Things People Like about Natural Wines: Part 3- Interview with Pascaline Lepeltier of Rouge Tomate

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Our company began 12 years ago with Jenny and François’s dream to share their passion of a style of wines they fell in love with while living in France. That passion has spread gradually over the years with thanks in no small part to other importers like Joe Dressner, and today there are a whole host of natural wine lovers: customers, sommeliers, wine store owners, and an ever-growing list of importers, who love these wines as much as we do. With all the attention Natural Wines are getting in the media lately, we thought it would be fun to do a series where people talk about all the things they love about these wines.

In Part 1, we sat with Joe Campanale of Anfora.  In Part 2, we had an interview with Levi Dalton.

Today, we have a talk with Pascaline Lepeltier, sommelière at Rouge Tomate. For those avid readers of our blog (you know who you are), you may remember the extensive interview I did with her a while back. In short, Pascaline is one of the biggest champions of natural wines working in restaurants in this country today. We’ve done several wine dinners with her and let’s just say that her pairings are magical. She is always coming up with ways to match wine where what’s in the glass doesn’t just complement the food, it makes both taste better. Sometimes these pairings break all the rules and are so counter-intuitive we just have to scratch our heads at Pascaline’s genius. She has built up quite a fan base, and we are all fans too! Check out what Pascaline had to say about why she likes natural wine: