Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 10 minutes 31 seconds


March 3, 2022


This oral history interview is with Olivier Rochelois of Petit Monde Wine Merchant in Portland. Olivier talks about growing up in France, coming to the United States and embarking on a successful business career. He then describes the pull of wine, and the drive to do his own project showcasing lesser-known wines of the world.

Along the way, Olivier talks about the challenges of the work, and his process of learning wines and starting a business. He also talks about the challenges of the pandemic and positioning his business to succeed as the world changes.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Petit Monde Wine Merchant in Portland on March 3, 2022.


Some oral history interviews are conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.


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