Meet Mr. Wine Tasting: Olivier Magny visits Rosemary Beach all the way from the City of Lights

Published: Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 05:10 PM.

As a professional wine taster, Magny has traveled extensively around the world and he's tried some of the best — and worst wines the globe has to offer.

"I've done it all," he said. "I've drank some of the crappiest wines in the world. Little by little your palette evolves. You don't know the good stuff until you've tried the bad stuff. It's a journey."

When it comes to his favorite countries to grab a glass of fermented grapes, he's loyal to his roots.

" France has diversity, any style you love you'll find in France ," Magny said. "I would say my second favorite country for wine is New Zealand , there's exciting things happening there."

Splitting his time between New Orleans and Paris with his American wife, Magny has ventured to Rosemary Beach in the past and is looking forward to his return.

"It's so beautiful," he said. "I'm looking forward to the sun, beach and sand. Have a glass of wine or champagne and watch the sunset."

In Magny's latest book, "Into Wine" wine amateurs and connoisseurs alike can learn about wine through Magny's wit and personal experience. Included with the book is perks such as: premium access to videos, a discount code giving you 10 percent off on any purchase on Ô Chateau's site and a full presentation of his "History of Wine" class.

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