May 26, 2010

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While most of us passively protest the globalization of taste by stuffing ourselves with local fare from Bio delicatessens, a few gastronomic crusaders are actively working to enlighten our profane tables.

Les Climats

Hannoversche Straße 1, 10115 Berlin


030 2900 1212

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    Roland Kretschmer is one of them: a former journalist and editor at Deutsche Welle, this 40-year-old oenophile spent five years roaming across picturesque Burgundy, to uncover family-run vineyards, new terroirs and great wines - and, of course, he never missed a tasting on the way. Back in Germany, Kretschmer decided to turn his hard-earned knowledge into commerce: he launched Berlin's first and only Burgundy-specific wine store, Les Climats.

    There, at the back of a Mitte courtyard, you'll find prestigious Grand Crus side by side with affordable village appellations and bargain AOCs. Why not treat yourself to a Montagny 1er Cru (€13.50)? It's from Domaine Le Grégoire, and Kretschmer's personal favourite to accompany a deserving fish dish.

    Have a hankering for something even more special? Go for a Grand Cru from Vosne-Romanée. And as Champagne is not so far away - Kretschmer offers an excellent Rosé Brut Grand Cru (€27). For further advice, drop by one of Les Climats' regular wine tastings.


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