Vinexpo Daily 2020 Day 3

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DAY 3

WEDNESDAY 12 ST FEBRUARY 2020

#09

SPECIAL FEATURE

COCKTAILS

OLD CLASSICS OR

NEW DISTILLED

FLAVOURS,

THE NEW TRENDY

WORLD OF SPIRITS

#06 EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Pascale

Ferranti

Director, Wine Paris

Rodolphe

Lameyse

CEO, Vinexpo

TRADE TALK

#08

Celine

Saint- Marc

Calbrix

Buyer and Wine

Product Manager,

Système U


PRACTICAL GUIDE

PAV 7.1 / FH42

PAV 7.2 / S311

PAV 7.2 / V319

PAV 7.2 / MN319

PAV 7.1 / H18

PAV 7.1 / A5


PROGRAMME

EDITORIAL

Richard Barnes

Editor-in-Chief,

Vinexpo Daily

DAY 3

WEDNESDAY 12 FEBRUARY

CONFERENCES

Vinexpo Paris

concludes in high spirits

PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE FEDERATION

OF WINE & SPIRITS EXPORTERS

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Location: PAV 7.2 - ROOM 1

Press only

WHAT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY

OF LUXURY TODAY?

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Location: PAV 7.1 - STAND AC42

Free entrance

On this, the final day of Vinexpo Paris,

organisers are already concluding that the

show has been a resounding success. The

new partnership between Vinexpo Paris and

Wine Paris is set to place this event firmly

and squarely as the world’s leading wine and

spirits trade show.

Indeed, as spirits sales rise unabated, BE

SPIRITS by Vinexpo will, in the coming years,

create a spinoff: an entire new area (see page

7), based on the growing global interest of

the sector. Indeed, according to Statista,

global revenue in the spirits segment is

forecast to reach €419bn in 2020, and is

expected to grow annually by 3.2% through

2023.

The innovative 360° concept of Be Spirits

was tailored for all the actors of the spirits

and mixology industry, with bespoke

conferences and a bar – the INFINITE BAR

– where brands have been able to do daily

shows. To that end, in this edition, we take

a closer look at spirits, with new ideas for

cocktails (from page 9).

Other concepts introduced by Vinexpo are

set to grow as well in coming editions, such as

the World of Organic Wines, L’Avenue – and

the ever-successful Vinexpo Academy, with

its roundtable discussions and conferences.

The biggest sign of the success of the

show has been the fact that the language

of Shakespeare has been widely spoken

throughout the event – evidence that it is

already truly international.

TRANSPARENCY AND AUTHENTICITY

11:15 am - 11:45 am

Location: PAV 7.1 - STAND AC42

Free entrance

A CONVERSATION WITH THE NEXT

GENERATION

12:00 midday - 12:30 pm

Location: PAV 7.1 - STAND AC42

Free entrance

MAKE A DIFFERENCE – EMPOWER WOMEN!

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Location: PAV 7.2 - ROOM 4

Free entrance

BE BRAND - FROM THE DISTILLERY

TO THE CUSTOMISED PRODUCT

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: PAV 7.2 - BE SPIRITS ROOM

Free entrance

2050: A UCHRONICAL REFLECTION

ON FINE WINE AND DINING

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Location: PAV 7.1 - STAND AC42

By registration

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BE MIXOLOGY - GLASSWARE AND SERVING

RITUALS, THE SECRETS OF THE CONSUMER

EXPERIENCE

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: PAV 7.2 - BE SPIRITS ROOM

Free entrance

SHARING THE FUTURE

4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

Location: PAV 7.1 - STAND AC42

Free entrance

MASTERCLASSES

THE BRANDY, THIS LEGENDARY SPIRIT

IS UNDERGOING A REVOLUTION

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Location: PAV 7.2 - BE SPIRITS ROOM

By registration only

VINEXPO DAILY • WEDNESDAY 12 TH FEBRUARY 2020 • 3


I NEWS I

Call for action

on climate change

Modernity and history

combine at the new

Maison Delas Frères

Angel Hsu

Founder and Director

of the Data-Driven

EnviroPolicy Lab at

Yale-NUS College, is an

expert in environmental

policy

PROGRAMME

Industry leaders should press governments

to protect viticulture from extreme weather

events by acting on climate change, says

expert.

Angel Hsu, who is Founder and

Director of the Data-Driven

EnviroPolicy Lab at Yale-

NUS College in Singapore, is

urging industry leaders to put

pressure on governments to

increase their commitments

on cutting carbon emissions

so they can meet the targets

of the 2015 Paris Agreement.

The global accord under the

United Nations Framework

Convention on Climate

Change set a target of limiting

the increase in average global

temperatures to well below

two degrees above preindustrial

levels and included

a pledge to limit the increase

to 1.5 degrees.

"What that means is that we

can no longer ignore climate

change. Paris had record high

temperatures of 38 degrees

Celsius this past summer."

"Wine is very much a

reflection of the climate and

the environment, I can't think

of any product that comes

from the earth that would be

more affected by it."

Hsu says the most effective

action industry leaders

can take is to press their

governments to end fossil

fuel energy production and

adopt the target of 100% net

zero carbon emissions by

2050. Currently the European

Union is considering a target

of 40% below 1990 levels by

2030

The wine producer Maison

Delas Frères has opened

a new state-of-the-art

facility in Tain L'Hermitage

commune after investing

millions of euros.

The spectacular stone,

glass and steel building,

which includes a new

winery and cellars, has

been crafted around an

historical building.

The new building contains

tailor-made production

facilities that employ

the latest technology,

demonstrating that the

Maison Deutz-owned

Maison Delas Frères,

despite having a history

that can be traced back to

1835, wants to remain at

the cutting edge.

A key feature of the new

building is a wall-sculpture

made up of 274 blocks of

stone that together create

a flowing facade said to

echo the hills of the area

PAV 7.1 / STAND FH48

©S.Chapuis

The Delas sales caveau in Tain-L'Hermitage

CHENIN BLANC:

LOIRE AND BEYOND

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: PAV 7.2 - ROOM 2

Free entrance

VINEXPO CHALLENGE -

MARC ALMERT –

ASI 2019 WORLD’S BEST SOMMELIER

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location: PAV 7.2 - ROOM 4

Free entrance

DID YOU SAY FAULTY?

AN OVERVIEW AND OLFACTORY JOURNEY

THROUGH THE SPIRITS WORLD

11:45 pm - 12:30 pm

Location: PAV 7.2 - BE SPIRITS ROOM

Free entrance

HOW CAN YOU MAKE GREAT WINES

IN COOL CLIMATES?

12:00 midday - 1:00 pm

Location: PAV 7.2 - ROOM 2

Free entrance

CAVIAR BATTLE PAIRING

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: PAV 7.2 - ROOM 1

Free entrance

THE RESOUNDING SUCCESS

OF PROSECCO

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: PAV 7.2 - ROOM 4

By registration

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© DR

Fanny

Fougerat

THE

"GINAISSANCE"

IS CONTINUING

- BUT RUM

COULD FACE NEW

COMPETITION

Fanny Fougerat's cognacs

reflect deep family

tradition

The fourth-generation winemaker and distiller offers a

growing range of signature cognacs, each with its own

style.

Fanny Fougerat has made quite

an impact with her own range of

cognacs since launching her brand

several years ago – and there are

new cognacs on the horizon.

Taking the deep knowledge that

comes with family tradition, Fanny

Fougerat Cognac D'Auteur produces

a string of signature – not blended –

cognacs, each having its own style.

Visitors to Vinexpo Paris will have

the opportunity to experience the

cognacs for themselves, because

Fanny Fougerat Cognac D'Auteur is

present at the Be Spirits section of

the show.

With her first bottling having

taken place in November 2013,

Fanny Fougerat works on 30 ha in

Borderies, which is the smallest cru

of the cognac appellation, and Fins

Bois.

All of Fanny Fougerat's production is

in Ugni blanc grapes and she distills

her cognacs at the family estate.

"Unblended and without artifice,

each batch has its own character,

its distinct micro-provenance in the

vineyard and is distilled and matured

individually," said Fanny Fougerat.

The winemakers and distiller says

that, from vineyard to distillation,

and during ageing, she is looking for

freshness, fineness and precision.

Her cognacs are, she says, refined

and pleasant, and are produced

without additives.

This year she will launch a very old

Fins Bois, which can be traced back

to the 1970s.

Myrrhe du Rois, a single batch,

unblended cognac, offers what is

described as a skillful mixture of

styles, with an exotic fruits and rancio

fragrance. Fanny Fougerat describes

it as an "outstanding cognac".

Other cognacs produced by Fanny

Fougerat include Petite Cigüe,

described as a "generous cognac"

that is "fruity, luscious and tangy".

A limited edition cognac, Le Laurier

D'Apollon, is "young, masculine

and ambitious" and offers "a virile

aromatic palette".

Iris Poivré is "pure, distinct and

floral" and is "delicate in essence

and subtle by nature".

And there are many more cognacs

from Fanny Fougerat to be

discovered at Vinexpo

PAV 7.2 / STAND T279

The Be Spirits area at Vinexpo Paris

The much-heralded "ginaissance" is

fast becoming reality, with worldwide

sales of gin having increased 8.2% in

2018 compared to the year before,

according to figures from IWSR.

In the United Kingdom, the growth

was even faster, with gin having

enjoyed a 32.5% rise in sales in 2018.

IWSR forecasts that, by 2023, gin

sales will be experiencing 4.2%

growth worldwide, with nontraditional

and emerging markets

likely to be helping to fuel this rise.

Just as gin has seen a trend

towards premiumisation, so has

rum, although analysts warn that

competition for rum could increase

from national spirits in countries

such as China, India and Russia,

because locally popular beverages

are also moving upmarket

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I EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW I

Pascale

Ferranti

Director, Wine Paris

Rodolphe

Lameyse

CEO, Vinexpo

The sun never sets

for Vinexpo Paris and

Wine Paris

New partnership aims to become the world's

best wine and spirits show

THIS WAS A SHOWCASE

FOR BOTH SHOWS

WITH OVER 2,800

EXHIBITORS AND WE

ARE VERY HAPPY WITH

THE FEEDBACK WE

RECEIVED.

PASCALE FERRANTI

Following the first edition of simultaneous wine

shows in Paris, Rodolphe Lameyse, CEO of

Vinexpo, and Pascale Ferranti, Director of Wine

Paris, look back and share their goals for the

future. Here, they tell us about the results of the

new alliance in Paris.

When we arrived before the

show opened it was quiet. Now

we have to raise our voices

in order to be heard. This

humming in the background

was the first sign of how well

the shows have been doing,

and the hum rises during the

day. Then it's also about the

conversations we overheard

in the corridors.

What is important is that this

background hum isn't only

in French but is also often in

English. It's a real indicator

of the international nature of

our shows and how well the

US and British markets are

represented.

Of course, the French market

is also well represented - we

are in Paris after all - and

the beginning of the year

is the perfect time to taste

the latest vintages and start

commercial negotiations.

The Masterclasses and

Winetalks are all full and we

had a very rich programme

for both Wine Paris and

Vinexpo Paris, with a pre show

selection of buyers for each.

Everyone found what they

came to the shows for.

This is a great way to show

the unity of the wine sector,

to offer the best selection and

the greatest range of choice

for buyers.

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What are some the successes

this year?

We succeeded in arranging

things with visitors entering by

wine region and this works very

well. We also launched two new

concepts which were risky bets,

the L'Avenue and Be Spirits.

Both have been successful,

with brands that are already

planning to be back.

The launch of the Be Spirits

zone was a decision to really cut

from our traditional offering,

to create a new atmosphere

with different buyers. We will

continue to be an incubator for

Be Spirits, but within a few years

Be Spirits will be a standalone

show.

We always attracted a strong

international presence. Buyers

flowed easily across Vinexpo

and Wine Paris.

In this changing international

environment, everyone felt the

benefit of being here to show a

united front and to have a large

offering to international buyers.

What are your goals for next

year?

Our keyword for 2021 is to

work on the harmony between

wine regions and brands. We

will grow and keep this goal of

balance between both.

We also want to guarantee the

high calibre of trade visitors,

which leads to wine tastings

and commercial talks with the

producers.

BE SPIRITS IS

OUR BABY,

IT WILL

CONTINUE TO

GROW AND

EVENTUALLY

BE ON ITS OWN.

WE ARE REALLY

PROUD OF THIS

SUCCESS.

RODOLPHE LAMEYSE

Finally, we want to open up even

more to international buyers,

because international buyers

come if there is a complete

offering. Of course there is no

doubt that we have a complete

French offering, but the x-factor

is really being able to also have

spirits, organic and international

wines.

Within two years we are looking

to bring real change to the wine

show market.

What is the strategic vision for

Vinexpo Paris and Wine Paris?

We have the same strategic

vision. We have to push our

strategic advantages. In France

we have the most beautiful

wine regions and the best

gastronomy, so we will be

joining both worlds.

Paris is a true factor in our

success. The city allows buyers

to discover the rich culture and

culinary greatness of this city.

This is a true differentiating

factor

2023

Be Spirits, the area dedicated to spirits in

Vinexpo Paris, will be its own standalone

show within the next couple of years. Be

Spirits is a true reflection of the trend for

premium and craft, and it allows visitors

to try Europe’s greatest mixologists' new

recipes.

FOLLOWING

THE SUN

Just like the old British Empire, the sun

never sets on the Vinexpo and Wine

Paris partnership, with its extensive

network of offices around the world.

This international strength allows

local producers to meet buyers, and to

find new distribution channels in new

markets.

Philippe Labeguerie & Joanna Margan

Philippe Labeguerie & Joanna Margan

Be Spirits at Vinexpo Paris 2020

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I TRADE TALK I

PRESS CORNER

Sustainability

is key for the wine

industry

Celine

Saint-Marc

Calbrix

Buyer and Wine

Product Manager,

Système U

Jacopo Mazzeo, News Editor for Imbibe,

has a long-held passion for beer and

wine. Here, he discusses environmental

concerns and describes how changing

consumer behaviour is affecting the UK's

drinks industry.

Vinexpo Paris is

a workplace

For Céline Saint-Marc Calbrix, Buyer and Wine Product

Manager with Système U, Vinexpo offers the chance to

develop business with suppliers at a time when consumer

demands are changing. We asked her to tell us a little about

her responsibility within Système U's wine operation.

The buyer's mission is not limited

to choosing the wines. It involves

selecting suppliers, conducting

negotiations and reaching the best

quality-to-price ratio; all this is done

with respect and with ethics. The

objective is to reduce costs and

stocks, while increasing turnover. It is

also about being the representative of

our brand and carrying its messages

to the winegrowers. That's an exciting

job!

What are the key trends in consumer

preference that are affecting your

work?

The consumer is demanding. He or

she appreciates when the bottle tells a

story. Today, there are more and more

"story drinkers" - stories of people,

lives, passions. Also, environmental

issues are becoming important, with

organic, biodynamic, vegan, sulphitefree

and natural wines.

What are you hoping to achieve at

Vinexpo Paris?

Vinexpo Paris is a workplace for me. It

is an opportunity to develop business

with suppliers who I know. And to meet

those who I would not have met were

it not for this event. It is also a place

where I get valuable information from

masterclasses and conferences.

VINEXPO PARIS

IS AN

OPPORTUNITY

TO DEVELOP

BUSINESS WITH

SUPPLIERS WHO

I KNOW.

Will you be attending any of the

master classes or seminar sessions?

If so, which ones and why?

Yes, of course, although the schedule

is tight. I listen to the news and expert

opinions. I intend to go to the Crus

bourgeois du Médoc tasting and to

attend Gérard Bertrand's conference

on organic wines around the world

I am the News Editor of Imbibe magazine UK, whose

focus is the UK on-trade drinks industry. I select what

stories we run on our website on a daily basis, write and

edit most of the beer and wine content for the website

and magazine.

What are you looking for at Vinexpo?

I’m looking to connect with producers, to get an insight

into global drinks trends and to understand what’s

happening outside the UK. I’m also interested in the new

Be Spirits section.

What are they key wine/spirits trends in your market?

The key trend in the UK is sustainability, which transcends

all sectors of the drinks industry: from reducing water

usage in the vineyard, to lighter or plastic-free packaging

in beer, to reducing wastage in cocktail-making.

What are the industry’s biggest challenges and

opportunities?

Consumers are developing a growing interest in the wines

of the Mediterranean and the Caucasus, with regions

such as Greece and southern Italy at the top.

In cocktail-making, homemade ingredients are big,

together with pre-batching. In terms of spirits, watch out

for characterful vodkas and premium spiced rums.

With people drinking more at home, this is the main

challenge for on-trade premises which are experiencing

a significant decrease in footfall

Jacopo

Mazzeo

News Editor,

Imbibe

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I SPECIAL FEATURE I COCKTAILS I

Amaro 1870 from Distilleria Bertagnolli

MIXOLOGY

FUELS THIRST

FOR EXOTIC GIN

FLAVOURS

Unique flavoured gins with

ingredients ranging from

Himalayan pepper to fennel and

gorse flowers are on offer from

distributor UCVF for the first time

this year.

CELEBRATED ITALIAN

GRAPPA PRODUCER

BRANCHES OUT

INTO GIN AND AMARO

The Drunken Horse Gin from Belgium is made

with Timut pepper from the slopes of the

Himalayas that combines citrus flavours with

a peppery note.

Moletto Gin from Italy is made from fresh

tomatoes blended on the estate with

Alpine juniper berries and a bouquet of

Mediterranean herbs.

And Tarquin's Gin from Cornwall in the UK

comes in four flavours including Cornish

Pastis, which combines fennel extract with

gorse flowers and fresh orange zest.

UCVF spirits buyer Sebastien Deyssonnneaux,

said the company had sought out gins with

exotic new flavours for its drive to break

into France's Hotel, Restaurant and Cafe

(HoReCa) market in 2020.

Distilleria Bertagnolli

is renewing its range

to mark 150 years of

history in Trentino.

The renowned Italian grappa

producer Distilleria Bertagnolli

is launching a range of gins

and amaros as it revamps its

collection to mark 150 years of

history.

Gin 1870 and Amaro 1870

celebrate a rich heritage that can

be traced back to the marriage

of Giulia de Kreutzenberg, a

noblewoman of Austrian, and

Edoardo Bertagnolli, heir to a

pharmaceutical business.

Similarly, a range of infusions,

such as chamomile and honey,

will be offered under the Amaro

1870 brand.

WE

HAVE ENJOYED

ASKING PEOPLE

TO TASTE THEM

AND WE'VE

HAD A GOOD

RESPONSE.

Distilleria Bertagnolli hopes that

its new gin will strike a chord with

younger gin enthusiasts who

may then go on to discover the

company's other products. The

company is also renewing the

branding for its wider range to

emphasise the company's long

history and to allow products

to be better distinguished from

one another.

Distilleria Bertagnolli's signature

product is Gran Grappino,

produced by the distillation

of pomace of the popular

indigenous Trentino red grape

variety Teroldego. The range

also includes the Collezione

Gran Riserve, which is presented

in elegant premium packaging.

"We think these new types of gin will be very

popular in this HoReCa market," he said.

"There is a real trend for mixology and the bar

tenders are willing to get premium products

with specific tastes so that they can create

their own recipes and attract customers with

innovative tastes and flavours.

"People are travelling a lot and when they

come back to France they wan't to have the

same experience that they had on holiday.

With these [bottles] they can also make their

own cocktails very easily"

PAV 7.2 / STAND V369

"They founded a vineyard

which also became a distillery,"

said Anno Boschi, Distilleria

Bertagnolli's marketing and

communications executive.

Taking advantage of the

popularity of flavoured gins, Gin

1870 will be available in flavours

such as raspberry, apricot,

cherry, apple and pear.

Gin 1870 and Amaro 1870 have

both been available for attendees

to sample at Vinexpo. "We have

enjoyed asking people to taste

them and we've had a good

response. Many people at the

fair have appreciated them,"

said Boschi. "The packaging is

nice. It looks like an old bottle. It

is very elegant."

Boschi said that quality,

rather than scale, had always

been Distilleria Bertagnolli's

hallmark. "It's not so big; it's like

a diamond in a big mountain,"

she said

PAV 7.2 / STAND V380

The Drunken Horse gin from Belgium

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I SPECIAL FEATURE I COCKTAILS I

ERIKA SPIRIT

A unique spirits company formed by three

friends from south-west France is taking part in

Vinexpo Paris.

Erika Spirit, founded in 2018,

offers a unique range of gins

and vodkas influenced by

honey and pollen.

The company will be present in

this year's BE SPIRITS section

- the new area dedicated to

spirits - in what the friends

have described as a "great

opportunity" to showcase

their spirits from Aquitaine.

The crafts spirits are the

product of the combined effort

of Paul, a beekeeper, who

collects the honey and pollen,

Vianney, a chef, and Thibault, a

bartender and manager.

A Stupfler still, a small capacity

still, is used in the making of

the spirits, producing small

quantities or "micro batches"

at each distillation.

Erika Spirit's range includes

Dry Gin, a powerful gin that has

an aroma of honey and spices.

There are also influences

of tarragon, walnut leaf and

sanscho berries.

Old Tom Gin has hints of

rosemary, wild roses, tarragon

and Acacia honey, while Navy

Gin has an especially high

alcohol content.

Honey, pollen and elderflowers

combine to produce Spring

Gin, with harvesting and

distillation carried out a few

hours apart to maintain the

intensity of the aromas.

Erika Spirit also offers Polka

Vodka, which has notes of

chestnut pollen and what is

described as a surprising and

original flavour

PAV 7.2 / STAND V329

The Guillotine vodka stand at Vinexpo Paris 2020

A vodka to lose

your head for

A revolutionary French spirits company will be showcasing the

world's first caviar-flavoured vodka at Vinexpo's inaugural Be

Spirits section in a bid to prove it is #ACutAboveLeRest.

The Erika Old Tom Gin

Launched in Paris just three years ago by

Bastille Day chairman Paul Berkmann,

Guillotine Vodka combines the best grape

marcs of the Aÿ-Champagne region with

a commitment to natural production

methods and a bold, innovative streak.

Over the past year, the company has

netted two major accolades: the Double

Gold Medal at the 2019 SIP Awards and

the Silver Medal at the San Francisco

World Spirits Convention 2019.

A total of three vodkas will be presented

at Be Spirits: Guillotine Originale Ultra

Premium Vodka; Guillotine Heritage

Barrel-Aged Vodka and Guillotine x

Petrossian, the world's first caviarflavoured

vodka.

Guillotine Originale Ultra Premium,

which won the San Francisco award, is

described as "a classic, clear vodka

that is light, smooth, and aromatic,

offering notes of citrus with hints of

almond and toffee".

The Heritage edition, which netted the

SIP award, is the only French vodka

from the Aÿ-Champagne region that is

aged in oak barrels. The ageing-process

in Limousin oak imparts the vodka's

"unique aromas, increased roundness,

and golden amber hue", while it also

boasts "a mid-palate rush that is smooth

and clean, with a subtle exclamation of

licorice and Szechuan pepper".

Guillotine x Petrossian is produced in

partnership with prestigious caviar

producer Petrossian, following years of

joint research to devise the world's first

method of distilling caviar in vodka.

The recipe involves 20g of Ossetra Tsar

Imperial Petrossian caviar per litre of

vodka. The resulting fusion is described

as "rare and delightful".

All Guillotine vodkas are made with pinot

and chardonnay grapes from the Aÿ-

Champagne region and slowly distilled

at the company's 100-year-old distillery.

They are vegan and gluten-free, with no

preservatives or artificial sweeteners,

and are bottled in the Isle de France

in locally sourced, custom-made

glassware

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DECADES OF FAMILY

HISTORY BEHIND

REVAMPED RANGE

BEING LAUNCHED

AT VINEXPO PARIS

With four decades of wine

production behind them, the

Bellanger family have revamped

their range of Château Domi-

Cours wines for 2020.

The family has a strong commitment to

caring for the natural environment at their

vineyards, which are certified as being of

High Environmental Value - Level 3.

The Château Domi-Cours range is based

around four quality levels, namely Quercus,

the Château's Grande Cuvée, Classique, which

offers a selection of Bordeaux appellations,

Vitae, which is based around a selection of

grape varietals, and the introductory level,

known as Les Hauts du Château Domi-Cours.

Described as "a new expression of Bordeaux",

the Vitae range has two wines that are being

presented for the first time at Vinexpo Paris.

There is a 100% Merlot, which is described

as having a particularly fruity character,

and a "surprisingly fresh" white made from

Sauvignon Blanc.

The Château Domi-Cours range is produced

at Château Roquefort, an Entre-Deux-Mers

estate steeped in history that Jean and

Christiane Bellanger breathed new life into

after taking over in 1976.

The range complements the Bellanger

family's range of red, whites and rosés

produced under the Château Roquefort

range.

The Bellanger family works in conjunction

with the Faculty of Oenology at the University

of Bordeaux to perfect their methods of

maturation, winemaking and blending

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The range of Château Domi-Cours wines for 2020

Château de Chantegrive's

new cuvees to help

conservation

A new range of "eco-responsible" wines has

been launched by the prestigious Château de

Chantegrive, a pioneer of environmentally certified

wines in the Gironde region.

The château in the Graves

appellation, which is named

after the song-thrush, has

already secured the highest level

of environmental certification

– the HEV3 – for its existing

vintages.

Chantegrive will now donate

a share of the profits from

each of the three new cuvees

towards projects aimed at the

conservation of wild birds:

the creation of its own nature

reserve within the property and

support for selected initiatives

within a new ornithological

reserve in the Bordeaux region.

Sales of the 2018 vintages will

go towards the establishment of

storks nests in the ornithological

reserve; and nests in the

Chantegrive reserve for bird

species that are present on the

estate. The projects are run

in collaboration with the Ligue

de Protection des Oiseaux.

Local birds that are considered

to evoke the style of the new

wines are featured on the

labels. The European hoopoe

is depicted on Le Panache, the

song-thrush on L'Origine and

the little egret on La Purete.

The new wines are reserved

exclusively for the domestic

and export trade sectors –

they will not be distributed

to supermarkets. They are

designed to be drinkable and

affordable wines that are

appealing to young people.

Chantegrive wines are aged in

a combination of oak barrels

and stainless steel vats and

are characterised as generous,

refined and well-balanced.

The château has banned the

use of all substances that

are potentially carcinogenic,

mutagenic or reprotoxic (CMR)

from its property, in line with

European Union regulations.

"We decided to create a

protected area for birds as

it's not just good for vines and

The Chantegrive range on display at Vinexpo Paris

WE DECIDED

TO CREATE A

PROTECTED AREA

FOR BIRDS AS IT'S

NOT JUST GOOD

FOR VINES AND

OUR WINES BUT

ULTIMATELY WE

ARE PROTECTING

A SYMBIOTIC

ECOSYSTEM AND

OUR HEALTH

our wines but ultimately we

are protecting a symbiotic

ecosystem and our health," said

Chloé Le Bouffo, Deputy CEO,

Château de Chantegrive.

It is a member of the Union

des Grands Crus de Bordeaux

and its wines are created in

collaboration with oenologist

Hubert de Boüard, who owns

Château Angelus in Saint

Emilion

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© Emilio Del Prado

The Be Spirits fun

continues into the

evening at a string of

partner bars

Paris boasts some of Europe's best cocktail bars, so

Vinexpo attendees can continue the Be Spirits vibe after

the sun goes down.

Le 1905

Le 1905 is a first-floor bar with an

English apartment-like feel that

allows customers to soak up the

venue's Belle Epoque atmosphere. A

visit to the bar has been compared

to a journey back in time, sometimes

helped by musical accompaniment

such as old-style jazz performances.

There is an "elaborate" menu that

changes with the seasons at the

bar, which is on Rue Beautreillis at

the same address as Aux Vins de

Pyrenees, a Paris institution since

1905. It was founded by a wine

importer and the same family lived

at the address from 1905 to 1997.

Customers have hailed the bar's

excellent service, beautiful

ambiance and great cocktails.

25 rue Beautreillis,

75004 Paris

WHERE

TO GO IN

PARIS

Le 1802 Monte Cristo

Praised by customers for

its friendly bartenders and

creative cocktails, Le 1802

Monte Cristo offers what has

been described as "a lush

and exotic setting" for the

wide range of rums that it

serves. The ambiance of the

bar, which is within the Monte

Cristo Hotel, is renowned for

changing throughout the day,

creating different atmospheres

as time goes on. Located on

Rue Pascal in the heart of

Paris, Le 1802 Monte Cristo

holds special events such as a

recent DJ night with a Central

American theme. The venue

gets plenty of positive reviews

from customers, who have

highlighted the warm welcome

they have received, the bar's

excellent location and what one

patron called its excellent rums.

22 rue Pascal,

75005 Paris

Le 1802 is

the rhum bar

of the Monte

Christo hotel

(from left to

right) Adèle

Fardeau, Head

Barmaid

and Jeffrey

Plagnes,

Assistant

Head Barman,

Le 1905

Castor Club

Castor Club is one of the few Paris

cocktail bars on the left bank.

Known for its cosy and relaxed

atmosphere and a playlist that

leans heavily on the 1950s and

1960s, it offers a dozen cocktails,

although these are liable to

change often. Patrons have

praised the cocktails for being the

"best tasting and most balanced"

and for their "inventive yet subtle"

character. The bar is described

as small and intimate and there

is plenty of tasteful green velvet

and wood for customers to enjoy

as they sip their cocktails. Those

who decide to visit should keep

a careful look out when they

are trying to find the bar, as it is

behind an unmarked door, near

the Odeon.

14 rue Hautefeuille,

75006 Paris

Les Ambassadeurs

Les Ambassadeurs has 18thcentury

decor and what has

been described as "a hint of

impertinence and an energetic,

sensual atmosphere". Based

at the Hotel de Crillon on the

iconic Place de la Concorde,

Les Ambassadeurs, as its

name suggests, is one of the

go-to places for high-fliers

from the world of diplomacy,

as well as business, the arts

and fashion. Guests can expect

Les

Ambassadeurs,

a classy bar in

the beautiful

setting of the

Hotel Crillon

a vibrant atmosphere as they

explore a menu described as

"cosmopolitan and stylish". The

bar is especially renowned for

its wide range of Champagnes

from both well-known names

and small local producers.

But there is much more than

Champagne on offer, with the

barman having developed a

"dynamic" menu.

10 Place de la Concorde,

75008 Paris

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