Nov 17, 2015
Entrepreneur Stephen Bolger
discusses VINIV, his
company that allows people make their own Bordeaux wine using
grapes from top vineyards & help from the top winemaking talent
in the region. We discuss this cool concept plus how best to
explore Bordeaux wine.
Here's an outline of what we talk
- First we talk about Stephen's
meandering path into wine -- from minerals to tech to
- Then we talk about how VINIV
evolved, from idea to reality and the challenges and opportunities
along the way.
- We talk about Stephen's
relationship with Lynch-Bages and the Cazes family, who owns
Château Lynch-Bages, where VINIV is located.
- Although VINIV is really
expensive, participating is a once in a lifetime experience and one
that can be shared among lots of people. Stephen talks about what
his clients get out of the experience.
- Then we pivot to general
discussion on Bordeaux -- we talk about what it's really like in
Bordeaux and the politics/structure of the industry. We talk about
how people can people get great wine from Bordeaux if they know
nothing and how to best explore Bordeaux.
Enjoy! And check out the
winefornormalpeople.com/classes link for our live, interactive