I visited Gerard Basset’s New Forest hotel, Hotel Terravina, last month. It’s a lovely place, the decor all pastoral greens and moody shots of the countryside. Over lunch on the hotel’s sun-kissed terrace, our conversation turned to wine – a subject Gerard knows a thing or two about, having co-founded the Hotel du Vin group and being a Master Sommelier, Master of Wine and wine MBA.
I asked Gerard what he would choose for his last glass of wine before dying. Quick as a flash, he opted for a Burgundy wine called Romanée-Conti – a Grand Cru from the village of Vosne-Romanée.
What would you choose for your final tipple before you shuffle off this mortal coil?
And what meal would you drink it with? let me know.