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Baldik

SELECTED BY
JEAN LUC POUTEAU,
BEST SOMMELIER IN THE WORLD 1983

Great meetings very often lead to great projects.

I was very lucky to meet Jean-Luc Pouteau in 2010. In keeping with the image of a man who enjoys life he was very talkative and, on that evening, he told me lots of exciting stories as we shared a glass of wine. He told me all about his beginnings and his life as a sommelier in magnificent surroundings, and he also told me all about the competition to become the World's Best Sommelier and how it changed his life....

Our maitre d'hôtel , who had obviously recognized Jean-Luc right from the beginning of the evening, made up his mind and asked for his autograph on the wine list..

It was at that very moment that the idea came to me in a flash :
Together we would create a range of wines with Jean-Luc's signature on the label... I didn't realize that I had spoken the idea out loud. But the reply wasn't long in coming : « Baldik, as they say in my country – which, of course, means Eureka! Bogdan, we will make the brand together. I will use my experience and my title to serve a true creation and to sign these wines. Why didn't I think of this before... »

Bogdan Tanasoiu

Baldik