I had the honor of sitting down to talk with Aubert de Villaine while he was in Chicago for the 2010 vintage tasting of Domaine de la Romanée Conti.
Our company Tenzing Wine & Spirits in Chicago just became the Illinois Distributor for the Wilson Daniels Portfolio which has been the long time exclusive importer of DRC. The portfolio is full of iconic wines and producers from around the world, with DRC as the crown jewel.
We were very excited to get the chance to sell these wines, even though they sell themselves. Most importantly, to be a partner in sharing the story and integrity of the Domaine.
Aubert does not travel to the US as often as he would like. This year only two cities will welcome him for the vintage relase tastings. We were lucky to welcome him for a day in Chicago before he traveled to New York for other events and La Paulée.
What is truly unique is that even with the high demand for his presence at other events, he took the time to come to the Tenzing offices and taste 4 DRC wines with our sales team ; La Tâche, Romanée-St-Vivant, Corton and Échézeaux, plus two wines from his California project HDV.
I hope you enjoy this brief interview.