Digital Evolution in Wine

52 Martinis Paris Cocktail Talk

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) 

Find out more about him on the Fermynt website or FaceBook page. Instagram and Twitter.

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.

G&T recipe

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!

If you’re looking for more cocktail and drinks talk between shows, head to our site, www.52martinis.com and if you’d like to carry me around in your pocket, download our iOS app, Paris Cocktails

As always, thank you to today’s guest and you listeners for tuning in our downloading.  

Additional thanks to:

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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Cocktail Expert Forest Collins is the creator of 52martinis, an online guide to the best cocktail bars in Paris and other small batch spirits news from France. We've also recently launched an app so you can keep all that bar info in your pocket!