Dry Extract Interview: Ludivine Griveau of Domaine des Hospices de Beaune, Burgundy, France

 Ludivine Griveau of Domaine des Hospices de Beaune, Burgundy, France

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 Ludivine Griveau of Domaine des Hospices de Beaune, Burgundy, France

 Ludivine Griveau of Domaine des Hospices de Beaune, Burgundy, France

© photo provided

Ludivine Griveau is the first female wine director in the 474-year-history of the Domaine des Hospices de Beaune, Burgundy, France. An oenology graduate of the University of Dijon, Griveau has spent her working life in Burgundy. She is a real breath of fresh air at this ancient charitable foundation and makes the wines that are auctioned each year for charity.

The best advice I ever got

"Il faut penser à prendre le temps de répondre à tes besoins" "You have to think about taking time to meet your needs"

My life motto

From my parents: "Go ahead, the windscreen will always be bigger than the side mirror". 

I am currently reading

L'Enigme de la Chambre 622 by Joel Dicker 

My most played music track

Une Soeur de Grand Corps Malade – dedicated to my two sisters, Nathalie and Amélie, I love you two for ever. 

and

Talkin' Bout a Revolution by Tracy Chapman 

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

An osteopath? Who knows? 

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

Sleeping

My favourite kind of exercise

Dancing

I relax while

I am on holidays with my family.

I collect

Shoes! Crazy about them!

My essential newspaper/magazine

Le Figaro

My desert-island wine

Corton

I have learnt a lot from

My enemies

My last meal and sip will be

Osso Bucco from Maman with a Corton Renardes.