Close Menu

The Proust Questionnaire: Frédéric Rouzaud

Frédéric Rouzaud is the managing director of the Louis Roederer Group, which owns Louis Roederer Champagne, Château de Pez, Ramos Pinto and Domaines Ott among others. Rouzaud lives in Paris with his wife Sophie and children Paul (10) and Jeanne (7).

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Being free in all senses of the meaning.

What is your greatest fear? 

To lose somebody close to me.

Who do you most admire?

The military in Afghanistan.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Making light of situations.

What is your current state of mind? 
Optimistic but prudent.

What is the quality you most like in a woman? 

Elegance and intuition.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Stick to your decisions because they’re good, not because you’ve taken them.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My wife and children.

When and where were you happiest?

When I organised a surprise for my wife’s 30 birthday.

Which talent would you most like to have?

To be able to write beautifully.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I’d like to be 20 years younger.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

It’s too early to say. God will tell me later.

Where would you most like to live?

The world is too big and beautiful to stay in one place, but I like being near nature.

What is your most treasured possession?

Independence and good health.

What is your most marked characteristic?

Being calm and attentive.

Who are your favorite writers?

Stefan Zweig and Frédéric Beigbeder.

Who is your hero of fiction?

Jason Bourne.

What is it that you most dislike?

Cheats and abusers.

What is your greatest regret?

That I don’t have enough time to do everything I want to do.

What is your motto?

Everything must be changed in order to keep things as they are.

Who would be your ideal dinner party guests and what wines would you serve them?

Alexander II of Russia, Napoléon and Barack Obama. I’d serve them Cristal 2002, Château Pichon-Lalande 1982 and Ramos Pinto Colheita 1937.

It looks like you're in Asia, would you like to be redirected to the Drinks Business Asia edition?

Yes, take me to the Asia edition No