Wine – The only question that matters

In an interview with the French publication “Le Figaro”, legendary 84 year old French chef Paul Bocuse (owner of luxury restaurant l’Auberge du Pont de Collonges, near Lyon) made a couple of interesting comments that I wholeheartedly agree with.

When asked

“Are there things which irritate you when in a restaurant?”

Bocuse answers

“Yes. When I order a chicken, I do not need to hear about the grandfather of the chicken from the Maître D’. The same goes for the sommeliers. The only worthwhile question is: “Is it good?”, or “Did you enjoyed drinking it?”. The rest, poof. I like identifiable plates. If it needs a lengthy explanation, it does not interest me.”

At the end of the day, you liked the wine or you didn’t. It’s really just that simple.

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