And now Etienne Hugel leaves us
JANCIS ROBINSON: This is no fun, especially so soon after the loss of Paul Pontallier of Château Margaux. The illustrious Hugel family of Alsace report the sudden death of Etienne Hugel yesterday. Like Paul, Etienne had not even reached 60. He was just 57 and had the energy and enthusiasm, not to say wiry good looks, of someone in their early twenties. He successfully managed to fill the shoes of his uncle Johnny Hugel as the public face of Hugel, and was similarly beloved all over the world.