Edouard Baijot must be one the bravest Frenchman to ever pass the Master of Wine exam! Why? Because when he joined the wine trade in 2002 he began as a sales rep in the north of France selling Californian wines for E&J Gallo – to the French! This from someone born in Vertus in the Champagne district.
Edouard has since passed the rigorous Master of Wine examination and seventeen years after joining E&J Gallo is now Director of Fine Wine for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Asia). This is a great story that proves beyond doubt that the wine trade is not a closed shop and that ‘Fine Wine’ should not (and perhaps does not) imply wine snobbery.
E&J Gallo owns some of the finest vineyards in California, employs some of the finest winemaking talent and, in turn, makes some of the finest wines made anywhere. After all that takes place the wines are entrusted to Edouard’s expertise to tell their stories and to explain their magic to the rest of us.
This is what this podcast does. This is Edouard Baijot’s story and these are the exceptional wines from E&J Gallo. Enjoy.
This is Episode 3 of our six part podcast series from the premium vineyards within the E&J Gallo portfolio. Episode 1 featured the wonderful Beth Liston of Dark Horse Vineyards and Winery. Episode 2 followed up with the legend that is Jim Collins – Vice President for Vineyard Management at E& J Gallo.