Jeremy Cukierman MW
142 rue du Point du Jour
92100 Boulogne Billancourt
Phone: +33 6 23 76 93 35
Director of the Kedge Wine & Spirits Academy
(Wine & Spirits Education department at Kedge Business School/Bordeaux-Paris-Marseille-Toulon)
Wine Advisor for All Nippon Airways
Journalist for Magazine Vigneron
Wine Merchant – Des Mets des Vins
VDP: Where and how did you get the wine bug?
Jeremy Cukierman: In France, through people I met more than 20 years ago (mostly wine producers).
VDP: Your first encounter with German wines?
Jeremy Cukierman: Through tastings in Paris with importers for my wine merchant company.
VDP: What is your favourite story to tell about German/VDP.wine – did you have highly emotional experience with our wines / producers?
Jeremy Cukierman: Difficult to pick only one story. I remember the first time I’ve tasted a wine from Weingut Bernard Huber. A 2005 Schlossberg GG, tasted right after a Latricières Chambertin domaine Jean-Louis Trapet. A revelation, as it was clearly playing in the same league. Tasting with Egon Müller early in the afternoon without any spittoon and thinking, well, are these wine spittable? Discussing German winemaking with Mathieu Kauffmann
VDP: How many bottles of German wine/VDP.wines do you have in your cellar?
Jeremy Cukierman: A lot. Never counted. My cellar is quite messy, but more than 100 for sure.
VDP: What is your favourite vineyard in Germany – and why?
Jeremy Cukierman: For white wines Mosel because it’s a very marginal wine producing region, where growing grapes is a real challenge, yet the wines can be absolutely amazing.
For red wines I would opt for Baden. I’m very classic I realize.
If you mean single vineyard, then I would say the Graacher Domprobst in Mosel and the Schlossberg in Malterdingen.
VDP: If it comes to German grape varieties, what is your favourite? Riesling, Spätburgunder or other?
Jeremy Cukierman: Difficult to compare white and red grape varieties, so I would say Riesling for white wines and Spätburgunder for reds, which is true not only considering wines of Germany but broadly speaking.