Ask the Wine Guy
The Wine Guy - Pierre Lasserre. Pierre Lasserre was born and raised
in Auch, hometown of D' Artagnan and the 3 Mousquetaires,
located South West of France, in the heart of Gascony.
Pierre has been in the Food and Beverage Industry for more than 20 years. He graduated from the Hotel School of Toulouse in 1979, and went on to do his apprenticeship in various establishments throughout Europe, including an Assistant Maitre d'Hôtel position at the famous 3 Michelin Stars Restaurant from Michel Guerard in Eugenie les Bains.
Pierre came to the US in 1985 and attended Cornell University School of Hotel Administration while working as a Sommelier in a local French Restaurant in town.
He went on to join Four Seasons Hotels in 1989 were he presently works as Cellar Master/Sommelier in Chicago.
Pierre's wine philosophy:
Emile Peynaud's book "The taste of wine" is largely responsible
for sparking my early interest in wine.
Today, I see wine as part of my roots and heritage. Wine is intensely human and it is the essence of civilizations.
But above all, for me wine is about shared experiences and every day celebration of life. It is a gift and a blessing from Mother Nature, and I truly consider myself fortunate to be its humble servant…
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