Dry Extract Interview: Laurent Paré, Cellier des Dauphins, Rhône Valley, France

Laurent Paré of Cellier des Dauphins, Rhône Valley, France 

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Laurent-Paré

Laurent Paré of Cellier des Dauphins, Rhône Valley, France 

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Laurent Paré is the director of Cellier des Dauphins in the Rhône Valley, France. He is responsible for the winemaking and blending of 40 million bottles. After graduating from the University of Toulouse with an oenology degree, he gained over 17 years of international experience in the wine and spirits industry with stints in Marlborough, New Zealand, Clare Valley, Australia, California, and Mendoza in Argentina

The best advice I ever got

Travel the world.

My life motto

In wine I trust.

I am currently reading

Homo Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari.

My most played music track

Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen.

If I didn’t do my current job I would be

No idea.

Skill I don’t currently possess but would like to have 

Playing guitar.

My favourite kind of exercise

Biking.

I relax while

I am gardening, taking care of flowers and trees.

I collect

Comic books.

My essential newspaper/magazine

Courrier International.

My desert-island wine

Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône white.

I have learnt a lot from

A former colleague from Canada.

My last meal and sip will be

Confit de canard and French fries with a glass of Hermitage red.

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