Dry Extract Interview: Tommy Grimshaw of Langham Wine Estate, Dorset, England
Tommy Grimshaw of Langham Wine Estate, England.
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The best advice I ever got
My life motto
I am currently reading
Champagne by Peter Liem.
My most played music track
I am almost always listening to music of all kinds but the two songs that have stuck with me since I was a kid are Rebel Rebel by David Bowie and You Really Got Me by The Kinks.
If I didn’t do my current job I would be
A pilot or a chef. I love flying but cooking is a real passion of mine.
Skill I don’t currently possess but would like to have
My favourite kind of exercise
I relax while
My essential newspaper/magazine
My desert-island wine
I have learnt a lot from
Duncan Schwab (head winemaker at Sharpham in South Devon). There are many people in my life that have supported me and taught me a lot but Duncan opened the door to the wine industry for me after I dropped out of school and during the six years that I worked for him, he not only taught me to make wine but he really inspired me.
My last meal and sip will be
If it was now, I’d opt for a nice seafood platter from one of the many beach hut cafés in Devon or Cornwall with a grower Champagne. I would probably choose Experience by Agrapart again but to mix things up, I’ll say Roses de Jeanne, La Haute Lemblé by Cédric Bouchard. However, I’d like to live long enough that my last meal and sip will probably be something puréed and a tepid cup of tea.
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