MICHEL BETTANE –Wine Critic – France
After several successful careers in other fields, such as music and literature, Michel turned his mind to wine, quietly rising to his current position of pre-eminence alongside his business partner Thierry Desseauve, curating the renowned Bettane+Desseauve guide. As he mentioned in a recent interview:
“Wine is a relationship to the vintage, the soil, to the person who created it, it is an intense year-long effort…Being a judge is learning justice and fairness. It helped me not to be too superficial and give wine its essential place in society”.