My husband Jacques and my son Guillaume share the same love of wine. This year they are both celebrating milestone birthdays – my husband, his 60th birthday, and our son, his 30th birthday. To mark these special occasions, I wanted to give an original wine-related present, which would enable them to share some good times together.
I chose Gourmet Odyssey not just for creating their own personalised bottles of wine from the year of their special birthdays, but also so that they can follow the making of their wine from beginning to end, and for the chance to visit the winery, meet the winemaker, and learn about winemaking by getting involved in the work.
Jacques loves elegant red wines, so I gave him a vintage from Domaine Chapelle in Burgundy, and for Guillaume, who prefers white wine, I adopted some vines for him at Domaine Stentz-Buecher in Alsace. Each will have their own bottles of wine that they can let the other taste.
And as each day at the winery is valid for two people, I chose a Harvest Experience Day at Domaine Stentz-Buecher so that they can pick the grapes from Guillaume’s vines, and a Vinification Experience Day at Domaine Chapelle so they can discover the secrets of the work in the cellar.
They were both thrilled with the present, and I’m hoping that it will be a gift that they will remember for a long time to come.