Monthly Archives: June 2012


Domaines Vinsmoselle , the largest producer of wines and sparkling in the Grand-Duchy of  Luxemburg launched with fanfare “Pinot Luxembourg”.

This is an blend of three pinots that make the reputation of the Moselle vineyards: Pinot Auxerrois, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris.

A big  action is launched for the summer at the Belgian coast to publicize this new product. It  will be particularly attractive with the mussels from the North Sea, a very popular dish  in Belgium. Eleven coast trams will carry the colors of “Pinot Luxembourg”. There will be competitions to win bottles of “Pinot Luxembourg”, recipes, shooting videos, and full of surprises concocted all this summer by Vinsmoselle.



Château Malartic-lagravière, which accompanies the exhibition “Royal Oak 40 years” since it opened in New York in March 2012, presented its wine to 700 guests at the Opening night of june 5th at the Palais de Tokyo!

After New York and Milano, where the  event dedicated to 40th anniversary of the Royal Oak,  Audemars Piguet’s emblematic watch, took place, the exhibition moved to Paris for a few days.

The Palais de Tokyo, which was expanded and renovated, reopened its doors in April 2012. It is in this beautiful place, dedicated to art and design, that Audemars Piguet received his guests. Among them, singer Anggun, actors Omar Sy and Lambert Wilson, actresses Julie Gayet, Cecile Cassel, Clotilde Courau, Elisa Tovati and Virginie Ledoyen, but also singers Marc Lavoine and Patrick Bruel. All enjoyed the musical performance of Woodkid and the wines of Château Malartic Lagravière.

At each stage of the exhibition, the wines of Château Malartic-Lagravière, were served with the dishes designed by each chef at the exclusive gala dinners organized around the exhibition. In Paris, there was a gourmet initiary. The wine in magnum  made the buzz: the Malartic 2007 reserve red, the Malartic-Lagravière Grand Cru Classé de Graves White2007 and the still fabulous Malartic-Lagravière red 2002 …

Malartic-Lagravière: one of the top wines of Pessac-Leognan






VINEYARDS PAPER and JOURNAL DES VIGNOBLES visited recently Distillery FOVEL in Brussels, in the heart of Europe.

Distillery FOVEL is the oldest and the only still existing in the capital of Europe. Family Fovel came from the province of Limburg in the XIXth century to establish in Brussels and make traditional jenever. Mainly three products are still made on the old way and manager Diedrik Fovel explains us how the distillates are made:

Video by henry borzi