Sébastien Burel was so much fun to have in the studio this month to share his thoughts and observations on how technology is changing the world of wine and talk about his popup wine shop events and his application that makes it possible: Fermynt.
Sébastien is 50 years old (but doesn’t look it!) and was born in Montréal, Québec and adopted by French Breton family. He was educated in France (Bretagne and Paris : History BA). his first career was in photo reportage (Magnum Photos ) and Television (First Assistant, mostly on documentaries for Canal +).
His passion for wine – especially organic and natural wines – led to a move to Burgundy in 2001 for a degree in viticulture and winemaking and he has been involved with wine making in various places like France or South AFrica. He’s worked various wine related jobs such as at Galeries Lafayettes or as an importer in Moscow.
He has three years in the Masters of Wine program and a master’s degree in European Affairs from SciencesPo Paris, is a consultant (Millésime Bio, Vinisud)
The technology salon mentioned on the show was VivaTech.
The wine technology Sébastien referenced was the Coravin.
Cocktail of the Month: Gin & Tonic
When Sébastien isn’t drinking wine, he recommends a Gin & Tonic. It’s easy, crisp and refreshing.
Fill collins glass or balloon wine glass with lots of ice.
Pour in about 60 ml of your favorite gin
Top with tonic of your choice
Drop in a lemon or lime slice for garnish
For all it’s simplicity, the G&T is a cocktail that allows for all kinds of variation in flavor depending on the gin, tonic and garnish used as well as the proportion of alcohol to tonic. Play around with the recipe to find your favorite!
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World Radio Paris for editing and production
Emily Dilling of Paris Paysanne for show notes and web assistance
Son Little for the music we use
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