Meet the Winemaker (Episode 34): Michel Rolland, The Rolland Collection
Debra catches up with Michel Rolland at Hong Kong’s Vinexpo in May. Rolland, an influential oenologist based in Bordeaux, owns several wineries in the famed French wine region, along with a handful of joint partnerships around the world. He consults for over 100 wineries (or in excess of 600 labels) in over a dozen countries, which requires him to taste up to 40,000 samples per year. The wine celebrity discusses how he manages this monumental task, along with his feelings on the much-lauded 2009 vintage, other past great vintages, and more.