceptional offers that travelers can get from The Experience Company? Read More »

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