“Vraiment très beau!”
That’s what top Canadian wine blogger and taster Claude Lalonde, author of the popular site Vinfomateur, had to say about his recent tasting of Fattoria dei Barbi current releases with the winery’s export director Raffaella Federzoni.
A graduate of the prestigious L’École Hôtelière des Laurentides in Sainte-Adèle, Quebec where he earned his sommelier accreditation, Claude has been tasting some of the world’s best wines for more than 25 years.
“As a trained and passionate sommelier,” he said in an online interview published last year, “wine for me is a question of pleasure, passion and constant discovery. The world of wine constantly amazes me as it is in perpetual change and it keeps me on my toes to stay abreast of these changes. Wine should also be fun and as such should not be taken too seriously. That is why I feel that once in a while a bit of humor is needed to bring us back to reality.”