Guigal Spring Tasting
New York City
Etienne, the "E." in E. Guigal, was the grandfather of the current head of the enterprise, Philippe Guigal. Etienne started Guigal in 1946 just after the Second World War. France was in tatters and the Northern Rhone was mostly an afterthought. Viognier in Condrieu was on the brink of extinction and the old guard of Rhone producers were making wine that few outside of France knew about. This was just part of the story, or rather legacy, that was told to us by Phillippe Guigal, who was in New York to present the wines to trade and...