May 15th, 2001 Michel Tardieu Michel Tardieu learned about wine in a surprising way -- driving French government dignitaries around the Rhône Valley. For 15 years, he worked as a chauffeur. The job offered Tardieu a lot of free time: He would deposit his passenger at a meeting, rush off to nearby vineyards for tastings, and return in time to pick up the client.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 15, 2001.
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