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As its name indicates it, this page will be dedicated to videos about LeDomduVin and the Wine World. As it is a static page and not a page where I can post them individually, I will update this page regularly with new videos. The oldest ones will be at the bottom, the newest on top. So feel free to come back from time to time to check the latest ones.

Please note that all these videos were originally featured in one of my posts and were extracted to be put on this page, taken out of there context they might not make much sense to you, but still, I wanted to have one page on my blog solely dedicated to the videos I occasionally made. So here they are...   




L'importance de l'Avinage: Aviner la carafe avant décantation (by LeDomduVin) Video 3

So, I trimmed Video 2 to focus essentially on the part where I do the avinage, as it is the most important part of this video, after all. And as you will see it only takes a few seconds to do, so please from now on, do the avinage of the decanter prior to proceed to the decantation of the wine, as you have no excuse not to do it.

NB: I did video 2 (and therefore video 3) in only one take and very quickly (and under pressure for some reasons), so please excuse me for the mistakes and hesitations in the explanations and overall presentation. More especially, pardon my French for repeating a few times in this video "on avine le vin avec le vin" (meaning "we clean the wine with the wine"), which is wrong, "on avine la carafe avec le vin" (meaning "we clean the decanter with the wine") of course. I put myself under pressure to do this video fast and without any disturbances and therefore did not carefully choose my words like on the first video (which I also did in one take). (I may redo it more relax soon).






L'importance de l'Avinage : Aviner la carafe avant décantation (by LeDomduVin) Video 2


I made this second video on the subject of the "Avinage" of the wine, because, in fact, I have not managed to find one on the internet or YouTube. In fact, there are many videos where wine professionals and Sommeliers can be seen doing decantations, but they do not do the "Avinage" of the decanter prior to the decantation of the wine.

So I did this little video in addition to the video made previously (two days ago) on the same subject, to insist on how to see the decanter before proceeding to the decantation.

NB: I did video 2 (and therefore video 3) in only one take and very quickly (and under pressure for some reasons), so please excuse me for the mistakes and hesitations in the explanations and overall presentation. More especially, pardon my French for repeating a few times in this video "on avine le vin avec le vin" (meaning "we clean the wine with the wine"), which is wrong, "on avine la carafe avec le vin" (meaning "we clean the decanter with the wine") of course. I put myself under pressure to do this video fast and without any disturbances and therefore did not carefully choose my words like on the first video (which I also did in one take). (I may redo it more relax soon).







L'importance de l'Avinage : Aviner la carafe avant décantation (by LeDomduVin) Video 1

If you look closely at the various decanting or wine service videos or even the 2019 Best Sommelier of the World contest on YouTube, you'll find (like me and surely with surprise) that, in most cases, wine professionals and/or the sommeliers who are decanting in these videos, do not or hardly at all (or not at all for some) do the avinage of the decanter before decanting the wine. 

So I made this little video to emphasize the importance of the avinage before decantation. Not only to clean the carafe, which may possibly contain dust or water, or even more unwanted detergent residue (if the carafe was washed with detergent by accident). But also to impregnate the aromas and flavors of wine in the decanter before decantation. 

Never decant wine in a decanter that has not been previously rinsed (or washed if necessary) and may, therefore, have any odors or unwanted residues, which could affect the wine. 

NB: in the video of the best sommelier of the world 2019 competition, 2 out of the 3 finalists did not do the avinage of the decanter prior to the decantation







Rhabiller la bouteille de vin avec la capsule (by LeDomduVin)

In the previous video on the avinage of the carafe before proceeding to the decantation (watch video above), I specified that it is important to cut the capsule well and incise it without damaging it so that it can be put back on the bottle after decantation, for a question of presentation, re-dressing the bottle as I like to say. (Video in French that complements the previous video on Avinage)








LeDomduVin: Petrus 1966 with a broken cork inside the bottle (inspection) 1/2

Inspection of a bottle of Petrus 1966 with a broken piece of cork floating in the bottle.
The case scenario detailed in this video is a rare one that is quite unlikely to occur on regular basis, and so I thought it would be interesting to write about it (and, you never know, it might also interest you), read the post at https://www.ledomduvin.com/2019/01/wine-quality-control-incident-report.html






LeDomduVin: Petrus 1966 with a broken cork inside the bottle (inspection) 2/2

Inspection of a bottle of Petrus 1966 with a broken piece of cork floating in the bottle.
The case scenario detailed in this video is a rare one that is quite unlikely to occur on regular basis, and so I thought it would be interesting to write about it (and, you never know, it might also interest you), read the post at https://www.ledomduvin.com/2019/01/wine-quality-control-incident-report.html









LeDomduVin: Inspection / Authentication of old Bordeaux Bottles


I made this video to show you what to check when doing an old vintage Inspection and/or authentication of Bordeaux bottles. These are just the basic points to check on a bottle. You can go more in details if needed, but this is just to give you an idea on how I do the inspection and authentication of the bottles we buy for the company I work for. 


Lafite Rothschild 1945 & 1947 
Latour 1945 
Haut Brion 1959 
Cheval Blanc 1949 
Yquem 19858, 1959 and 1906 

Santé! Cheers! And Merry Christmas to you all as well as your family and friends. Hoping that you will be well surrounded to celebrate it. LeDomduVin (a.k.a. Dominique Noel) 24.12.2018










LeDomduVin: Petrus label and bottle comparison between 1990 and 1998

After defacing all the labels and smashing the empty engraved bottles, I decided to make this video to show you the differences between a bottle of Petrus 1990 and a bottle of Petrus 1998 and their respective labels..... LeDomduVin










LeDomduVin: Defacing labels and smashing expensive bottles of Bordeaux wines (video 2/2)

Every month, a countless amount of wines is consumed at my job, and part of my job as a Wine Quality Control Director and Sommelier is to make sure that these rare and expensive empty bottles don't end up on the grey or even the black market as fakes or counterfeits... to prevent from this to happen, at the end of each month I deface the labels with a maker and/or a cutter prior put them in a glass recycling bin... and for the bottles that are engraved, like Petrus or Haut-Brion for example, not only I deface the label but I also smash the bottles to pieces.... reselling empty engraved bottles of expensive wines is a very lucrative business for unscrupulous characters and counterfeiters, so these engraved bottles must be broken prior to being put in the trash… The market is flooded with fake and counterfeit bottles of wine, and the fight against imitations, fakes and counterfeit bottles of wines must continue…. (Friday, December 21st, 2018)

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LeDomduVin: Defacing labels of expensive bottles of Bordeaux wines (video 1/2)

Every month, a countless amount of wines is consumed at my job, and part of my job as a Wine Quality Control Director and Sommelier is to make sure that these rare and expensive empty bottles don't end up on the grey or even the black market as fakes or counterfeits... to prevent from this to happen, at the end of each month I deface the labels with a maker and/or a cutter prior put them in a glass recycling bin... and for the bottles that are engraved, like Petrus or Haut-Brion for example, not only I deface the label but I also smash the bottles to pieces.... reselling empty engraved bottles of expensive wines is a very lucrative business for unscrupulous characters and counterfeiters, so these engraved bottles must be broken prior to being put in the trash… The market is flooded with fake and counterfeit bottles of wine, and the fight against imitations, fakes and counterfeit bottles of wines must continue…. (Friday, December 21st, 2018)


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LeDomduVin: Defacing a label of Chateau Latour 1982

Every month, a countless amount of wines is consumed at my job, and part of my job as a Wine Quality Control Director and Sommelier is to make sure that these rare and expensive empty bottles don't end up on the grey or even the black market as fakes or counterfeits... to prevent from this to happen, at the end of each month I deface the labels with a maker and/or a cutter prior put them in a glass recycling bin... and for the bottles that are engraved, like Petrus or Haut-Brion for example, not only I deface the label but I also smash the bottles to pieces.... reselling empty engraved bottles of expensive wines is a very lucrative business for unscrupulous characters and counterfeiters, so these engraved bottles must be broken prior to being put in the trash… The market is flooded with fake and counterfeit bottles of wine, and the fight against imitations, fakes and counterfeit bottles of wines must continue…. (Friday, December 21st, 2018)


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Old Vintage Bottles of Bordeaux in one of our cellars.....

While cleaning one of our cellars, I found 2 cases with some old vintage bottles that I wanted to share with you (Friday, December 21st, 2018)

Petrus 1958 and 1959
Latour 1945
Lafite Rothschild 1945 and 1947
Yquem 1958 and 1959
Haut Brion 1959


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LeDomduVin with James Suckling at the James Suckling Wine Central bar and restaurant in Hong Kong - November 8th, 2018 (Video courtesy of www.jamessuckling.com)






Did you say large formats? 
Just to give you a taste of some of the bottles I opened that night of September 14th, 2018 - By LeDomduVin  (there were a few more during the dinner...)

Mouton Rothschild 1978 (3L)
L'Evangile 1982 (3L)
Mouton Rothschild 1970 (3L)
Cos d'Estournel 2000 (3L)
Louis Roederer Cristal 1989 (3L)
Dom Perignon 1962 (1.5L)
Dom Perignon 1969 (1.5L)






Cos d'Estournel 2000 18 Liters Bottle opening by LeDomduVin - April 17th, 2018





LeDomduVin disfiguring wine labels   by LeDomduVin - December 14th, 2017





Did you say large format bottles of wines? by LeDomduVin - December 12th, 2017




A promising wine selection of 3 Liters bottles... by LeDomduVin - December 8th, 2017






The opening of a Case of Petrus 1998 by LeDomduvin - November 27th, 2017




With Matthieu Bordes, Director of Chateau Lagrange, tasting the 2014 vintage - by LeDomduVin - November 11th, 2017






Cos d'Estournel 2000 18 L opening  by LeDomduVin - May 28th, 2017





Large Format bottles...Big babies... Old Ladies...  by LeDomduVin - May 27th, 2017






Bordeaux Confidential - En Primeur 2016 Vintage Tasting Hong Kong by LeDomduVin - May 26th, 2017






Another night to remember with some great bottles by LeDomduVin - April 26th, 2016








Santé! Cheers!

Dominique Noel a.k.a. LeDomduVin

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