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DANY ROLLAND

“It was the incredible journey that the fruit experiences that inspired me to study oenology” Dany Rolland was once a brilliant medical student, but fate had something else in store for her. It led her to a vineyard, where her passion for wine completely transformed every facet of her life.

Dany Rolland

“It was the incredible journey that the fruit experiences that inspired me to study oenology” Dany Rolland was once a brilliant medical student, but fate had something else in store for her. It led her to a vineyard, where her passion for wine completely transformed every facet of her life.

As an oenologist and vigneron, Dany Rolland's story is one shaped by significant events both personal and professional. One of the most important was meeting Catherine Péré-Vergé who, in addition to being a major player in the Pomerol commune of South West France in charge of more than twenty hectares of vineyards, was none other than the heiress to Cristallerie d’Arques (now known as Arc International). Their chance encounter led to a great collaboration and, more importantly, a lasting friendship. It also yielded the Œnologue Expert range of wine glasses by Chef&Sommelier .

The quality and elegance in the Œnologue Expert collection of glasses are designed for tasting and table service, these versatile glasses also meet a number of different criteria suitable for all manner of wine buffs. It has the advantage of being a multi-purpose glass that can be used to taste any type of wine in any situation, from the lab to the cellar to the table. 

Dany thought the name ‘Œnologue Expert’ is completely apt as that is what she is, she believes that with this glass, tasters can appreciate sparkling wines such as vintage Champagnes or powerful reds in a range of Bordeaux styles (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot), as well as dessert wines (Port or Muscato), dry whites or sweeter wines made from late-season grapes.

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