9 May, 2022

My wine cellar is in France, at the Loire, where I prefer to drink wine, generally. Clement gave me the idea to ask Thomas. And now I have a wine cellar. Or rather: some sort of a compartment, in a wine cellar. In Thomas’s wine cellar. Day in, day out, 365 days a year, the temperature is even: eleven degrees Celsius. Perfect conditions for wine (as a wine hates nothing more than changes in temperature). And there is enough space, too!

The first two bottles in my wine cellar! From right to left: Domaine Clos de Rouge Gorge »Jeunes Vignes« (2020), Alexandre Giquel »Gallus« (2019 – I think, I don't have the bottle with me at this time of writing). In both cases, Jérôme, the co-owner of Amicalement vin, advised me to keep these two bottles and not drink them immediately, something I've never done before. I only buy the bottles that I want to drink – immediately or, okay, ›soon‹. So, he said »for a few years« (in Fhal's case) and, in Giquel's case, »at least until Christmas, to have it with scallops«. I wrote the date of purchase on the front label. Is that a good idea? I need to ask Thomas

The first two bottles in my wine cellar! From right to left: Domaine Clos de Rouge Gorge »Jeunes Vignes« (2020), Alexandre Giquel »Gallus« (2019 – I think, I don't have the bottle with me at this time of writing). In both cases, Jérôme, the co-owner of Amicalement vin, advised me to keep these two bottles and not drink them immediately, something I've never done before. I only buy the bottles that I want to drink – immediately or, okay, ›soon‹. So, he said »for a few years« (in Fhal's case) and, in Giquel's case, »at least until Christmas, to have it with scallops«. I wrote the date of purchase on the front label. Is that a good idea? I need to ask Thomas