Sep 15, 2023
It just doesn't happen like this. All the headwinds were there. It most likely cannot be repeated, so don't get any bright ideas.
Americans don't just pick up and move to Burgundy, buy land, produce wine, become indoctrinated to the region and leave (to live in Idaho).
It just doesn't happen like that, unless you are Alex Gambal. The path to Burgundy starts in Washington DC while in the real estate sector and frequenting wine shops and tastings.
A seredipitous meeting with known negociant Becky Wasserman and Alex uproots his family, moves to Burgundy, goes to wine school, hangs with some of the best known producers, buys vineyard land and begins making wine. Truly a test of self realization and risk.
Listen through this amazing story and play close attention; ask yourself "could I have done this?"