France Vs. Silicon Valley - Season 2

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Episode 3 : Future of the Wine industry amidst climate change


"France Vs Silicon Valley” live panel series are back!

Don’t miss this session on The Future of the Wine industry amidst Climate Change!
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Join us live on Wednesday, December 8th 2021 at 9am PDT, to hear from three inspiring speakers and ask your questions directly during the live: Corinne Comme, Co-proprietor of Château du Champ des Treilles and co-founder of Comme Consulting France, Jean-Charles Boisset, Proprietor of Boisset Collection, and Louis Zandvliet, Executive Vice-President of Ameridia Innovative Solutions.


Corinne Comme

Co-proprietor of Château du Champ des Treilles and co-founder of Comme Consulting France

In high school, I fell in love with my husband Jean-Michel who already had a love: the vine.

I studied Engineering in Food Science and Technology in Bordeaux and then I worked for a few years in the food industry.

The birth of our children in 1990 and 1992 changed our relationship with nature and the living, and we began to question our teachings and our way of practicing our profession.

In 1997, we took over the family farm that belonged to my husband's grandfather allowing us to put into practice our philosophy based on biodynamics, and to test if a beautiful idea could become this life changing idea. This philosophy has also been implemented at Château Pontet-Canet where Jean-Michel was the manager.

For over 10 years now and in addition to my activity as a winegrower, I have had the pleasure to advise farms converting to biodynamics across the world (California, Virginia, Barsac, Médoc, St Emilion, China,...)

Jean-Charles Boisset

Proprietor of Boisset Collection

Jean-Charles Boisset was born into the world of wine in the village of Vougeot, Burgundy, France. His lifelong passion for wine began as a child, as he grew up above the cellars and within view of the centuries-old vineyards of Château du Clos de Vougeot, the epicenter and birthplace of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Today, the family collection includes wineries that share more than 20 centuries of combined winemaking heritage and tradition in some of the world’s most prestigious terroirs, from Burgundy to the South of France, to California’s Napa Valley and Russian River Valley.

Jean-Charles leads the family firm with passionate commitment to fine wine, history, quality and a deep respect for the environment. He implemented organic and Biodynamic farming at all of the family’s estate vineyards in Burgundy and California. In addition, he has expanded from the world of wine to include a lifestyle vision; he has created a namesake JCB Jewelry collection, glassware from The Passion Collection created by Jean-Charles Boisset and Baccarat, as well as a selection of candles and lifestyle accessories that exemplify the JCB world of hospitality and entertaining.

In 2018 Jean-Charles continued his legacy of pioneering innovations with the introduction of JCB Spirits, luxury vodkas and gin distilled from Burgundy wine made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that includes the first-ever caviar-infused and truffle-infused vodkas.

Louis Zandvliet

Executive Vice-President of Ameridia Innovative Solutions

Louis is in charge of developing and implementing the overall corporate strategy in all industries where Ameridia performs, with a focus on its wine branch Oenodia.

Originally from France, he moved to California almost 10 years go, and has over 15 years of experience in the wine industry. Started his career as sommelier, Louis worked in many fields of the wine industry both in France and in the USA : sales, tourism, education, barrel management for wineries…

Before joining Ameridia this year, he was the General Manager of Tonnellerie Radoux USA in Santa Rosa, California.

Long time board member of the FACCSF, Louis is also the Chef d’Ilot of the French Consulat for Sonoma and Napa counties. He is very active in the French community and likes to support entrepreneurial projects, starting with his wife’s bakery – Sarmentine – which has just opened in august 2021.







Thank you to our sponsors Bank of the West and Oenodia for their support!

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