Jan 24 2011

FRANCE: LVMH eyeing Remy Cointreau’s Champagne arm?

Tag: Allgemeines,Weingütersigi.hiss @ 21:29 editorial team

Remy Cointreau courts interest from LVMH and several Champagne houses - report
Remy Cointreau courts interest from LVMH and several Champagne houses – report

Moet Hennessy owner LVMH has had a bid for Remy Cointreau’s Champagne business turned down but is still leading a group of Champagne houses in pursuit of the division, according to local reports.

Remy Cointreau rejected a EUR300m (US$407m) bid for its Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck Champagne business before Christmas, according to a report in French business daily, La Tribune, today (24 January). It cited an industry source as saying that LVMH plans to return with a higher offer, while Nicolas Feuillatte, Alliance Champagne and Lanson BCC are also reportedly in the running. Continue reading „FRANCE: LVMH eyeing Remy Cointreau’s Champagne arm?“

Jan 24 2011

Decanter: Lloyd Webber Hong Kong sale fetches nearly $6m

Tag: Allgemeines,Personensigi.hiss @ 10:46

by Maggie Rosen- Chateau Lafite – and Andrew Lloyd Webber – have proved as potent a draw as ever in the latest Lloyd webber sothebysSotheby’s Hong Kong auction.

US$14.6m (HK$113m) worth of wine was sold in two sales this weekend, setting several records.

The sales, held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on the 22 and 23 January, included 746 lots from The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection and 668 lots from Bordeaux Winebank 2000 Collection.

The Lloyd Webber sale exceeded its high estimate to fetch US$5.6M. A case of 1982 Petrus reached US$77,564, while Chateau Lafite continued to attract feverish bidding, earning US$58,949 for a case of 1982. Continue reading „Decanter: Lloyd Webber Hong Kong sale fetches nearly $6m“

Jan 24 2011

Decanter: Michel Rolland stars in new wine film

Tag: Personensigi.hiss @ 10:36

by David Furer- Consultant winemakers Michel Rolland, Susana Balbo, Jean Bousquet and other major names in thewine world are starring in a new drama-documentary being premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival.

El Camino del Vino tells the story of real-life Uruguayan sommelier Charlie Arturaola, one of the top sommeliers in the US, who loses his palate while presenting Mendoza’s Masters of Food & Wine Awards.

The film, which will be shown as part of the 5th annual Culinary Cinema programme at Berlin, charts his journey of re-discovery, seeking advice from Rolland – who tells him to ‚go back to the vineyard‘ – and other key figures in the international wine circuit.

The film oscillates between the comic and the serious. It includes scenes in which Arturaola meets the ghosts of dead relatives, is analysed by the ‚psychologist‘ winery owner Patricia Ortiz of Tapiz, and is evetually reunited with his family in Uruguay. Continue reading „Decanter: Michel Rolland stars in new wine film“