Fernand Point was a game changer in world of food and Cuisine. For over thirty years he ran the Restaurant de la Pyramide, in Vienne, France and built it into one of the worlds greatest restaurants and trained many of the next generations top French chefs. When he died in 1955 at the age of fifty-eight he was considered the master cusinier of the twentieth century. His book Ma Gastronomie takes centre stage on many a book shelf.
His thoughts on wine are of interest and you might have a smile on your face reading it
Point: 'White wines, in my opinion, are like women - they must be caught in their youth. On the other hand, the excellent red wines are like men who will, in principle at least, find themselves maturing into subtle yet vigorous old gentlemen. Of course, the Beaujolais must always be drunk young. He's a likeable young fellow who deceives you with his long pants'