Dry Extract Interview: Séverine Schlumberger of Domaines Schlumberger, Alsace, France

Séverine Schlumberger of Domaines Schlumberger, Alsace, France

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Séverine Schlumberger of Domaines Schlumberger, Alsace, France

© Domaines Schlumberger

Together with her brother Thomas, Séverine is the seventh generation in charge of Domaines Schlumberger. Her father, Eric Beydon-Schlumberger, passed the torch to Séverine and her uncle in 2001 when she was just 27. Prior to that, Séverine studied law at university in Strasbourg before working in London for two years as a receptionist and then going on to run a successful restaurant in rural Oxfordshire.

The best advice I ever got

You recognise a top winery by their entry level wines. If the entry level is good, it might be a good winery. This is why we take extra care of our entry level wines such as Pinot Blanc.

My life motto

There is always a solution!

I am currently reading

My grandmother’s book about the family to remind me of anecdotes from the estate.

My most played music track

My daughter made it for me.

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

Working no matter where, ideally on a farm.

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

Finance skills and numbers in general. Figures don’t work well for me.

My favourite kind of exercise

Walking with my dog.

I relax while

The kids are in bed and I can read a good book.

I collect

I'm not a collector.

My essential newspaper/magazine

The local newspaper.

My desert-island wine

Châteauneuf-du-Pape white.

I have learnt a lot from

My father, Eric.

My last meal and sip will be

Cheese and Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kessler.

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