|Guy Bremond Master Sommelier (on the right) and the chef Jean-Claude Altmayer (on the left)|
We traveled in the top wine kingdom of the world precisely in Chateauneuf du Pape, France. There we met the master sommelier Guy Bremond and his chef Jean-Claude Altmayer of la Cave-Saint-Charles. We wanted to try their concept that they successfully exported in USA.
Basically, if you travel to France, you can book and go here having a wonderful wine tasting and even trying a culinary gourmet experience at the chef's table. But if you can't travel, well they can come to your house and do it there! Yes you can, just go on their website and you can book in advance the event for you and your friends.
Guy Bremond restored this beautiful and ancient cellar dated since the Templars age. It was part of the castle over it and now, after eight years of hard work of restoration, it is again a wonderful place where you can sip several wines from the area and fully understanding with his deep knowledge and explanations.
He selected several wines of his choice from the most interesting vineyards of the area and he served each one of them with a special decanter that he personally invented. It's like a huge glass that can be swirled before to pour the precious nectar in your tasting glass. All it happens in front of you meanwhile a relaxing candle light gives a fairy atmosphere and you can also feel the history that is still living in those aged walls.
Guy is really a passionate connoisseur and, although we had a lot of worldwide experiences with others like him, we have to admit that he proposes the wines as a painter would drawn his masterpiece; in other words he is a true sommelier artist.
Mr.Bremond lives into the up floors where he builded his own home nestled right into the wall of the chateau and with a view of the river Rhone valley.