Wine & Spirits Interviews

By Sophie Gayot

Browse through GAYOT’s exclusive interviews with the top sommeliers, winemakers and experts in the wine and spirits industries.


Bern’s Steak Houserestaurant with an impressive wine list
Laura Catena, about her book “Gold in the Vineyards
Alexis Cornu, Winemaker at Châteaux et Vignobles de Provence
Alison Crary, red winemaker at Sterling Vineyards
Eric Espuny, sommelier and general manager at (now closed) The Royce
Dana Farner, (former) beverage director at CUT
Richard Geoffroy, Chef de Cave at Dom Pérignon
Fabrice Jarry, sommelier at Hotel Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort
Eric Lumley, sommelier at (now closed) Carnevino
Michael McCarty, owner of Michael’s Santa Monica and Michael’s New York
James Moises, owner of Moises Wines
Margrit Mondavi, wife of late Napa Valley vintner Robert Mondavi
John Munch, winemaker
Francis Ford Coppola, owner of Rubicon Estate
Christophe Lambert & Eric Beaumard
Tim Hanni, Master of Wine
Judy Jordan, winemaker at J Vineyards & Winery
Scott Rich, winemaker at Moraga Bel Air
Alexis Vaernewyck, sales manager Champagne Esterlin


Augustin DepardonLouis XIII Global Marketing Director. House of Rémy Martin’s Cognac Louis XIII is one of the most luxurious liquids in the world
Maurice-Richard Hennessy, Hennessy Maison Ambassador


Dan Aykroyd, Crystal Head Vodka
Erin Harris, VP of Marketing for Voli Light Vodkas
Guillaume Jubien, master mixologist & ambassador of Grey Goose Vodka Brand, and at a Grey Goose vodka cocktail dinner pairing at Nic’s Beverly Hills restaurant
Luke Nicola, creative director of Nic’s Beverly Hills