Meet Niels from Weldam Wines. He distributes fine wines to restaurants around the Netherlands. He tells us about that time he tasted a 1985 Cos d’Estournel, his birth year

What’s your background ? How did you get in the wine industry ?

When I still worked in the Dutch army I had the change to work for 1 day in my uncle’s company to help him. This was my first experience with wine. And I liked it very much. Especially the tasting J. After 1 year (in 2011) I  was given the opportunity to take over the company.

What has been the most memorable wine you tasted ?

I believe I was 24 years old. My father had a bottle of Château Cos d’Estournel 1985 (my year of birth). Until now I have not tasted a better wine that surpass this one.

What is your favourite Champagne Gremillet cuvée?

Gremillet Champagne Blanc de Noirs

Which dutch dish would you pair it with ?

A nice filet of zander (a local fresh water fish) with a buttersauce and grilled asparagus.

In 3 words, how would you describe your countrymen/women ?

Hard worker, traveller/explorer,  straight

In 3 words how would you describe the French ?

Straight , passionate, France is the best 🙂

A typical  word you can teach us in [national language or local slang if English]

Lekker! We use this word in many sentence. In English: yummy, nice, tasty, delicious, enticing

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