Jacques Lardière – the final days


On the day that Louis Jadot is presenting its 2011s in London, without their famous wnemaker, Purple Pager and Burgundy resident Gareth Skidmore describes two very different shared moments in the last week before Jacques Lardière retired from Louis Jadot.

Yes, Jacques Lardière has finally etired after 42 years of loyal service to Maison Louis Jadot in Beaune, ending his career as deputy general manager to Pierre-Henry Gagey and as committed, passionate winemaker for Jadot, to the last.

During Jacques' last week of active service, I had the pleasure of accompanying him – just the two of us – on...