Gerard Basset wrote the fundamental pages of wine communication and education. The only one in the world who could boast of the titles of Master Sommelier, Master of Wine and Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Lewis Chester, together with DipWSET, founded Liquid Icons, which has been editing The Global Fine Wine Report since 2018. , which brings together the trends taking place in the world of wine, thanks to the contributions of wine masters, master sommeliers, sommeliers, wine brokers, wine merchants and journalists. After the death of Gerard Basset in 2019, it was renamed. “Gerard Bassett Global Fine Wine Report»one of Bassett’s many legacies, along with “Gerard Bassett Foundation»what happened with me “Golden Vine Award»since 2021 has been rewarding figures in the world of fine wines in a gala ceremony created to fund charitable causes “Gerard Bassett Foundation».
A year ago it was Florence (here are the winners and the history of WineNews) hold an event that will return to Paris from 13 to 15 October under an already consolidated formula. A 3-day experience including exclusive tastings of the world’s finest wines, Michelin-starred dinners, private events and masterclasses with winemakers and producers from the most renowned wineries and the most talented sommeliers at various Ville Lumiere locations. Design, develop and finance the “Trophy Award”. will be Liquid Icons, Amorim Cork, Grant McDonald, Chantell Martin and one of France’s finest contemporary artists (until disclosed, ed.).
On October 13, this day will be marked by six Master Classes: “Italian lunch in Paris”, “Stars of Italy” with wine master Gabriele Gorelli; “Salon & Delamotte Master Class” with Christian Rimoldi, export manager for two champagne brands; Dom Perignon Master Class with Chef Vincent Chaperon; “Burgundy: Domain Arnoux-Lachot, Domain Bizot, Domain Leflaive and Domain Hubert Lamy”; “IWA Sake Master Class” with Richard Geoffroy, Chef of the Bellavista Cave in Franciacorta, after a long career at Dom Pérignon; “Crurated Lunch with Alfonso De Gaetano, Vincent Dancer and Emidio Pepe” with the founder of Crurated, a wine community dedicated to connecting enthusiasts and collectors with the finest French and Italian producers.
Just “Crurated” will host “Golden Vines Online Charity Auction 2023” on its platform, an online auction that will auction large formats of fine wines and experiences from October 1st to 15th: private tours, tastings and fine wines. lunch or dinner with the owners or winemakers of the most prestigious brands. However, the most exclusive lots will be sold at the Sotheby’s Live Auction on the evening of 13 October, with the aim of further increasing the contribution to the solidarity projects of the Gérard Basset Foundation, still supported by the 2.2 Foundation. million pounds in two years.
Accompanied by the auction “Dress-to-Party Charity Gala”, one of the two highlights of the Golden Vines Award, in the setting of Les Pavillons de Bercy, for a small number of guests (300, with £10,000 Golden Ticket for three days per person), a four-handed dinner signed by French cuisine legend Alain Ducasse. (21 Michelin stars in their premises throughout France and worldwide) and from the rising star of French cuisine, Akramé Benallal (two Michelin stars). In the glass: Krug Grande Cuvée, Krug Vintage, Iwa Sake, Harlan Estate and Taylor’s Port 50-year-old Tony.
On October 14, a series of “Gourmet Wine Dinners” will revive in different parts of Paris with exceptional guests: Monsieur Rebier with the castle of Cos d’Estournel at the Hotel La Reserve; Domain Durochet and Domain Bernard Moreau at Sotheby’s; Yves Sake and Harlan Estate at the Crillon Hotel; lunch “Italian masters” at the hotel Le Royal Monceau; lunch with Boërl & Kroff champagne; “Dinner of Frans de Pied” with Loic Pasquet at Les Caves Legrand; “Boucheron with Artemis Domaine” in Boucheron. However, the climax will come on the evening of October 14th with the Golden Vines Awards, an Oscar-style evening that will honor the best producers of fine wines and legends of the wine industry.
The dinner will continue to be the work of Alain Ducasse and Akramé Benallala and in the bowls Château d’Yquem, Dom Pérignon, Dom Pérignon P2, Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Echézeaux Grand Cru, Harlan Estate, István Szepsy 6-Puttonyos, IWA Sake, Krug Grande Cuvée , Krug Vintage, Liber Pater, Taylor’s Port 50 year old Tony, donated by producers to support the Gérard Basset Foundation and paired with the dishes of Master Sommelier Clement Robert (Director of Fine Wines) and Marc Almer (Chief Sommelier). Fine wine, gourmet cuisine and a wonderful international guest who will liven up the evening with his music: after Kylie Minogue and Celeste, it’s the turn of Kat Burns, who boasts three BRIT nominations and two tours with Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran.
Finally, on October 15, Champagne will become the absolute hero.with experiences held both in the heart of Paris and in the homes of the most prestigious bubbles in the world (and beyond), including Dom Pérignon, Frerejean Frères, Krug, Ruinart and Cognac Camus Xo.
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