International wine marketing focus of lecture

Alex GambalBurgundy vineyard owner Alex Gambal will share his experience and global perspective of international wine marketing during a lecture on Tuesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. in 222 T.J. Day Hall at Linfield College.

Gambal is the owner of Maison Alex Gambal in Burgundy, France. After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill in 1979, Gambal quickly began a career in real estate in Washington, D.C. Because of his passion for Burgundy, he left the world of real estate to explore the Cote D’Or. During his exploration he attended viticulture school in Beaune, and in 1997 founded Maison Alex Gambal, an estate-based, biodynamic producer in Burgundy. Following the creation of his winery, he continued to acquire vineyard land in Burgundy and became the first foreigner to purchase vineyards in the Grand Crus of Puligny and Chassagne.

Currently, Maison Alex Gambal produces approximately 6,000 cases of wine a year, 55 percent of which is white. The range of his appellations extends from Bourgogne Pinot Noir and Bourgogne Chardonnay, Village, Premier Crus and Grand Crus; such as his Batard-Montrachet, Corton- Charlemagne Clos Vougeot and Latricieres-Chambertin. Maison Alex Gambal now exports to 20 countries around the world.

The talk, part of the Linfield College Wine Lecture Series, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2766.