Part of the reason for starting The Wine Atelier podcast was to feature insider interviews with some of my favorite people in the wine industry. And I can't think of a better way to start than with Laurent Drouhin, Director of the United States Market for Burgundy's Maison Joseph Drouhin and its American counterpart, Domaine Drouhin in Oregon.I had the pleasure of meeting Laurent at a Burgundy tasting he hosted here in South Florida almost 10 years ago. His passion and enthusiasm for his family's wines was inspiring not to mention his extensive knowledge of this legendary wine region. Since then, Steve and I have had the pleasure of visiting Maison Joseph Drouhin in Burgundy (NOT to be missed!) as well as collaborating with Laurent on some wonderful wine dinners and events and I'm very excited to introduce you to him today.In today's episode Laurent shares the secrets behind the legendary winemaking Drouhin family, what it was like growing up in such a rich and beautiful wine region, and how he and his three siblings, Véronique, Philippe and Frédéric, work together today to run the family business. He also provides insight into how his family decided to expand into Oregon over THIRTY years ago and, for those who might be a little intimidated by this complicated wine region, Laurent offers helpful suggestions and resources for learning about and experiencing these wonderful wines.Thank you so much for listening today and for more information on the Drouhin family wines, please visit their respective websites at: Maison Joseph Drouhin and Domaine Drouhin.RESOURCES MENTIONED IN TODAY'S EPISODE:- "The Wines of Burgundy" by Sylvain Pitiot & Jean-Charles Servant ($26)– Please e-mail me your wine-related questions to: stephanie [at] theglamorousgourmet [dot] com– To sign up for my WINE-DERFUL Weekly Newsletter, please click here and follow the prompts.