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CONTENTS

Contents

63 LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

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W I N E S

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L U X U R Y

INTERVIEW

EXPERIENCE

LIFESTYLE

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Richard Orlinski

An Italian saga

A hedonist escapade

Polo inspiration

[ Protean Artist ]

[ In Luigi Rossi’s Footsteps ]

[ Shangri-La, Paris ]

[ A Selection of 10 Watches ]

Richard Orlinkski, the most highly regarded French sculptor of his time, has been creating a unique colorful bestiary for the past ten years and is swift to reveal his fangs and seduce the international jet set. Unsurprisingly, he has a penchant for wines that are a reflection of himself: with strong personality.

Its name evokes an Italian celebration in a Piedmontese village. Its renown places it among the most famous aperitifs in the world. Martini’s saga-like history could inspire a great director. Its story is told like a legend... To strengthen its myth and perpetuate its history, Martini is constantly reinventing itself while maintaining its identity.

Of Asian origin, but steadfastly French in terms of its lifestyle, the Parisian location of the prestigious Hong Kong hotel chain has set itself apart by grooming its image as a miniature palace within a town house of extraordinary destiny. First the private residence of François Blanc, the founder of the Monte Carlo Casino.

Out of all sports, polo is undeniably the most exclusive, the one that most bears values of excellence and fortune. It’s only natural that the watch industry would focus on this area - it not only likes to keep time, but also dress athletes. There are multiple approaches: Functional, traditional, straight-up sturdy or plain equestrian.

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PLANET-VS.COM GOOD LIFE 5 city breaks around the world Just in New York Just in Hong Kong Just in Paris Just in Genève Just in London

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Enrico Bernardo Chablis The one and only...

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The Hong Kong and New York

CIGAR Five chic cigars and a rare spirit...

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RECORDS

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Luxury challenges

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The barman’s secrets

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MUST HAVE

Patrice Legris A well-informed collector042

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The Castéja Family’s Great Wine Cellar

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THE IMAGE

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Philippe Faure-Brac

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Guy Savoy Cognac-food pairings

Journey of a King The Secrets of Louis XIII102

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Wines and rare alcohols  dam Bilbey A 2016 in Review A Good Year for Wine

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Gastronomic Signatures One Part Art Gallery, One Part Vintage Car Exhibit

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At the dinner table with the scorsese family [ A Moment Spent in "Little Italy" ]

Some among you may perhaps recall a 1988 video by André Labarthe, who was invited by Martin Scorsese to shoot footage in his childhood home in New York’s "Little Italy". A famous scene…

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iewers witness one of the world’s greatest directors become a child again when he has lunch at his parents’ house on his 46th birthday.

On the table were tortelli di Zucca (pumpkin-stuffed raviolis), mostarda and parmesan, Pecorino, a Sicilian cheese made from sheep’s milk, and most certainly the most popular Sicilian cheese, and an Eloro Pachino appellation wine, exclusively produced using the famous native grape variety, Nero d’Avola. Everything was lovingly cooked by Martin’s mother, Catherine. We learn in the video that she had initially made a few appearances in Raging Bull and Taxi Driver… but her scenes were cut out during editing. Viewers feel as though they are sitting with the Scorsese family for dinner, and are privy to a few anecdotes. For example, we learn that the love scene in Who’s That Knocking at My Door (with Harvey Keitel) was filmed in Martin’s parents’ bedroom, in this very house. Three years later, it would appear that the family meal at his parents’ house was Martin Scorsese’s inspiration for a scene in Goodfellas that has since become a cult classic. Here, the Sicilian director’s mother (nearly) plays herself in the role of Joe Pesci’s mother, who shares a meal with Robert de Niro and Ray Liotta. Ah, memories! How times have changed! In our 63rd issue, will Martin Scorsese be unfaithful to his Sicilian roots? During operation "L’Odyssée d’un Roi", three bottles of Louis XIII cognac were sold at auction for a total of $US 558,000. The proceeds were all given to Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation, which works to preserve and restore major works of world cinema. To watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWSIeyt9I2o

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CHAT OVER A CIGAR ‘Master of Havana Cigars’ since 2013, Mike Choi manages the Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop, an ultra-stylish smoking room in the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge. An interview with an aficionado in one of London’s chicest locations.  p 026

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GOOD LIFE NEW YORK

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WHERE CAN YOU SAMPLE THE RAREST PROHIBITION-TYPE BOURBONS? The ‘speakeasy’ scene is in full swing in Paris, but across the pond, these falsely clandestine bars that reinvent the fantasy of the Prohibition are classics. The Flatiron Room plays the nostalgia card of the 1920s with barmen in waistcoats and a jazz orchestra: an unrivaled atmosphere. As for bourbon, there are over 200 references featuring the most exclusive bottles of Knob Creek, Maker’s Mark or Woodford Reserve. Around 37 dollars for a glass. The Flatiron Room, 37W 26th Street, New York. www.theflatironroom.com

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TIM HIDDLESTON An English actor who has conquered American cinema and is a vodka fanatic, he cultivates composure, elegance and style in Marvel productions as well as in art films. In Kong: Skull Island, he comes up against King Kong in 2017 … With Kong: Skull Island, you won the starring role in a new version of King Kong... Yes, although it’s quite different from the other versions. It begins in 1973, when Nixon started to withdraw his troops from Vietnam. This was a period of questioning for many people. In the film, a giant prehistoric giant ape becomes a symbol of the strength and beauty of nature in its wildest form. And the man rediscovers himself as pray like the others. You were recently a Gucci model. What have you taken from this experience in the luxury sector? For a long time I have appreciated the work of their Artistic Director, Alessandro Michele. Our meeting gave rise to something highly creative and inspiring.

Want to share the American Way of Life Donald Trump style? The 45th President of the United States also has hotels. His New York one plays the luxury card with his Spa, his exotic Café Mezz and his private concierge service simply called Trump Attaché. www.trumphotels.com/soho

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A restaurant in New York? The restaurant at the Crosby’s Street Hotel is superb. Which spirits do you enjoy? To relax, a little glass of Jameson on the rocks. When I go out, I can’t turn down a vodka tonic

with Kettel One or Grey Goose. I also discovered a vodka in Iceland when I was shooting Thor: The Dark World, the Reyka. At night it got very cold quickly. A Reyka with tonic and a squeeze of lemon. And the northern lights as a spectacle was amazing... What about wines? I would like to deepen my knowledge of wine. I have a weakness for Sancerre French wines and pinot noir. Otherwise, I love champagne. A film to watch with a final drink? Sometimes I need to unwind, so I watch a good film with special effects. Or otherwise, to stimulate my mind, I watch an art film or an old classic. I love French, Italian and Asian cinema. Recently I enjoyed A Bigger Splash with Ralph Fiennes and Matthias Schoenaerts. Kong: Skull Island by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, comes out on March 8, 2017.

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GOOD LIFE HONG KONG

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THE MOST EXPENSIVE CHINESE SPECIALITY? The Lung King Heen at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong was the first restaurant in China to receive three Michelin stars. This internationally acclaimed establishment offers foodies the best of Chinese cuisine. Featuring on the menu is one of the most succulent lacquered ducks on the planet, not to mention its truly unique abalone specialty. Selected with utmost care, this Yoshihama abalone braised in a supreme oyster sauce is a rare pleasure which explains its hefty price tag: $887/plate. An unparalleled culinary experience guaranteed. Lung King Heen, 4/F Four Seasons, 8 Finance Street. www. fourseasons.com

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GORDON LEUNG It is behind the furnaces of the elegant Spring Moon, of the legendary Peninsula Hotel, that he officiates with discretion and virtuosity. The master of Cantonese cuisine, Gordon Leung, head of one of the finest gourmet establishments in Hong Kong, has just scooped his first Michelin star. How did you react to the announcement of this Michelin star? I was absolutely delighted. Not just for me, but for my whole team. It was also a wonderful tribute to the work of all those who have built up the restaurant’s reputation for 30 years. What makes Spring Moon stand out from its many competitors in Hong Kong? Spring Moon offers Cantonese cuisine’s most delicious dishes, such as handmade dim-sum and seafood specialties, served in a very 1930s jazz ambiance. If you’re looking for authenticity, this is definitely the place for you. And what makes the menu unusual? The rarity of the fish and seafood that we use that is included on our menus according to the seasons. And it’s exactly the same things for all the other ingredients. For example, at the moment we have baby spinach poached with Portuguese Goji berries. These special berries are only available three months per year. The Spring Moon is also known for its rare dishes that we continue to serve. "Eight Treasures Duck", which is very complicated to prepare given the number of ingredients: mushrooms, chestnuts, Chinese salted ham, lotus seeds, salted eggs, lean pork and barley. To make the dish, each

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"treasure" must be prepared separately, while the duck is braised in abalone sauce for over an hour so that the meat fully absorbs the flavors of the sauce. What would be the best beverage to pair with such a sumptuous dish? Maotai immediately comes to mind. It is a brand of baijiu, a distilled white alcohol made from fermented sorgho, which is very popular in China. Maotai takes its name from a city close to Zunyi in Guizhou province where it is produced.

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If you had to choose a restaurant outside of the Peninsula? I really like going to a restaurant called Budaoweng, located in the ISquare shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui. There you can try a great hot pot, which is to Asia what cheese fondue is to France or Switzerland. It is a very spacious and relaxing place. And the food there is of great quality. www.hongkong.peninsula.com The Cathay Pacific Hong-Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition claims to be the main event of the genre in Asia. Master classes, conferences, tastings and experts from the entire world. www.hkiwsc.com

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GOOD LIFE PARIS

MAPPED OUT A CINEMA SCREENING IN A PALACE Did you know that the Royal MonceauRaffles Palace conceals one of the city’s most cutting-edge movie theaters? Better still, it has 99 extremely comfortable armchairs. Every Sunday, the hotel offers its ‘Royal Monceau Film Club’, the chance to take in a cinema classic having tucked into its famous Sunday brunch. Settle in to watch a film in one of the most chic private rooms on the planet with a cornet of caramel popcorn by Pierre Hermé Paris. The price of this exclusive experience: $158 www.leroyalmonceau.com

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FRANÇOIS-XAVIER DEMAISON Hiding (only just) behind the actor, one of the big names in France and star of his One Man Show, is a staunch hedonist, a lover of good restaurants and fine wine. Interview with Xavier Demaison before his great return to the Olympia.

What is far less known is that you are a great wine lover. Any discoveries? I would recommend the Antoine Arena Estate in Corsica. This is a wine which has affected me deeply. I find it extraordinary. There is a whole generation of vineyards in Corsica which is doing a really interesting job.

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Do you have a cellar? Yes, but on a just-in-time basis. I’m not a collector. Whatever I have, I drink. But let’s say that in my cellar, I have a particular penchant for the estates of Anglore, Eric Pfifferling, the Crozes Hermitage at the Dard & Ribo estate, the Côtes Rôties from Yves Gangloff, le clos des Grives de Laurent Combier, whites by Jean-François Ganevat, the wines of Yvon Metra... I’m crazy about all of those.

What about spirits? Ah, Armagnac! My body makes me pay for it. And also cognacs and calvados. Every time I go to Normandy, I visit Breuil Chateau. I love tasting it in front of the fireplace! And whiskey? Of course, I love whiskey! Peated whiskeys: Lagavulin, Talisker, Oban... And the Hibiki from Suntory’s for Japanese whiskeys. Finally, can you recommend a restaurant? The Cantine du Troquet by Christian Etchebest in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. I ate snails sautéed with mushrooms and chorizo, it was perfect. We’ve got a great selection of bistros with excellent products here. François-Xavier Demaison at the Olympia, from January 19 to 29. www.olympiahall.com

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2017 marks your reunion with the Olympia. Is it an unusual theater? Yes, this theater has a real dimension. It’s a large, beautiful music hall. People and artists alike enjoy going to the Olympia; this means that it’s a rewarding experience for everyone. And if you go on stage there, it’s also not by chance ...

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GOOD LIFE GENEVA

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WHERE CAN YOU FIND THE BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT IN THE CITY? Geneva has its very own starred Chinese chef who can be found at the luxury hotel La Réserve. The Tsé Fung is an enchanting establishment where Frank Xu, from a revered dynasty of restaurateurs from Shenzhen, makes gourmet diners feel as if they’re in the Middle Kingdom itself. His high-end cuisine, based on top-notch ingredients, meticulous cooking techniques and elegant presentations as well as exquisite dishes, has made it one of the world’s most renowned restaurants. Diamond Menu: $187 www.tsefung.ch

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JEAN-CLAUDE BIVER For the President of the watch department at LVMH, buoyancy has continued during 2016. The group has risen above a year tinged with gloominess in the luxury jewelry sector. The man, an avid collector of Château d’Yquem, is an enlightened wine lover. Interview… Jean-Claude Biver, the man to whom the watchmaking sector is indebted for having revived Blancpain and restored prestige to the brands of Omega and Hublot - no less - knows the tricks of a trade marked by extreme competition, which always allows him to stay in the top ranks of the profession. He notes: "Hublot experienced an increase in 2016 while the market was when the market was down by more than 10%. It has been at the top of the watchmaking industry for ten years now. Its outstanding innovation and creativity remain the driving force of its sales." For this "time master", it is in his cellar in his La Tourde-Peilz residence in Switzerland that immutably one of his other passions is immersed. As JeanClaude Biver is also crazy about wine, particularly the château d’Yquem, of which he even has a 1811 vintage. "Yquem is a unique case," he points out, "which reveals itself over time. It does not decline, even after 50 years (...) The only wine on this earth which lets you celebrate any centenary or bicentenary with quality." This stands among the other jewels of a collection which began at the dawn of the 1960s by this grandson of a Beaujolais winemaker, forged with

patience and passion, the big names parade: château Smith Haut-Laffite, château La Louvière, château Haut-Brion... "Wine is a ‘fusion’ of God and man", he explains with the emotion that he has found during his trips and his tasting like in his Ramatuelle house where a rosé from Provence manages to convey "the charm of the Mediterranean and the fragrances of the region". Also an ambassador of Vaud wines in Switzerland, Jean-Claude Biver reveals the secret of one of his favorite addresses: "The Châteauvieux Estate (www.chateauvieux.ch) of my friend Philippe Chevrier in Satigny. Spend the night there if you can, after tasting its generous cuisine washed down with some beautiful bottles of one of the most beautiful wineries of the region." www.chateauvieux.ch

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GOOD LIFE LONDON

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MIKE CHOI ‘Master of Havana Cigars’ since 2013, Mike Choi manages the Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop, an ultra-stylish smoking room in the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge. An interview with an aficionado in one of London’s chicest locations. A few words about the genesis of the Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop? The idea of creating a store combined with a smoking room came from one of the hotel owners who is also a great cigar collector and regular at the Davidoff London store managed by Edward Sahakian for the past 35 years. I think he wanted to create a place of retreat where he could enjoy a cigar in peace. His choice fell upon Edward Sahakian due to his reputation, expertise, and success in the field. The task of setting up this luxury smoking room and store in the Bulgari Hotel was entrusted to his son Eddie. A new stage in the amazing story of this dynasty of real aficionados. How many cigars do you offer in your cellar? 130 different types. We are, I believe, the second biggest store of this type in a UK hotel. For the past four months, our bestseller is the Trinidad Vigia. Among our other best-selling cigars, there is also the Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.2, as well as the Trinidad Reyes. And which is the most expensive? A Davidoff Aniversario No.1 sold at $1,350 each. Which rare spirits could a customer pair with this cigar? The bar of the Bulgari has so many treasures in this

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category on its menu. For me, the most outstanding are the 1960 Louis XIII Rémy Martin, a 1968 White Bowmore and a 1980 Dalmore Constellation Cask 2140. From a more personal point of view, what is your favourite cigar? My tastes evolve over time. Let’s say that one of my most memorable cigars is still the Cuban Davidoff No.2 given to me by Edward Sahakian. I smoked it at a friend’s house. I remember that it was perfectly constructed with a very gentle, almost voluptuous taste. That’s just how a cigar should be... The Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop, The Bulgari Hotel, 171 Knightsbridge.

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$1,375 The Glamburger, a burger made from Kobe beef, Canadian lobster, black truffle brie and bread wrapped in an edible golden leaf, is served at the Honky Tonk restaurant in Chelsea. www.honkytonklondon.com LOOK ONLINE

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Enthusiasts should not miss the Whisky Show, a great annual event which will take place in Glasgow on 18 and 19 February 2017 and brings together producers, sellers and collectors. whiskyshow.com

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LONDON

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A city of luxury and extravagance, London offers cocktail lovers places where the mastery and imagination of head barmen truly shine. Based in The Langham, the Artesian Bar has won enough prizes to reassure the most demanding of mixology enthusiasts. Here, the cocktails are called ‘Anti-hero’, ‘Spring drifting into summer’ and ‘Snake Charmer’, whose recipe requires the best spirits of the planet: Ketel one, Johnnie Walker Gold, Glenfiddich 15 year old,... To sip while lounging on one of the purple crocodile leather armchairs. The Artesian Bar, The Langham, 1c Portland Place, Marylebone, London. www.artesian-bar.co.uk


COLUMN ENRICO BERNARDO

Chablis

[ The one and only... ] Chablis, a world renowned French appellation thanks to its success overseas. It is certainly one of the most famous, but is also one of the most usurped in the world. However, it is still sometimes misunderstood by the wine lover: "A good Chablis but no chardonnay, please..."

There are many Premiers Crus. We’ve counted 40 of them! They produce complex wines with a lively and persistent finish, and boast great aging potential. While the Vaillons express themselves with more floral nuances, the Butteaux, on a heavier soil, deliver the richest wines. The Forêts have a more airy profile, a great finesse. As for the 7 grands crus, they represent the quintessence of the vineyard and offer racy, pure and complex long-keeping win after just a few years in the bottle. An extra asset then: there’s no point waiting a long time before opening these great wines. Les Clos or Blanchots Grand Crus can deliver and offer a concentrated, intense wine after just 5 or 6 years. It is not very difficult to find some of

these wines ready to drink at wine shops or restaurants. For the more patient, after about ten years, the wine will evolve into a patinated mouth with aromas of verbena and a very complex iodine frame. These sublime wines are paired with the most noble fish and shellfish, such as turbot or lobster. In contrast, we find the name Petit Chablis producing the simplest wines, the ideal companion for your oyster bucket. Wine maturation is subject to much discussion. Some winemakers have chosen to age their wines in a barrel while others prefer just a tank. It’s a question of philosophy and style where the use of the oak barrel does not seem compulsory to produce great Chablis with good keeping potential. Despite its isolated geography and its proximity to Champagne, Chablis is nevertheless closely linked to the Burgundy vineyards and represents 20% of its volume; an important figure that makes the Chablis area the true "reservoir" of Burgundy and explains its good standing on the international market. And we can’t go wrong with its price/pleasure ratio. In fact, the price of these wines, which are usually reasonable, allows the dry white wine lover to comfortably afford a good burgundy chardonnay. The cooperative wine cellar, La Chablisienne, which produces a quarter of Chablis wines, is a very good example and there is also a multitude of winegrowers producing perfectly vinified wines of exemplary quality. Find out more at www.vins-bourgogne.fr

ENRICO BERNARDO

The 2004 World’s Best Sommelier A gastronomy prodigy, Enrico went to catering college at a very young age and was named Best Young Chef in Europe! He quickly showed a particular acuity for tasting wines. This talent became an aspirational passion which resulted in the titles of Best Sommelier in Italy, Europe, and the World in 2004. Having served, in his early days, as a chef at Troisgros in Roanne, then as a sommelier artist at Franska Matsalem in the Grand Hôtel Stockholm, and in the Four Seasons George V, Enrico Bernardo has today created the innovative concepts for enhancing both the wine and the dish in a simple way, always pushing himself further in the discovery of subtle flavors. www.enricobernardo.com

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nd yet it is indeed 5453 hectares of Chardonnay that are planted on a virtually unique soil: the Kimmeridgian. There are already two key elements responsible for the success of Chablis wines: its soil and the volume of wines that this vineyard can produce every year thanks to its impressive size. Of course, the semi-continental soil plays a fundamental role in the typicity of these wines, but the Kimmeridgian is also largely responsible. This soil is white with marly limestone, rich in fossilized oysters and dates back about 150 million years. This is behind the minerality, the purity and the salinity of its wines. The sign of a great terroir, the expression of chardonnay is unique here, with a very strong identity. The wines are frank and provide immediate and obvious pleasure but hide many subtleties, especially through the Premiers and Grands Crus: an asset which is not always known to the general public.


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2016 in Review [ A Good Year for Wine ]

With 2016 drawing to a close, it’s time to recall the year’s defining economic moments, with special consideration for the Grand Cru wine world market. As for the indicative prices of Burgundy wines, they are at their highest levels ever. With lower yields for the next 2015s, prices will surely not be decreasing. While demand for the best Burgundy wines is very strong in Asia (and worldwide), there could very well be some market resistance because of these prices - especially for wines from small producers. These prices will certainly be accepted for production originating from a few top-tier estates, but producers below this level of excellence may have difficulty selling their wines.

We clearly observed a continuous trend in 2016: collectors demonstrated a willingness to pay premium prices for wines from distinguished collectors offering a solid guarantee of their provenance. This is undoubtedly positive, and I think that we will continue to see this increased insistence on traceability.

For its part, the secondary market seems to have experienced a rapid expansion after the UK Brexit vote. With the decline of the pound, buyers the world over, especially those in America and Asia, took advantage of the attractive prices offered by British merchants. After the buying spree on British inventory, a certain level of parity was restored and increased optimism could be observed on the market. This was especially the case in Asia, where the demand for the best ready-to-drink wines is still high, with increased sensitivity concerning the prices for younger wines.

Furthermore, the 2015 Bordeaux campaign was met with more interest than other recent vintages. We nonetheless observed a decrease in demand from Asian wine lovers. Given that collectors concentrate on wine of a certain age and that Bordeaux winemakers seem reticent to lower their prices, we can surmise that, for the time being, the upcoming nouveau wine campaigns will fail to meet past success levels.

We anxiously await the arrival of 2017, which seems to herald a more international market than ever before. This bodes well for likely stability and growth following more tumultuous periods.

ADAM BILBEY

Director - Head of Sotheby’s Wine, Asia. With fourteen years’ experience in the wine industry under his belt, Adam Bilbey joined Sotheby’s in 2015 as the Asia Director of the wine department. Throughout his career, he has worked in the United States, Australia and many regions in Asia where he has built up quite a reputation in the world of wines. Before joining Sotheby’s, Adam Bilbey was Sales Director at Berry Brothers & Rudd, where he was responsible for Hong Kong and China. He has proven experience and has established strong links with major wine lovers in Asia. He has appeared for a wine segment on BBC2’s program Something for the Weekend and was named "Man of the Year for the Service Industry" in 2009 by English magazine Esquire. www.sothebys.com

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here were some memorable sales on the auction market in 2016… Of note was the historic sale by Bill Koch, which aroused the interest of many collectors worldwide. The struggle led by the billionaire against the forgery of Grand Cru wines is well-known. It is certainly interesting to note that in this year when collectors were increasingly preoccupied with the authenticity and provenance of Grand Cru wines, the world record for largest sale of a private collection of vintages was broken.


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AUCTIONS WORLD

The auctions From Hong Kong to New York Old vintages, especially those bearing prestigious labels, are increasingly sought after by collectors. This often means that a trip to the world’s biggest auctions is in order... By Audrey Grosclaude

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$22,277

ZACHYS – NEW YORK

December 2 and 3 - www.zachys.com

This is the price of a bottle of The Macallan 1961 whiskey estimated at between $18 and 19,000, sold in Paris by Artcurial.

BONHAMS – EDIMBOURG

December 7, 2016 - www.bonhams.com

$37,184

This is the highest auction ever recorded for a bottle of Burgundy, in this case a bottle of Chambertin 1865 from Bouchard Père & Fils, proposed for sale by Christie’s in Hong Kong.

BONHAMS – LONDRES

December 8, 2016 - www.bonhams.com

CHRISTIE’S – NEW YORK

December 9, 2016 - www.christies.com

$41,787

This is the sum collected by Sotheby’s in New York for the benefit of the reintegration association "Getting Out and Staying Out" for a dinner of six guests at the Clarence in Paris. An evening accompanied by a lunch and a private visit of the Bordeaux chateau La Mission Haut-Brion.

ARCADIA – AMIENS

December 10, 2016 - www. cabinex.eu

ARTCURIAL – PARIS

December 15, 2016 - www.artcurial.com

SOTHEBY’S – HONG KONG

January 21, 2017 - www.sothebys.com

$60,367

For 12 bottles of Vosne-Romanée 1993 from the Henri Jayer Estate at the fourth online auction of the year by Baghera Wines in Geneva. A rare product, the 7th batch thus becomes the most expensive wine auctioned in Switzerland and also online.

BONHAMS – SAN FRANCISCO March 17, 2017 - www.bonhams.com

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$281,485

This is the total from the sale of Pierre-Yves Le Diberder’s cellar. Organized by Pierre Bergé & Associés, just a few days after a major artwork sale, it allowed the auction, at $10,574, of 6 bottles of Petrus 2011.

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An excellent 2016 vintage at Sotheby’s where the year ended with a historic sale: the first devoted to Bollinger champagnes.

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The Estate of the Saumur-Champigny appellation, the Clos Rougeard of the Foucault family is part of these new labels to follow closely. A bottle of Saumur Brézé 2005 has thus crossed the 210 dollar threshold. It was won in a hard-fought battle by a Russian wine lover on the online auction at iDealwine. www.idealwine.net

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he favorite champagne of Commander James Bond allowed Sotheby’s to close 2016 with panache. Recently, the New York branch of the House organized a sale of Bollinger champagnes directly imported from the cellars of the Champagne house. Very much awaited by fans of the brand, the day was marked by the auction of a bottle of Bollinger 1914 Experience for $12,250. Aged for 102 years, this precious beverage was recently exhumed from a disused gallery and is accompanied by a visit and a tasting in the cellars of Bollinger for its buyer. A Jeroboam (3 liters) of Bollinger RD 1979, also found a taker for $6,738 (estimated at around $3000) and three bottles of Bollinger 1973, a rare year, more than doubled their high estimate by being snapped up for $5,145. A test tasting of success for the very first auctions organized around the Maison Bollinger.

Also nicknamed ‘the man with the 40 chateaux’, Bernard Magrez is not just the only owner of four grands crus classés in Bordeaux. He has the same number of rare musical instruments: a Stradivarius 1713, a 1975 Nicolas Lupot violin, a 1660 Cassini viola and a 1788 Fernando Gagliano cello. Collectible pieces, valued at several millions at auction, were all loaned to young French musicians. www.bernard-magrez.com

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chic cigars and a rare spirit...

Five extraordinary pairings to honor Glenmorangie Pride 1978. This whiskey, preserved in five barrels since 1978, has benefited from 15 years of additional maturation in the barrels of great Bordeaux wines. Presented in a carafe by Laurence Brabant and Wouter Scheublin, and blending the power of spices and sugary notes, just a few bottles have been made. Rarity comes at a price: $4,845 By Jean-Pascal Grosso

FLOR DE SELVA, ANIVERSARIO N°20 TEMPO HONDURAS • Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 • Wrapper: Habano Jamastran • Binder: Azacualpa Olancho • Filler: Honduras • Price: $10.55

TASTING For its 20th anniversary, Flor de Selva has launched a range to instantly win the hearts of aficionados. A good sized cigar, that looks proud and more powerful in its finery than in its box, it develops pleasant creamy caramel notes. It has a woody tone finish. PAIRING Such a perfectly structured cigar must be an ideal match with the Glenmorangie Pride 1978 which plays on delicious caramelized citrus notes and milky coffee in the mouth.

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DAVIDOFF, NICARAGUA BOX PRESSED TORO NICARAGUA • Dimensions: 6.06 x 0.7 • Wrapper: Habano Oscuro • Binder: Habano Jalapa • Filler: Ometepe, Condega and Estelí • Price: $21.00

TASTING A square-headed Nicaraguan far from the legendary curves of the cigar. As pleasing on the eye as it is on the palate, this "pressed" cigar reveals aromas of grilled almond, wild pepper and spices. Solid and gourmet.

BALMORAL, XO LANCERO BLEND • Dimensions: 7 x 0.5 • Wrapper: Brazilian Arapiraca • Binder: Dominican Olor • Filler: Brazil and Dominican Republic • Price: $12.30

TASTING Driven by its success, the Balmoral XO line now offers a very well-finished Lancero. As always, the "XO" creates excitement with its aromatic richness, its honorable intensity and its woody tones. This is a Lancero which blends elegance and unctuousness.

PARTAGAS, CORONAS GORDAS AÑEJADOS CUBA • Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.7 • Wrapper: Cuba • Binder: Cuba • Filler: Cuba • Price: $15.00

TASTING The Añejados range - these cigars made using tobacco aged for between five and eight years - also blends with Partagas. Famous for its vitolas with their powerful centers, this offers a great illustration of its expertise: spices, hazelnut and cocoa mingle harmoniously.

FLOR DE COPAN, MONARCAS HONDURAS • Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.7 • Wrapper: Connecticut of Ecuador • Binder: Honduras • Filler: Honduran Copan, El Paraiso, Santa Barbara • Price: $9.60

TASTING A good running for this Flor de Copan, a product loved by aficionados who don’t go for overly powerful cigars. The cigar plays on chocolate flavors and roasted notes.

PAIRING A round bottle + a square cigar? This hedonistic theorem unveils the encounter of two pleasures constructed in an exemplary fashion. The power of Davidoff marries wonderfully with the whiskey’s suavity and pepper spice and baked fruit notes.

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PAIRING Glenmorangie and Partagas make a delectable tandem here for the taste buds. This alchemy will probably thrill lovers of proven power while being mastered. Pure pleasure.

PAIRING In the palate, Glenmorangie Pride 1978 seduces with its solid structure and its very marked aromas of cinnamon, clove and anise. For aficionados who would like to take full advantage of this rare nectar, the Monarcas will be a welcome guest, constant without taking over.

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PAIRING Here, everything is in proportion. The beautifully earthy, organic side of the cigar complements the warmth of the Pride 1978. This Lancero does not impinge on the whiskey’s final flavors of blackcurrant and chocolate. The whole thing enchants.


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$2,111 The record set in 2008 at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, for the tasting of 1.4 fl.oz of Hardy Perfection. A cognac exclusively from Grande Champagne that pairs wonderfully with cigars such as Monte Cristo or Cohiba.

That’s 45 dollars per ml for 400 ml (14 fl.oz) of the oldest whiskey recorded by the Guinness Book: Glenavon Special Whisky Liqueur. It was bottled in the Glenavon distillery, which disappeared just before 1860 in Ballindalloch in Scotland between 1851 and 1858.

The sale price displayed on the site of Dartz (Latvia), manufacturer of armored vehicles, for a gold and diamond-encrusted bottle of Russo Baltique vodka. Inspired by the firm’s automotive radiators, apparently it is delivered in an armored glass package.

Such precious spirits... Adorned in gold and diamonds, dressed up in platinum or bottled in the 19th century, vodkas, whiskeys or tequilas are sometimes appreciated as collectibles. An overview in five figures... Text: Audrey Grosclaude • Photo: Dmytro Zinkevych

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A record rate for the world’s most expensive tequila, a 6-year-old Ley.925 (Hacienda La Capilla), made from 100% blue agave. Designed by Fernando Altamirano, the bottle is adorned with platinum and diamonds. Ten months of work was required by Mexican artisans to produce it.

$1,055,810

The alarming price of a bottle of Diva vodka. Distilled three times and filtered seven, notably on a bed of finely crushed precious stones, the drink contains a Swarosvki crystal wand and features a bracelet to remove and wear on your wrist.

$3,503,626

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An American who had met her other half in Barcelona wanted to surprise him on their wedding day: to serve the guests the Iberian pastry specialties that he loved over there. For obvious reasons, it was impossible to transport them all the way to America... But the concierge service Alberta La Grup found a Spanish pastry chef who could come over for the night to top off the evening with a delicious and memorable dessert.

EXCLUSIVE WEDDING CAKES...

A request from a customer was made to convince chef Eric Ripert, winner of with 3 Michelin stars, to concoct an exclusive dinner composed of seven dishes for eight people in Las Vegas. From the elegance of the restaurant to the offering of the menu and the selection of wine and spirits (including a 1834 Porto), this experience has remained memorable for the luxury concierge service Element Lifestyle, which takes great pride in its accomplishments just like Eric Ripert, a discreet chef who rarely participates in private events.

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In a world where luxury has reached dizzying heights, international concierge services closely track the changes of one of the most demanding markets. Their credo: To meet the demands of a clientele fueled by its dreams and passions and is prepared to go to extreme measures to make them a reality...

Concierge : luxury challenges

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A British man contacted Unique Properties and Events to offer his girlfriend the engagement of her dreams in Saint-Tropez, France. "Our client requested 3000 Pierre de Ronsard roses", recalls Cédric Reversade, President of the concierge service. "We solicited the best florists on the Côte d’Azur and hired five people to cut the flowers with the utmost attention. A month later, thrilled, he called us back to organize their wedding in Marrakesh." 

ENGAGEMENT AND ROSES...

When a London customer asked Pure Entertainment Group to organize a private meeting between his son and a Hollywood celebrity, the concierge service contacted the star. It then took care of the child’s travel from London to Los Angeles, as well as his accommodation and activities once there. The meeting took place at the child’s hotel where the star sang him a song and took photos with him: According to him, it was "the best day of his life" with a multi-thousand-dollar price tag.

MEETING WITH AN IDOL!

In Hong Kong, luxury holds a very special place, which makes the former British protectorate a true eden for top international brands. It also happens that luxury fanatics ask to set off along the trail of their favorite accessories. For example, Quintessentially planned a trip to Joux Valley in Switzerland for a luxury watch enthusiast from Hong Kong. Having visited different workshops, he ordered 48 watches, asking for his name to be engraved on each of them so that he can give them as presents.

FOR THE LOVE OF WATCHES

QUINTESSENTIALLY HONG KONG With over 60 offices in the main cities of five continents, the members of Quintessentially benefit from assistance and permanent support wherever they are, with discretion, confidentiality and optimal operational efficiency. www.quintessentially.com

PURE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP MONTREAL Created in 2008, this company offers high-end luxury concierge services, bespoke travel packages and access to prestigious events and unique experiences around the entire world for affluent individuals and companies. www.purentonline.com

Created over 15 years ago by Cédric Reversade and Paul Maxime Koskas, Unique Properties and Events is the combination of a dream villa rental agency, an international events organizer and a global luxury concierge service. www.uniquepropertiesandevents. com

UNIQUE PROPERTIES AND EVENTS LONDRES

Launched in 2009, Element Lifestyle has become in just a few years THE concierge service for the personalities on the US west coast. It has a special focus on requests from foodie customers. www.elementlifestyle.com

ELEMENT LIFESTYLE LOS ANGELES

Since 2006, Alberta La Grup has been offering its clients exceptional service with complete discretion. Whatever their requirements, international clients always trust the team to find personalized solutions. www.albertalagrup.com

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DESIGN WINE CARAFES

CRYSTAL LEGEND Ispahan! A legendary crystal creation, an iconic signature: that is Baccarat. This wonderful re-edition of the carafe presented at the Paris Universal Exhibition in 1878 is made of crystal of unparalleled purity, painted with colored enamel and gold. The luckiest collectors will be able to find one of the 100 numbered copies. This Oriental-style masterpiece of virtuosity inspired by Turkish ceramics, sells for $6,450.  www.baccarat.com

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wine carafes! Containers don’t get much more beautiful than these crystal carafes in their wonderful robes of light to enhance and liberate the subtle of aromas of Grand Crus. With their exquisite, timeless refinement, these masterpieces by the world’s leading master glassmakers guarantee some shine and sparkle on your table... And make your evenings magical.

BECAUSE ART IS THE ULTIMATE LUXURY For 138 years, Daum has enjoyed strong partnerships with the most talented artists of its time (more than 350) and seduced great collectors. The only glassmaker in the world to master perfecting pâte de verre [glass paste], it creates and gives life to unique items of a rare beauty. The Plume carafe (16), sublime in its blown crystal case, is adorned with a crystal paste stopper in shades of blue; a secret known only to this great house. Price: $2,140 www.daum.com

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LET THERE BE LIGHT! Lalique… a brand that distills dreams. Its name alone evokes the transparency and light of crystal. Named Tianlong, this decanter is an ode to the powerful celestial dragon from the Orient, a symbol of strength, life and wealth. Designed to meet the demands of oenologists and aesthetes, this 2012 vintage highlights the robe and the bouquet of great wines. In red crystal, the majestic dragon reigns supreme over the precious elixir. Price: $2,000 www.lalique.com

ONE BREATH.... FOR THE MAGIC TO OPERATE Although Riedel is known for its creativity and its innate sense of aesthetics, the brand never sacrifices function over form! The double Magnum decanter was especially designed for the 260th anniversary of the great Austrian glassworks (and there are just 260 available!). Its elongated snake-like shape is designed so that the wine is aerated and develops beautifully. In the Tyrolean factory, each piece is mouthblown. An ancestral savoirfaire that justifies its price: $1,065 www.riedel.com

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PORTRAIT PATRICE LEGRIS

DID YOU KNOW? The tax regime in Mauritius for foreign buyers is simple: a single rate of 15% applies to the income of individuals, companies and VAT. By becoming a permanent Mauritian resident, thanks to the permit granted and whatever the property acquired at Anahita (in full ownership), it is possible to establish one’s tax domicile in Mauritius according to certain specific criteria. A property surplus value is not imposed.

Patrice Legris A well-informed collector President of Alteo Properties Ltd, a company specializing in luxury real estate development on the island of Mauritius and a major player in numerous business networks, Patrice Legris has been building a passion for wine since he spent years studying it in France. Interview.... By Viviane Lafargue

A few words about your cellar? The first-growth Bordeaux wines that I often buy make up most of my cellar. I have a weakness for Saint-Julien wines, particularly for the Ducru-Beaucaillou, Talbot and Beychevelle Chateaux. The best you’ve ever tasted? The superb vintages from Mouton-Rothschlid, Petrus, HautBrion… On a professional level, Alteo Properties, which you manage, is part of the Alteo Group… Yes. The Group’s main activities focus on the sugar cane cultivation and transformation sector, as well as on energy production. Alteo now has 15,000 ha of land on Mauritius and is also present in Kenya and Tanzania. What about Alteo Properties? It all started in 2006 when we launched the island’s most prestigious property project, Anahita Mauritius, which is an IRS program (Integrated Resort Scheme), allowing foreigners to purchase full property assets including those designed by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte.

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Alteo Properties Ltd is a promoter and developer of this 213-hectare project which today has 200 owners out of the 300 projected by 2020. Why invest in Mauritius? I think that in addition to offering a pleasant climate throughout the year, Mauritius is the historic crossroads of Indian, Asian, African and European cultures. Our road, port and telecommunications infrastructure has allowed our country to experience a real economic boom. We have reputed health structures and our education centers have numerous agreements with international universities. Also, Mauritius has been ranked the best country to do business in the world according to a study by Forbes and is one of the world’s most peaceful countries according to The Economist. But I could also speak about our short time difference between Europe and the frequency of daily flights... How much do you need to invest to buy a property in Anahita? The prices of our properties range between US$ 850,000 and US$ 14 million... To find out more about Anahita: www.anahitaproperty.com

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What are your earliest memories of wine? Even as a student, wine was one of my passions. I even envisaged being an oenologist...I remember tasting very fine bottles of Chateau de Pommard. As for red wine, I was first conquered by burgundies before moving towards Bordeaux wines. And for white, first of all I tasted Alsace wines, and then I went for Loire and Burgundy wines.


CELLAR PHILIPPE CASTEJA

The Castéja Family’s Great Wine Cellar As a multi-generational wine merchant and the owner of multiple wine estates, including Batailley, a 5th Grand Cru Classé (1855) under the Pauillac appellation, the Castéja family is a major name in the world of Bordeaux wine. It has just launched "La Grande Cave" ("Great Wine Cellar"), an online retailer exclusively dedicated to Bordeaux wines and connecting them with new customers. By Jade EGNA

The Castéja family has launched its "La Grande cave" website with its sights clearly set on entering the direct consumer sales market with a focus on Bordeaux wines. "We offer over one thousand different labels, representing the largest number of product references, be they wine estates or brands, and we will cover the entire range of wines, from 4 euro bottles to the most prestigious grand cru wines," insists Frédéric Castéja, in charge of this business line. "We guarantee that we will only sell wines already in stock," adds President of the family holding company, Philippe Castéja. This is a powerful sales incentive for lovers of fine wines, who can rest assured that the precious bottles have been held under ideal conditions prior to delivery. "What makes this site special is that we only offer Bordeaux wines, because it is managed by a family from Bordeaux and we believe in our fine wines," stipulates Philippe Castéja.

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The site features teaching tools that transport visitors on a voyage through the vineyards of Bordeaux: a sensory engine allowing users to discover their "œnological profile", an educational guide and an address book of the essential sites and vineyards of Bordeaux. Each wine estate producing Grand Cru Classé wines has its own custom page. A section offering services, advice and private conciergerie is available to meet all specific requests. The group is aiming for La Grande Cave to generate an annual turnover of 2 million euros in 2017, with a view to adapting the concept for deployment as a chain of stores. The website nonetheless refrains from selling abroad, because the trading group already exports worldwide. "Since we cannot be in competition with our importers and distributors, La Grande Cave will therefore be focused on the French market," stresses Frédéric Castéja. To learn more, visit www.lagrandecave.fr 

DID YOU KNOW? The Castéja family settled in Bordeaux in the 16th century. Philippe Castéja, the founder of "La Grande Cave", is the fifthgeneration descendant of Pierre Castéja, the notary and mayor of Bordeaux in 1860, who left his mark on local city planning, particularly through the creation of boulevards. His great-grandfather Eugène and his grandfather Jean continued the family’s participation in the legal profession.

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he worldwide wine e-commerce market is undoubtedly booming, with 300 players on the French market combining for an estimated annual turnover of 1.5 billion euros.


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THE IMAGE WINE LIBRARIES

The Bollinger Wine Libraries In 2010, concealed behind a wall of empty bottles, an abandoned wine cellar containing bottles and magnums of reserve Bollinger wines was discovered. It was clear from the outset that they were very old. This "forgotten cellar" had miraculously preserved period small wooden panels whose inscriptions indicated the origins and vintage of certain batches, for example an 1886 Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, an 1893 Verzenay and a 1914 Aÿ.

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ith the help of some archival research conducted that same year, other mysterious inscriptions gradually began to make sense, revealing the true extent of this discovery. Indeed, the wine archives enabled us to unveil the exact meaning of the inscription "CB 14" – an 1830 vintage!

In 2012, under the guidance of Cellar Master Gilles Descôtes, the House embarked upon a vast restoration project, aiming to save these rare old wines. While the state of preservation varied between bottles, the project meticulously restored over 4,000 bottles. Taking three years to complete, this major initiative resulted in the June 2016 unveiling of two living wine libraries, namely, Galerie 1829 and La Réserve. Galerie 1829 showcases old Bollinger wines preserved since the House was founded in 1829: 7330 bottles (in standard bottle, magnum and jeroboam formats), 65 different vintages. The spotlight will shine particularly brightly on the vintage Bollinger R.D. collection, created in 1952, in addition to the vintage Vieilles Vignes Françaises collection, developed since 1969, and the red wine collection. La Réserve will showcase one of the very foundations of Bollinger style - our reserve magnums. A few figures: 3125 bottles, 45 vintages,16 different crus. . To learn more, go to www.champagne-bollinger.com

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The showcasing of this tradition perpetuated by Bollinger allows for a better understanding of the complexity and richness involved in crafting this exceptional champagne. It is a true voyage into the past to encounter rich and powerful aromas which, like spices, add sublime influences to the blends Bollinger has produced for over a century.

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Richard Orlinski in a photo session in the brand new mansion of the legendary Studio Harcourt, located in Paris’ 16th arrondissement. Until January 17, 2017, photography lovers will be able to discover the pop-up exhibition Perspectives, which revisits Harcourt’s artistic and experimental artistic dimension. And for a final quirky touch, meet at the Café Harcourt by Dalloyau for some tasty dishes served from breakfast until teatime.

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Richard Orlinski [ Protean Artist ]

Richard Orlinkski, the most highly regarded French sculptor of his time, has been creating a unique colorful bestiary for the past ten years and is swift to reveal his fangs and seduce the international jet set. Among his greatest fans and buyers are Meryl Streep, Sharon Stone, Rihanna, Harrison Ford and Richard Branson. The best-selling French artist in the world in 2015 ahead of Robert Combas, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a real self-made man of eclectic talents. Unsurprisingly, he has a penchant for wines that are a reflection of himself: with strong personality. Text: Audrey Grosclaude â&#x20AC;˘ Photo: Studio Harcourt Paris With thanks to Anouk, Laetitia and the team at Studio Harcourt Paris.

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The work of Richard Orlinski bears witness to a deep reflection on the animal instinct and human nature. Known for his brightly colored animal sculptures (panthers, crocodiles, wolves etc.), he exhibits throughout the world in the open air or in the 90 galleries which support him.

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flamboyant fifty-something, Richard Orlinski is a man on a tight schedule. No sooner had he left our photo session at Studio Harcourt (Paris 16th) than he was busying himself to get to another. It must be said that he is a prolific, on-trend and hyperactive artist, constantly on the go and who’s not afraid to dabble in a bit of this and that (sculpture, music, cinema); whether this is in his artistic practices (resin, aluminum, marble, stone, stainless steel, petrified wood) or in his uninhibited approach to wine. At the head of a four-child "Orlinski team", this rock-star-esque dad is clocking up the miles circling the globe, moving between St. Barts and Aspen. He has one regret about his fast-paced lifestyle: "I love to cook but I just don’t get In 2004, he launched his concept ‘Born the time. This is a shame, because at least I knew what Wild’, which focuses on "the animal was on my plate. I have a great love for production; I instinct and human nature" and aims to "transform negative impulses into was already making dishes when I was 14. I even made positive emotions". my own cheese. And I have an emotional memory of the grapes that grace the vineyards of our country house in the Loiret." With Richard Orlinski, one idea runs into the next. The flow is fast, a reflection of his meteoric rise. Considered the world’s best-selling French contemporary artist, he is paradoxically better known to the mainstream press than Art Press, his peers reproach him for his famous friendships and his eclecticism, and no doubt also his ambition for wide-scale seduction. In fact, the Frenchman likes that his trajectory is more closely resembles American success stories than it does to the existentialist questions of German-speaking intellectuals. Richard Orlinski has it all and more. Whatever, he’s not the type to be affected by it. He’s been around the block a few times. As a young graduate, the Parisian already had a string of professional experiences under his belt: business, design, interior architecture, real estate, events... We point out to him that sculpture came along much later. He’s soon to rectify it, adding that although he started living off his art later on in life, he’d been creating it ever since his childhood. In 2004, he presented his first red resin crocodile and launched his concept ‘Born Wild’, which focuses on "the animal instinct and human nature" and aims to "transform negative impulses into positive emotions". Exhibited at the FIAC in 2006, his ‘bestiaire flash et pop’ [flash and pop bestiary] is reminiscent for some of Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Niki de Saint Phalle. It took just a few months to invade the network of celebrity galleries in Paris, Saint-Tropez, Cannes and Miami. Then the consecration came along. His devotees include Sharon Stone and Pharell Williams, hotels, the very well-heeled, not to mention the public authorities, as evidenced by his work at the ski resort of Courchevel. For several years, the most fantastic Savoyard resort in France has been hosting a spectacular open-air exhibition. On a trip through the village and up to the peaks of Saulire you’ll come across an impressive red gorilla, a 5-meter-high bear, horses, wolves and even an incredible openwork tiger.

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••• Radical, daring creations without half measures, just like the "extra black" chocolate that he munches or the "frank, powerful wines" that he adores and that he likes to discover with the help of his friend Vincent Moreau, the man in charge of the Château de Ruth and the Galuval Estate: "As far as red is concerned, I’ve a certain penchant for Côtes-du-Rhône but I’m always happy to go along with the guidance of vineyards, friends, encounters. I also like rosés from the Alpilles, especially from Vallon des Glauges. As a young man, at the age of 17, I tasted great wines, Romanée Conti, Cheval Blanc or Château Ausone, stolen by my classmates from their Neuilly cellars. But I knew absolutely nothing about them!" And today? "I’m an enthusiast, I’ve got my fair share of experience", he states modestly, explaining that he’s trained his "palate over time and on his travels". "I’m often surprised by the quality of the Californian, Australian and South America wines that I’ve been introduced to". However, not to the point of taking photos of the labels. It’s a matter of method. "I only like wines that I’m told about, there needs to be a human element involved, the artisan’s input",

says the sculptor. A unique confession for a public figure so able to galvanize the crowds. After the dancefloor-filling electro single Heartbeat, a clubbing hit featuring Dutch singer Eva Simons, Richard Orlinski will unveil his brand new title next January: Paradise. Resulting from a rare invitation from Disney, in a few months he will present a reinterpretation of the famous Mickey magician from Fantasia. Further enhancing his biography, the piece is planned for spring 2017 at Michel Lafon. This constantly surprising, top-ranking artist has so many moments to clink Ruinart, his favorite champagne; we also found out that he is an Asian cuisine aficionado, a Japanese sake connoisseur and he does not rule out an artistic collaboration with a vineyard one of these days... Find out more: www.richardorlinski.fr and www.studio-harcourt.eu

I tasted great wines as a young 17-year-old man: Romanée Conti, Cheval Blanc or Château Ausone, stolen by my classmates from their Neuilly cellars. But I knew absolutely nothing about them! Richard Orlinski

DINING KINUGAWA MATIGNON

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Subtly revisited by the decorator duo Gilles & Boissier, this restaurant is the fruit of Romain Costa and the Black Code Group. "Here you will taste exceptional Japanese cuisine, it’s very exacting. It’s not just a trendy address; there is a lot of work based on quality and the product. They also have some very interesting sakés." Paris, France www.kinugawa.fr

Spectacular chandeliers, monumental wings inspired by Egyptian mythology, wide upholstered benches ... "Sportsmen,models,artists,businessmen ...Everyone meets up in this nightclub! It’s chic, arty and it plays great music." New York, Etats-Unis www.provocateurny.com

"It’s an address that I love so much, the service there is unbelievable. And I made them a giant stiletto. On the island, you must also check out the newly renovated Guanahani. Not to mention the hotels of the Barrière by my friend Dominique Desseigne, where I stay egularly and where my works are often exhibited." Saint-Barthelemy, French Antilles. www.edenrockhotel.com www.leguanahani.com

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AN BEASTLY COLLECTION The common thread in Richard Orlinski’s artwork, his concept ‘Born Wild’ invites the animal in us to ask inquire about the "paradoxical essence of savage beasts, which are ferocious, powerful and dominant but are symbols of freedom, intelligence (...)". Often predators (shark, wolf, tiger etc.), but sometimes herbivores (hippo, elephant, bull etc.), for Richard Orlinski, what they have in common is that they present themselves as conquerors, wearing their fractal, faceted shapes, sometimes matte, sometimes lacquered and in spectacular dimensions. These are zoomorphic works complemented by a series of symbolic pieces, such as superman, jeans and stilettos as a nod to pop culture and folklore.

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THE ELEGANCE OF THE PANTHER "This panther is a real technical challenge.

For a long time Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been keen to play, like with Chinese shadows, on full and empty spaces, with light perspective. Because of its size, the process was very long, very complicated." (Richard Orlinski)

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SÉBASTIEN LABE’S PAIRINGS WITH 3 OF RICHARD ORLINSKI’S WORKS Sébastien Labe, Head Sommelier at the five-star Cheval Blanc, a contemporary French ski resort in Courchevel 1850, has lent himself with gusto to working on pairings. He presents the vintages that he has selected to pair with three Richard Orlinski works.

HOWLING WOLF

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THE SOMMELIER MOMENT

H The power and the athletic aspect of the wolf evoke the image of a beautiful Syrah of the North Rhone Valley. Just a few years old yet full of intensity, this wine is slightly wild, powerful and racy and hails from the legendary Hermitage hill: the Hermitage cuvée on the 2009 Maison Chapoutier vintage. A name of solitude, like the wolf itself perhaps, before he gathers his pack for a moment of sharing.

STANDING WILD BEAR

PAIRINGS  This imposing structure with its combative air plunges me into fleshy and firm tannins, surrounded by a dense, opulent matter. The Malbec and the Cabernet offer us that required raciness, power and beastliness. For a young and deeply intense vintage as the 2011, the Cheval des Andes plays the part perfectly. And let’s not forget that a bear can also be a "teddy bear", an accessible and generous companion, like the one positioned at the foot of the slopes of our Cheval Blanc chalet.

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Head Sommelier at the five-star Cheval Blanc*****, Courchevel, France. www.courchevel.chevalblanc.com

PAIRINGS  Brilliant, sparkling, daring ... this work epitomizes the party, so champagne it is! The silver color calls for a pure and intense cuvée. The fall of the jeans with its numerous folds brings us towards the complexity. So why not an extremely rare cuvée? Let’s create the opposition of style: the label that I suggest is a dark black color, but the bottle encases a wine that is as strikingly bright and extraordinary as this magnificent piece: let’s open a Dom Pérignon P2 1996!

RICHARD ORLINSKI’S TOP 5 WINES

Château Rayas, 1978

More than a legend, chateau Rayas is in fact a reality; that of a unique terroir boasting the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. www.chateaurayas.fr

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou, 1975

A great Bordeaux wine, produced under the Saint-Julien appellation. He always honors his title of Cru Classé in 1855. www.chateau-ducru-beaucaillou.com

Richebourg Grand Cru,  Romanée Conti, 1985

This great burgundy is a musketeer of the king who loves to live in company, to laugh and to sing. www.romanee-conti.fr

Domaine La Grange des Pères, 2010

A wonder in Languedoc. Rare, coveted cuvées, bitterly disputed among enthusiasts and collectors.

Château d’Yquem, 1966

The château of Yquem is a name which belongs to the legend of wine.... A Sauternes which makes collectors tremble with excitement. www.yquem.fr

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An Italian saga

[ In Luigi Rossi’s Footsteps ] Its name evokes an Italian celebration in a Piedmontese village, as well as glamour, seduction and subdued lighting in a hushed ambiance. Its renown places it among the most famous aperitifs in the world. Martini’s saga-like history could inspire a great director. Its story is told like a legend... To strengthen its myth and perpetuate its history, Martini is constantly reinventing itself while maintaining its identity. Text: Antonio Delmonti • Photo: Leif Carlsson, www.leifcarlssonphoto.com et Casa Martini • Model: Werner Schreyer (Success Men Paris) Stylists: Yvette Ebengue assistée de Izabelle Annet • Make-up artist, hair stylist: Rabab Mua Thanks to the entire Casa Martini team, as well as to Thibault Ruffat and Jean-Jacques from Success Men Paris.

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Werner Schreyer in search of days gone by at the wheel of a Ferrari 275 GTB/4 (only 350 cars produced between the autumn of 1966 and the spring of 1968). Located in Pessione near Turin, Italy, Casa Martini is the living memory of Martini & Rossi. A place inspired by the founders Alessandro Martini, Luigi Rossi and Teofilo Sola, over 150 years ago. Straddling the worlds of tradition, modernity, culture and botany, today it contains, among others, a museum, a period laboratory, a boutique, a bar academy, a room to study botany, a space devoted to making cocktails and a lounge... SMALTO leather jacket, $5,200. BARBOUR black chinos. ACABA GANTIER lambskin gloves, $88.

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Bitter, gin and an orange slice). The brand invested in prestigious locations all around the world to set up its well-known terraces, from Milan to Buenos Aires, and from Sao Paulo to Paris... Here, the local elite could sip cool cocktails in peace. The brand launched the Martini Racing Team, its own car racing stable, easily identified by its blue and red stripes. At the end of the 1950s, a young and then unknown Andy Warhol would become one of the many artists to craft advertising campaigns for Martini since 1890. James Bond himself, through the person of Sean Connery, became part of the tradition with his famous line "Dry Martini, shaken, not stirred".

The Birth of a Vermouth In 1863, in the Piedmont region, Alessandro Martini, a wine merchant, and Luigi Rossi, a botanist and expert in liqueurs, shared the same passion for original aromas. They combined their talents in association with the accountant Teofilo Sola to build a small company that then produced a vermouth based on wine and aromatic plant extracts. Out of the association of smoothness and bitterness, Martini & Rossi was born…

The Art of Mixology Then, the passion for cocktails experienced a downturn. Martini then had a series of dark years... A new era began in 1993, when the fifth generation of Rossis sold the company to Bacardi, the giant rum company of Cuban origin. At the end of the 1990s, perhaps thanks to Tom Cruise’s charming cinematic role as a bartender, cocktails experienced a worldwide resurgence in interest. Martini tried to profit from this craze… But since the 2000’s, Martini has struggled to seduce the new generations. The House then banked on its origins and went upscale with the release of two special reserve products at the end of 2015, Ambrato and Rubino. For the past few months, the Italian brand has completely renewed the design of its iconic bottle and has launched a new campaign based on its mythical logo. This is to set it apart as the essential aperitif brand and to put it back on the long drinks landscape, with drinks like Martini & Tonic, accompanied by a wedge of lime or orange, to provide a light, fresh and sparkling note.

A Genuine Ascent Alessandro Martini was a true globetrotter who travelled the world to introduce Martini Rosso, the house’s very first creation. He very quickly established a solid reputation in Italy, and rapidly beyond its borders: in Europe and Argentina, and later, in the United States, China and Japan… Its renown stimulated the creation of new aromas. Luigi Rossi, the botanist and wine-making expert, spearheaded the creative process. He first created Martini Rosso, the vermouth par excellence. In 1872, he created a unique and versatile liqueur, Martini Bitter: bright red, with a subtle orange flavor and gentian highlights, it remains a timeless beverage. Then, in 1900, the House released an Extra Dry version of vermouth: slightly woody, with notes of raspberry and lemon. It was followed in 1910 by Martini Bianco with a slight sweet touch of vanilla flowers. In the years that followed, while preserving the singular nature of the brand, the descendants of Martini & Rossi would launch new creations. They religiously kept secret the original recipe and those of its subsequent versions. World Domination During the global love affair with Italian dolce vita and glamour of the 1950s and 1960s, Martini liqueurs were consumed in cocktails like the famous americano, and the Negroni (composed of Martini Rosso, Martini

And so, more than one hundred and fifty years after its creation, in all the trendy landmarks of the world’s capitals, the young jet set continues to enjoy the famous aperitif with a Mozzarella du Bufala or a platter of Italian salami…

Over 150 years of tradition permeate the walls of Casa Martini, allowing visitors to discover the origins of Martini & Rossi, as well as the history of wine-making in Italy’s Piedmont region, which dates back to antiquity. A cupboard containing over 200 old bottles of Martini & Rossi, the archives of the iconic brand, old advertising posters and more. ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA white cotton poplin shirt, $717. ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA black cashmere sweater, $820. MIKITA glasses (from Marc LEBIHAN), $394. MONTBLANC "Smufato" passport holder, $238. MONTBLANC "Starwalker Urban Spirit" pen, $415. MONTBLANC "Timewalker" watch, $5,230.

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t is the accessory to accompany the chic laid-back manner of a James Bond… Marilyn Monroe wets her lips with it in Some Like It Hot. When held by Grace Kelly’ slender hand, it adds to the character’s sophistication. Cary Grant and other famous Hollywood seducers enjoyed it on and off camera. Whether served on the rocks, dry, bitter or in a cocktail, merely pronouncing its name already confers a touch of glamor. So, in one hundred and fifty years, how did this aperitif become so mythic and so renowned? A retrospective of a success story…


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Luigi Rossi’s shadow hangs over his private apartments at Casa Martini… Werner Schreyer immerses himself in the locations and history of this man, born in 1828 in the mountains surrounding the region of Turin, in Italy, and whose family had lost everything during Napoleon’s Italian campaign. Luigi Rossi would become a wine expert and botanist prior to creating the incredibly successful recipe for Martini & Rossi. SMALTO wool broadcloth and black satin suit, $3,325. SMALTO cotton and wool shirt, $353. DE FURSAC wool twill scarf, $150.

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In homage to the points of reference that bear witness to its heritage, Martini & Rossi has redeveloped its esthetic codes and redesigned its iconic bottle. Its entire history is revealed on Martiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new bottle: its country of origin ("Italia"), the year of its founding (1863), medals won during the 19th century, as well as the bull, the emblem of Turin, the brandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s city of origin. Werner Schreyer dives back into the archives of the famous Italian brand. CERUTTI cotton poplin shirt, $176. CERUTTI silk tie, $93. JACQUES MARIE MAGE glasses (from Marc LEBIHAN), $524. MONTBLANC writing notebook, $114. MONTBLANC "Heritage" watch, $2,400.

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Casa Martiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lounge Bar is the perfect place to learn the basics of mixology and how to make the famous Dry Martini, a cocktail made of gin and dry white vermouth, ubiquitous in literature and cinema, especially in the United States, where it originated. SMALTO wool Irish turtleneck sweater, $515.


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The Dolce Vita, the "sweet life" … The phenomena started in 1949 with the marriage in Italy of the American actors Tyrone Power and Linda Christian. At a time when television had not yet entered all households, Italians not only avidly followed the doings of Italian stars, but also those of American, British and French stars via illustrated magazines or film news. Besides their clothing and lifestyle, it was also their tumultuous love life that made them popular with millions of fans. From 1950 to 1960, it was the golden age of Italian cinema, that imposed its inimitable style worldwide. Claudia Cardinale, Sean Connery, Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Federico Fellini, Marcello Mastroianni, Yves Montand, Jeanne Moreau… all were under the spotlight. The Martini was loved by all actors.

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Each language sees the world in a different way. Moreover, the word "realism" doesn’t mean anything. To a certain extent, everything is realistic. There is no boundary between imagination and reality...

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Federico Fellini – Italian film director

A Casa Martini-style remake of director Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, the winner of the Palme d’or at the 13th Cannes Film Festival in France. Built upon a series of short episodes, La Dolce Vita follows Marcello Rubini, a journalist writing for gossip magazines during a week of social life in Rome in a fruitless search for love and happiness. CHRISTIAN LACROIX cotton suit. CHRISTIAN LACROIX floral print cotton shirt JONAS BOWMAN crocodile leather cuffs, $1,870. JONAS BOWMAN "Torçado" bracelet, $810. JONAS BOWMAN "Precious Cage" necklace, $1,560. JONAS BOWMAN "Lost" rings, $395.

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During the Italian Dolce Vita, Director Nicholas Ray’s Rebel Without a Cause was released in the United States in 1955. At the crossroads of classicism and modernity, it acquired cult film status and forever cemented the mythic status of American actor James Dean as the eternal representative of youth in crisis. Do you notice the striking resemblance between James Dean and Werner Schreyer? A photo session in Casa Martini’s Lounge Bar to reinterpret Rebel Without a Cause… GIORGIO ARMANI cotton and silk t-shirt, $333.

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Cocktails in Fashion House Martini and its Master Artisans, the Master Botanist Ivano Tonutti and Master Blender Giuseppe Musso, have worked for nearly 8 years to develop Gran Lusso, limited to 150,000 bottles worldwide, launched in celebration of the brand’s 150th anniversary. We deemed it important to focus on this elixir.

MARTINEZ • In an ice-filled mixing glass, chill 3 cl of Martini Gran Lusso, 3 cl of gin, as well as a drop of maraschino liqueur and a touch of Angostura Bitter. • Mix the contents 5 times and then filter. • Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon peel.

We have combined two unique botanical extracts. The first extract was inspired by a historical vermouth recipe made using moscato that had previously aged for one year in wooden casks. The second extract sat for eight years in small casks and was based on a 1904 recipe. Giuseppe Musso – Martini’s Master Blender

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GIUSEPPE MUSSO Martini’s Master Blender Giuseppe Musso became House Martini’s seventh Master Blender in 2011. His mission was to combine the elixir with a selection of the best wines to respect Martini’s unique flavor. Without revealing Martini’s recipe, can you say a few words about it? Besides grapes, Martini’s recipe includes over forty natural ingredients, called botanicals: aromatic plants, flowers with multiple scents, fragrant fruits, exotic woods, rare roots and mysterious spices from around the world that form the soul of Martini.

NEGRONI • Fill a short drink glass with ice cubes. • Pour 2 cl of gin. • Then, pour 2 cl of Martini Gran Lusso and 2 cl of Martini bitter. • Gently stir using a spoon. Garnish with a half orange slice.

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EL PRESIDENTE • In an ice-filled mixing glass, chill 3 cl of Martini Gran Lusso, 3 cl of rum, as well as a drop of orange curacao. • Mix the contents 5 times and then filter. • Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Do you have a few words to describe Gran Lusso? It reveals an atypical flavor that is slightly bitter, obtained from aromatic extracts of selected plants. The smooth sweetness of aged moscato adds a spiced and sweet touch to this vermouth. With their notes of lavender and rose, red Barbera grapes provide a unique sweetness to this beverage. What are the current trends for your new creations? For the past 7 years, the continuing trend is vintage, rare vermouths, with retro formulations.

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Wouldn’t harvests vary from one season or region to the next? Certainly. That’s why we study samples using our sense of touch, taste and smell before selecting those that precisely match Martini’s organoleptic profile. These are the nearly 50 botanicals shipped to Pessione in Italy in their natural forms and dried using traditional methods. Each year, they are analyzed and rigorously selected in the "Aroma Room".


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The Birth of a Vermouth MARTINI & ROSSI WORLD DOMINATION 5 DATES

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Alessandro Martini, a wine merchant, Luigi Rossi, a botanist and expert in liqueurs, and the accountant Teofilo Sola combined their talents to create the Martini & Rossi company.

This is the number of natural ingredients contained on average in the Martini recipe.

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This is the number of countries in which Martini is distributed.

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Italian illustrator Guiseppe Riccobaldi created a poster for Martini that was full of originality: the silhouette of a server pouring a glass of Martini, but instead of a head, there appeared the iconic "ball and bar" logo.

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This is the number of bottles of Martini sold worldwide each year. The brand is the top seller in the wine-based aperitif category.

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Martini Rosato was launched. It is the collection’s most fruity and spiced iteration. It was inspired by notes left by Luigi Rossi and is the result of a very complex infusion process.

For over one and a half centuries, the brand has spread the influence of vermouth and aromatic wine around the world.

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From 1955 on, a luxurious display case has occupied one of the corners of Terrazza Pessione in Italy. It houses over 200 very old bottles, from the creation of Martini to the 1950s.

Martini celebrated its 150th anniversary, and continued to push forward while remaining true to its origins, mindful of trends and placing creativity at the heart of its continued existence.

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NEGRONI A TIMELESS COCKTAIL Created in Florence, the Negroni cocktail is a different take on the americano. This drink is more bitter, less sweet, with a higher alcohol content, and has assumed its rightful place among the great international cocktails.

George Clooney does not only drink coffee... He was also the ambassador for the famous Martini brand. The various ads are not without glamour or humor. Admirers of the American actor can watch them on YouTube. www.youtube.com

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hile the origins of this cocktail made of red vermouth, bitters and gin are somewhat nebulous, almost all versions involve an Italian noble. During the Belle Époque, in 1919, Florence’s Café Casoni was the place where the Florentine aristocracy went to have aperitifs in the evening before having dinner. Count Camillo Negroni loved cocktails and was a regular customer whose usual drink was an Americano. Curious to try something new and a bit bored with his usual selection, the Count asked the barman to strengthen the aperitif by using the same ingredients, only skipping the soda water and adding some gin. This cocktail was an immediate hit. All of Café Casoni’s patrons wanted to taste this "americano with gin". To shorten this overly long name and to honor the count, the barman had the idea to name it after its inventor, Negroni… 

Martini redeveloped its esthetic codes and redesigned its iconic bottle to embody curves and roundness. The Italian brand paid homage to the points of reference that bear witness to its heritage.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION Casa Martini, located in Pessione (30 minutes from Turin and 1.5 hours from Milan) is open to the public for guided tours and Vermouth workshops Vermouth. www.visitcasamartini.com

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A hedonist escapade [ Shangri-La, Paris ]

Of Asian origin, but steadfastly French in terms of its lifestyle, the Parisian location of the prestigious Hong Kong hotel chain has set itself apart by grooming its image as a miniature palace within a town house of extraordinary destiny. First the private residence of François Blanc, the founder of the Monte Carlo Casino and the Société des Bains de Mer in Monaco, prior to becoming Roland Napoléon Bonaparte’s private residence, and 120 years later becoming the "p(a)lace to be". 2016 will see a new bar, an ode to botany and a willingness to shake up the codes of excellence. Text: Laurence Gounel • Photos: Leif Carlsson, www.leifcarlssonphoto.com Model: Aiden Brady (Success Men Paris) • Stylists: Yvette Ebengue assistée de Izabelle Annet Make-up artist / hair stylist: Christelle Minbourg Thanks to Jean-Jacques from Success Men Paris, to Bentley Paris Seine and to Shangri-La Paris.

A tasting moment based on truffles prepared by the starred chef Christophe Moret, from Shangri-La Paris. Truffles have been appreciated since Antiquity - the pharaoh Cheops loved eating them while receiving delegations who came to honor him. Four centuries later, they remain a must-have gourmet food item. SMALTO brown wool and mohair suit, $2,380. SMALTO grey cashmere and silk turtleneck sweater, $1,670. TOM FORD glasses, $757. MONTBLANC "Time Walker" watch, $5,350.

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For Bar Le Botaniste, the interior architect has replicated the luxury of an imperial tent in the heart of a military campaign, while the dining room reproduces scenes above the chimney relating to the date of 18 Brumaire, a decisive moment in French history, preceding the coup d’état that lead to Napoleon becoming First Consul.

It is no accident that the upper crust of Paris discretely weaves its way through here rather than putting itself on display. On the eve of autumn, in the corner of a fire burning in the chimney in the first lounge to the right of the entrance, one can barely notice a politician having a one-to-one meeting in the fading daylight. Only insiders press on to the half-light of Bar Le Botaniste, concealed around a plant wall… Inspired lovers of all things French, the owners have certainly done what they intended. They waited to find the historic site that would make all the difference, for which they had the most beautiful parts listed by Les Bâtiments de France. That’s what Shangri-La Paris is all about: firmly rooting the steps of its patrons in French heritage. Contrary to most palaces, each nook here traces back the thread of history with the sure knowledge that the Seine flows nearby. No need to call upon French interior decorators to tell a story. Pierre-Yves Rochon had only to draw upon the true story of the person who embodies the premises: Roland Napoléon Bonaparte. The latter was a veritable globetrotter who devoted his entire life to science and who made this residence the head office of the Société Française de Géographie. From the Rotunda to its masterful staircase and historic lounge (which is reminiscent of La Galerie des Glaces), everything reflects Versailles. For Bar Le Botaniste, the interior architect has replicated the luxury of an imperial tent in the heart of a military campaign, while the dining room reproduces scenes above the chimney relating to the date of 18 Brumaire, a decisive moment in French history, preceding the coup d’état that lead to Napoleon becoming First Consul. The Salon de Famille presents a gentler scene: an allegory

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of happiness that reprises the esthetics of the Château of Malmaison that Joséphine de Beauharnais acquired in 1799 as her residence following her divorce from the Emperor. Shangri-La Paris is not merely one more palace. Those who observe the premises take note of all the woodwork, moldings and other works of the trade guild artisans who take their proper place as part of France’s collective history and have made this place one of exceptional heritage! Each space is a living theater - even the dome of the La Bauhinia Restaurant held lots of surprises in store when in place of a normal ceiling the architects discovered a dome whose architecture was typical of Eiffel. The site also features a light shaft that now requires the twice-yearly assistance of two mountain climbers to clean the glass roof, the drapes and the hundreds of bulbs contained in the colossal Murano glass chandelier. The Shang Palace, Paris’ first true Asian gastronomic restaurant, is perhaps the only culinary outpost that is faithful to the language of the peninsula. The kitchen is orchestrated by Samuel Lee, a chef who presided over the greatest kitchens in Hong Kong and Zhejiang for 6 years. His approach is to enrich the recipes learned from his mother with specialized cooking techniques rather than to serve overly westernized dishes. The result is a menu that is at once traditional and sophisticated. Some must-eat dishes include cod braised in a casserole on a bed of garlic and ginger, Peking duck in two sittings, Shang Palace rice in a lotus leaf, and cream of mango, pomelo and sago pearls… To learn more, go to www.shangri-la.com

The former residence of Prince Roland Bonaparte hosts the world’s upper crust, 114 years after the palace’s was first designed. Back then, members of the aristocracy and the upper middle class, along with men of letters and science, gathered around the family in a majestic setting.

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Shangri-La Paris is different on many fronts, be it in terms of its location – preferring the formality of the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero Gardens to congregating in the traditional "golden triangle" – its measured size, the intimate atmosphere that emanates from the lounges and the bar, contrary to halls that are too large and too busy.


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The hotel faรงade, made entirely of sizeable stones, was inspired by the Louis 14th style. In 1892, the ornamentation, said to be in the "eclectic style", was entrusted to the chisels of sculptors Steiner and Houguenade. The latter had also worked on the Louvre and Les Tuileries for Napoleon III. Left Page ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA wool and alpaca double-breasted cloak with jacquard designs, $5,120. ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA silk brocade and wool single-breasted jacket with jacquard designs, $3,020. ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA embroidered knitted fabric tie, $205. ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA wool and mohair pants with jacquard designs, $940. ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA black leather shoes with tip flower design, $1,250. JONAS BOWMAN black Opi ring, $760. Right Page SMALTO wool fabric and black satin tuxedo vest, $2,035. DE FURSAC Egyptian cotton poplin pleated bib shirt, $205.

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A short distance from Place du Trocadéro, on Place d’Iéna, the Guimet Museum assembles the most beautiful collections of Asian art. An essential visit for artists staying at the Shangri-La. MARCHAND DRAPPIER black suit with speckled white cotton finish, $890. MARCHAND DRAPPIER cotton shirt with ethnic wristband, $255. DE FURSAC Bordeaux silk satin bow tie, $80. MARCH LA.B round crocodile leather effect watch, $1,305. JONAS BOWMAN "Opi" ring, $765.

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The Shangri-Laâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bar is certainly one of the loveliest ones in Paris. Prince Roland Bonaparte, who was a scientist, devoted his life to assembling the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest private herbarium, gathering 100,000 species. Today head barman Arnaud Thirel, who had the opportunity to review this heritage, has prepared his menu to look like an illustrated book that one can leaf through like an herbarium. DE FURSAC virgin wool faille 3-piece tuxedo, $1,030. DE FURSAC Egyptian cotton poplin shirt, $130. DE FURSAC black silk satin bow tie, $80. JONAS BOWMAN "orgasmique" ring, $1,880.

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With its spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing better than a warm-up session on the terrace of your suite before leaving to take up the challenge of a golf course a short distance from Paris, behind the wheel of your Bentley Continental GT. Left Page Daniel CREMIEUX wool flannel over check jacket, $1,005. Daniel CREMIEUX flannel vest, $385. Daniel CREMIEUX cotton twill shirt, $230. Daniel CREMIEUX wool tie, $145. Daniel CREMIEUX wool flannel pants, $335. ACABA GANTIER golf gloves, $65. OUUL golf bag, $420. WILLIAMS golf clubs, $2,035 - WILLIAMS putter, $710 - WILLIAMS hybrid, $395: from AMERICAN GOLF. Right Page CERRUTI wool and linen suit, $1,985. CERRUTI cotton shirt, $180. CERRUTI silk tie, $95. ACABA GANTIER blue stitched gloves. Bentley Continental GT V8 S, $166,000.

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A BACCHANALIAN MOMENT

MATHIAS MÉNARD Having recently arrived from Lasserre, the illustrious Parisian house where he met Chef Christophe Moret a few years ago, Mathias Ménard took up his duties as head -sommelier for the new Palace on Avenue d’Iéna this past August. What is the cellar’s current inventory? We now stock 650 product references and approximately 12,000 bottles. Most of those wines are from Bordeaux and Bourgogne, both wine-growing regions with a proven track record. But I start from the premise that a great cellar is built progressively, and deep down I dream of doubling the size of our cellar in the next five years.

What is your best memory as a sommelier since you arrived? Pouring a lofty Pomerol, Château La Conseillante 2005, into a carafe on the terrace of our best suite, the Shangri-La Suite on the top floor, opposite the Eiffel Tower and all of Paris. Time stood still...

CULTURE AND GASTRONOMY With three restaurants, including two with Michelin stars, three ambiances and three cooking styles, a special place is reserved for culture and gastronomy at Shangri-La. Awarded one star by the Michelin Guide, Shang Palace proposes a culinary voyage through southeastern China, surrounded by an elegant and typically Asian decor. Within a hushed ambiance, the décor for L’Abeille (two stars in the Michelin Guide) seeks to be elegant and contemporary, based on silver and taupe grey tones.

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CHRISTOPHE MORET In less than two years, the Chef has earned two stars in the Michelin Guide for L’Abeille, Shangri-La Paris French restaurant, and has injected new life into vegetarian and vegan cuisine. A gastronomic challenge fit for a Palace, and well met. What is the "signature" of L’Abeille? The sauces and gravies. This is also the signature of French cuisine, which we tend to forget. It is an aspect that must be defended. My team spends 50% of its time working on sauces! We use products of exquisite quality, because a sauce without proteins does not hold up at all. My sauces are made using blue lobsters from Brittany, and scampi caught in pots off the coast of Scotland. These are sauces for refined palates that insist on nothing but the best, and they require lots of time and culinary sophistication. What are two details that make all the difference to the dining experience? Placing the sense of smell at the center of the meal. The bellringing ritual confers an initial sensation connected to the dish. Next, carving in the dining room whenever possible, so long as it does not overly slow down the serving. It is a noble moment, punctuated by elegant and precise gestures. The way the meal is served is very important. A dining room is the scene of a theatrical play. Each person plays a role and all participate in the show. How do you work with the sommelier ? Each time the menu changes, we prepare two servings of the dishes. One for the maître, the other for the sommelier. I rely on their opinion, because some dishes form a whole. If it hadn’t been for the sommelier, I would never have thought to present my Sake Sea Urchin Royale, which has become our signature appetizer.

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Which direction would you like to take? The demand for wines from Bourgogne is currently very high, but I would like to steer my customers to other terroirs, such as those in Italy, – a country dear to my heart – and to wines from the New World. I would also like to spotlight other French regions like Languedoc and the Loire Valley, that now produce wines reminiscent of those from Bourgogne, since wine growers there are increasingly adopting methods from Bourgogne, with finesse and a very aromatic dimension. I am very open-minded... and I am also called upon to provide accompaniments to ambitious, highly complex Cantonese cuisine. This new challenge is exciting for a sommelier.


With 650 product references and approximately 12,000 bottles, the Shangri-Laâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wine cellar contains several treasures, among which are the finest wines from Bordeaux and Bourgogne, without forgetting the many gems unearthed throughout the world by the head sommelier. DE FURSAC cashmere crewneck sweater, $390. DE FURSAC Egyptian cotton poplin shirt, $130. DE FURSAC virgin wool pleated pants, $225. ZENITH pink gold Elite 6150 watch, $13,475.


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An Iconoclastic Selection The head sommelier of the Shangri-La, Mathias Ménard, provides us with his selection of ten wines to enjoy during the holidays. From the mythic Petrus to more affordable bottles, without overlooking champagnes, which we drink as an aperitif but often forget to match with dishes… We now stock 650 product references and approximately 12,000 bottles. Most of those wines are from Bordeaux and Bourgogne, both wine-growing regions with a proven track record. But I start from the premise that a great cellar is built progressively, and deep down I dream of doubling the size of our cellar in the next five years. Mathias Ménard, Head-sommelier, Shangri-La Paris

FRANCE, BORDEAUX, POMEROL, PETRUS, 1985 "Petrus is a mythic wine! Located within the Pomerol appellation, this 11.5-hectare vine-yard extends over the black clay soils that typify it. This legendary wine is composed of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc that reveals a powerful nectar, with aromas of black truffles and sweet spices. An immediate pleasure that will awaken enlightened palates…" www.duclot-export.com

FRANCE, LANGUEDOC ROUSSILLON, DOMAINE LA TERRASSE D’ELISE, " LE PRADEL ", 2014 "Between Saint Jean de Fos and Aniane, charismatic wine grower Xavier Braujou has run the 15-hectare domain since 1998. This impassioned artisan produces wines with extensive character. The Pradel vintage, based on Cinsault, reveals a complex nose of rose petals and fresh black cherry that harmonizes with a mouthfeel of delicate and silky tannins. An essential address of the Languedoc Roussillon!" terrassedelise@gmail.com

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FRANCE, RHONE VALLEY, HERMITAGE, DOMAINE JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE, 2008 "Domaine Jean Louis Chave is part of the most prestigious domains of the northern Rhone Valley. The family domain’s16.5 hectares are established in Mauves, on the right shore of the river. L’Hermitage is made from Syrah grapes and has touches of spices and leather. As for the mouthfeel, it is powerful and structured. This Syrah is best enjoyed with game." www.domainejlchave.fr

FRANCE, BURGUNDY, GRAND ECHEZEAUX, DOMAINE GEORGES NOËLLAT, 2011 "Domaine Georges Noëllat is a family story. It extends over 5.5 hectares of the prestigious terroirs of Vosne-Romanée and Nuits-Saint-Georges. This Grand Echezeaux covers 0.4 hectares of this exceptional terroir. It offers unequalled Pinot Noirs. Its nose releases aromas of blackcurrant and blackberry and its mouthfeel features extraordinary freshness and deeply structured tannins. A mind-boggling Grand Cru!" www.vosne-romanee.fr/domaine/domaine-georges-noellat


FRANCE, BURGUNDY, MEURSAULT 1ER CRU, "PERRIÈRES", DOMAINE COCHE-DURY, 2008 "Domaine Coche-Dury extends over 10.5 hectares, of which 9 fall within the Meursault appellation. Jean François CocheDury is a wine grower who is internationally known for his wines with a cult following, now developed by his son Raphaël. This Meursault 1er Cru "Perrières", imbued with pure elegance, has touches of hazelnut, a slightly buttery nuance and unparalleled minerality, with a subtle and persistent finale." www.vins-bourgogne.fr

FRANCE, CHAMPAGNE, PIERRE PÉTERS, "LES CHÉTILLONS", 2007 "Domaine Pierre Péters, a family house for six generations, is located in France in the heart of Côte des Blancs, within the commune of Mesnil sur Oger. It operates 19 hectares. Les Chétillons is produced only during great growing years using old Chardonnay vines. A champagne combining minerality and power that will awaken your taste buds." www.champagne-peters.com

FRANCE, ALSACE, RIESLING, "CLOS SAINT-HUNE", DOMAINE TRIMBACH, 2001 "A mythical terroir on the Rosacker in Hunawihr, in the Upper Rhine, this 1.67-hectare field has belonged to the Trimbach family for over 200 years and produces one of the world’s best Rieslings. Its crisp, sharp attack and its generous and saline middle mouthfeel make it a unique Riesling in its category."

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FRANCE, CHAMPAGNE, VEUVE CLICQUOT, BRUT, 1990 "The Veuve Clicquot vineyard was formed from the first lots of vineyards located in Bouzy (Reims Mountain) belonging to the step-family of the founder, Philippe Clicquot. It covers 393 hectares divided between several premiers and grands crus. This 1990 vintage, made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, is at its peak, with an ample, smooth mouthfeel, highlighted by subtle notes of spices and morels. A true champagne to combine with dishes." www.veuveclicquot.com

ITALY, BAROLO, VIGNA RIONDA, MASSOLINO, 2006 "Located 80 km from Turin, Barolo is one of the loveliest appellations in the Piedmont. Domaine Massolino occupies 6 hectares of Alba’s Serralunga. Nebbiolo is king there and offers its aromatic range of peonies and stewed black fruits. The mouthfeel is corpulent and well-balanced by a freshness that it owes to its terroir. An absolutely beautiful Nebbiolo!" www.massolino.it

FRANCE, RHONE VALLEY, CONDRIEU, "PETITE CÔTE", DOMAINE YVES CUILLERON 2015 "Located about fifty kilometers south of Lyon, Domaine Cuilleron was created in 1920 by Claude Cuilleron, and taken up in 1987 by his grandson Yves. Of its 59 total hectares, 10 benefit from the Condrieu appellation. Made from Viognier, this wine immediately reveals clear aromas of fresh yellow peaches, white flowers and a rounded and generous mouthfeel. A pure moment of pleasure!" www.cuilleron.com

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This is the cost of a glass (5 cl) of Martell Premier Voyage cognac. It is the result of the blending of different crus specially selected to celebrate the anniversary of the house’s creation. Only 3000 bottles were sealed and put up for sale.

200 This is the number of potential tonic combinations offered by the Bar Le Botaniste, with 23 gins and 9 premium tonics sourced by the team. This drink of Anglo-Saxon origin is poised to become THE new trend throughout Europe.

This is the amount in euros of the bar’s largest bill to date. Last September, four friends spent an afternoon enjoying Hennessy Paradis Imperial, Chartreuse and some old rums.

This is the oldest vintage found in the Shangri-La Paris wine cellar. It is a Château Chalon, a yellow, oxidative wine from Jura that can be kept for at least 100 years owing to the fact that its quality improves as it ages with lots of air.

bacchanalian moments Numbers can sometimes speak as eloquently as words. From the bar to the cellar, ShangriLa Paris includes some flights of fancy that celebrate exceptionality and rarity. Immoderation is also part of Palace life… By Laurence Gounel

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This is the cost in euros of the cellar’s most expensive bottle: a 2006 Romanée-Conti. "I hope to sell it this year. It is one of the goals that I have set for myself," smiles Mathias Ménard, who has already sold a 1982 HautBrion.

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PRECIOUS This jewelry is the fruit of an overflowing imagination. The creator also designs for Hermès collections and for the big names in French jewelry. Gold, tourmaline and pearl cufflinks, Marie-Paule Quercy $3,100. www.lessisrare.com

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SPORTY This new sports coupé masters the feat of combining elegant design (the aggressive touch), sportiness and a new generation of hybridization. New coupé LC500h, Lexus, about $110,000. www.lexus.fr

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DOUBLE GAME Because the English can find humor even in elegance, the most whimsical English designer has hidden his streak of madness in the lining. Wool-lined blazer, Ted Baker, $388 www.tedbaker.com

EXCEPTIONAL With 700 bottles made, this single malt has aged 19 years in Bourbon barrels before being refined for 15 years in Bordeaux Premier Grand Cru barrels. Carafe by Baccarat. Limited Edition Box, Pride 1978, Glenmorangie, $4,830 www.glenmorangie.com TALISMAN A symbol of spiritual collections, the new collection of male rings created by Paloma Picasso is in fact mixed. And of course, timeless. Rose gold ring, Paloma’s Groove collection, Tiffany $1,062 www.tiffany.fr

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MIXED A perfuming oil to share inspired by layering: the iconic gesture from the Middle East which consists of superimposing perfumes. Sublime Essence Ambre (perfuming oil), Ex Nihilo, $407 for 0.52 fl oz. www.ex-nihilo-paris.com

ULTIMATE It has the house’s signature central piece, but it stands out for its perfect balance between shine (rose gold) and sobriety (of the case). Montre Radiomir special series PAM659, Panerai, $37,560. www.panerai.com


Le Brut Réserve Charles Heidsieck doit sa typicité remarquable à ses 40 % de vins de réserve et à une maturation de quatre ans minimum dans d’imposantes et rares crayères *. Des partis pris qui en font l’un des champagnes les plus récompensés au monde. Comme son vin, Charles avait non seulement du style, mais aussi de la profondeur et un sacré caractère. * Les crayères Charles Heidsieck figurent parmi

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ART DECO The famous wax factory pays tribute to Gaspard, the third of the three Kings, who came from India with this olfactory duo of mandarin and sandalwood from Mysore. Gaspard Candle, Cire Trudon, $75.00 www.trudon.com

REAL GEMS This collection of three fragrances, each illustrating an Asian gem, is inspired by white jade, white neroli, white peony, jasmine and sandalwood. Eau de parfum Irina, Bulgari, $353 for 3.5 fl oz. www.bulgari.com

COQUETTE Perfectly illustrating the return of the bucket bag, this delicately blends the chic casual shape with flexibility and features a sophisticated chain as a finishing touch. Champagne Ă Paris handbag, in gold embossed leather, Ines Olympe Mercadal, $343. www.inesolympemercadal.com

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RACY Comfortable, it features the shape of the bigger models and has the largest loading capacity in its category. It also features unrivaled agility and houses a state-ofthe-art engine. Jaguar F-Pace, from $47,594. www.jaguar.fr

BRILLANCE Sequins continue to make us sparkle this winter, but this time they have an extra injection of chic to make you shine among a crowd. Leather and sequin sandals, Alyssa, Gordana Dimitrijevic, $450. www.gordanadimitrijevic.com GRAPHIQUE Faithful to its cylindrical models, this brushed gold openwork version is so graphic that it remains minimalist but powerful. Yellow gold cuff, Marc Deloche, $8,945. www.marc-deloche.com

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COUTURE The contrast of its almost vestal line and its XL golden patterns make this skirt a quirky and truly timeless piece. Gold printed jacquard skirt, Parosh, $525. www.parosh.com

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LOUIS XIII COLLECTOR

Journey of a King

[ The Secrets of Louis XIII ] As a tribute to craftmanship and time which is so precious, the sale of Louis XIII’s L’Odyssée d’un Roi (Journey of a King), a magnificent work of art in three volumes, served recently as a reminder to collectors throughout the entire world of the expertise of a unique cognac house. Return to a success story... Text: Chloé Sofi • Photos: Marius W. Hansen, Stéphane de Bourgies, Lauren Simkin Berkeii

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t all started on November 18, 2015... Congregated in the United States in the luxurious Goldstein villa up in Beverly Hills, a small circle of privileged invitees watched the international launch of 100 years: the movie you will never see. A cinematographic and artistic opus (outside of France) written (and starring) John Malkovich, produced by Louis XIII, the film was produced by Robert Rodriguez and will not be unveiled until.... November 18, 2115! It pays tribute to the time needed to create a bottle of Louis XIII. In fact, each bottle is the fruit of the work of four generations of cellar masters over 100 years. It is a blend of 1,200 eaux-de-vie, the youngest being at least 40 years old. "Nobody, except the editor, has seen the film in its entirety," insists Ludovic du Plessis, Global Executive Director of Louis XIII. "It’s a project intended for future generations". A thousand happy few then received an invitation card to pass on to their descendants for a private screening in 2115 at Grollet Estate in the Cognac region, the historic stronghold of Louis XIII.

The birth of "L’Odyssée d’un Roi". To realize this triptych selection, it was necessary to collaborate with the most prestigious French Houses. The trunk, 3 of which were made from precious leathers, was handmade in Hermès’ workshops. It draws its inspiration from classic trunks, of those which made their way to America by boat and was used as a precious case for the Louis XIII magnum carafe. Inside: a white gold pipette, a goldsmithery treasure hand-forged by Puiforcat. Used during a service ritual, each pipette is shaped, stamped and engraved with the wheel, according to an ancestral technique. And now for the decanters… Mouthblown, carved and engraved as in the past, with the copper wheel at the royal glassmakers of Saint-Louis, they are accompanied by four glasses and each is decorated with the continent in which it was put up for sale. As for the unique combination of Louis XIII, it was enriched with a selection of the oldest eaux-de-vie of Grande Champagne preserved by the House, bequeathed by each Cellar Master to his successor. A cognac like no other with unique aromas.

A story of transmission Let’s not forget that the current cellar master, Baptiste Loiseau, who has been in the job since 2014, is today selecting the eaux-de-vie which will be blended by his successors in a century. Like a cathedral builder, he will never see the result of his work. According to Ludovic du Plessis, "transmission remains a strong value for our House, which began to assemble the first reserves of old eaux-de-vie as early as the middle of the 18th century, following the intuition of Rémy Martin, founder of the eponymous house. It was his great-grandson, Paul-Émile Rémy Martin, who created Louis XIII in 1874. That is one hundred and fifty years after the creation of Maison Rémy Martin, in homage to King Louis XIII who was the first sovereign to distinguish cognac from other eaux-de-vie". And so the job of creating a royal spirit was complete.

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From one generation to the next… This exceptional collaboration between four of the biggest French Luxury Houses gave rise in 2016 to three auctions organized by Sotheby’s in New York, Hong Kong and then London. Hot spots for Louis XIII tastings, these three capitals recorded total sales of $558,000. Revenues were paid in full to "The Film Foundation" by Martin Scorsese. Founded in 1990, the association works to preserve and restore major works in world cinema, and members include Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Robert Redford and Clint Eastwood. "It doesn’t matLUDOVIC DU PLESSIS, ter where and when a film was made, a Global Executive Director of Louis XIII, century or a decade ago, the foundation AND MARTIN SCORSESE, commits to ensure that all films survive cinematographer and founder of The Film Foundation. to be seen by future generations", states Martin Scorsese, pointing out that "Louis XIII and The Film Foundation work for the preservation and cultural heritage which pays The taste for travel tribute to the past while ensuring the survival of their art in the Ever since, Louis XIII cognac has never stopped crossing the globe future". Among the 700 films already restored, the oldest ones and the oceans, it was shipped to Shanghai in 1880, and then was date back to 1880. tasted and awarded in Paris at the 1900 Universal Exhibition, crossing Europe on an Orient Express train, and taking on the transatA spectacular result lantic crossing aboard Normandie in 1935 and then on Concorde in Some fifty artisans worked over a thousand hours to produce the 1980s.... So many voyages and legends which have provided each of these three masterpieces in this ultra-limited series. This inspiration for Ludovic du Plessis in another adventure beyond time cognac has been tasted by kings, queens and worldwide persoand place: L’Odyssée d’un Roi. This is a "work of art and genius", a nalities, by Georges VI in Versailles in 1938 to Charles de Gaulle, three-strand operation and as many continents, intended as a tribute who associates it to his 1944 victory, through to Churchill. to French luxury and this cognac globetrotter’s taste for audacity.


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A TRIBUTE TO TRAVEL Three magnums of numbered Louis XIII cognac are contained in bespoke trunks made by Hermès. Thus, each trunk contains a white gold pipette forged by the Puiforcat goldsmiths and a carafe engraved with a map, all accompanied by four tasting glasses courtesy of the royal glassmakers, Saint-Louis.

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JAMIE RITCHIE The famous auction house Sotheby’s has set a new record for Louis XIII at $558,000 for the sale of three wonderful trunks containing magnum format decanters of Louis XIII, Journey of a King (very) limited edition. "These especially designed works of art are the fruit of four prestigious players in French luxury: Louis XIII, Hermès, Puiforcat and Saint-Louis" notes Jamie Ritchie. He adds, "Before the auction, these works of art went to visit collectors in various cities around the world. And finally we orchestrated three wonderful auctions in New York, Hong Kong and London. These pieces are unique.... The fact that their profits went to The Film Foundation managed by Martin Scorsese makes them even more special. We are thrilled to have collaborated with Louis XIII... The final result of the three auctions bears witness to the passion of collectors around the world for Louis XIII".

 This exceptional collaboration between four of the biggest French Luxury Houses gave rise in 2016 to three auctions organized by Sotheby’s in New York, Hong Kong and then London.

Presentation of "L’Odyssée d’un Roi" in London’s Burlington Arcade and in Paris at Hermès and Sotheby’s.

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LUDOVIC DU PLESSIS An approachable forty something, Ludovic du Plessis already has some great professional achievements under his belt. A globetrotter who’s constantly traveling, he tells us with great enthusiasm of French genius through the fabulous story of Louis XIII. I’m so lucky to make a career from my passion! "There’s nothing better", he declares. "L’Odyssée d’un Roi refers to the many journeys made by Louis XIII, a symbol of French art de vivre since its creation. It is a tribute, a way of reminding us that he has accompanied some of the major events of the 20th century, from that of the transatlantic crossing to that of Concorde. Louis XIII is a brand which goes way beyond the world of spirits, it is global, the height of luxury." "As for The Film Foundation, it seems quite natural for us to remain in cinema. Like Louis XIII, it is an arena for international expression. There’s Hollywood in the United States, Bollywood in India, Nollywood in Nigeria.....Moreover, the three mini-films written by John Malkovich - outside of France - to present 100 years: the movie you will never see, evoke the time necessary for the creation of Louis XIII cognac. The same goes for the preservation of classical cinema. So we decided that the profits of our project would go to the preservation and promotion of cinema, the cultural heritage that one generation leaves to the other."

FRENCH-STYLE LUXURY Hermès, Saint-Louis and Puiforcat, brands which brands that radiate throughout the world and celebrate French artisanship. Finally, the trunks are unique, bespoke and completely handmade pieces which house the famous Louis cognac XIII as well as crystal glasses. The carafe is mouthblown by the Saint Louis glassmakers, and is hand engraved with 19th-century maps. A Puiforcat white gold pipette completes the set.

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Made exclusively from the prestigious Grande Champagne, Louis XIII cognac was first made in 1874. This was also the date of the first impressionist painting exhibition in Paris. The works of Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Degas and Cézanne were causing uproar among critics....

The maiden voyage of the Normandie, the first transatlantic liner, a symbol of 1930s France and the height of French luxury and refinement. It is considered one of the best liners ever built. Louis XIII cognac was served there in first class.

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Louis XIII cognac won a prize at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. This exhibition attracted over fifty million visitors. Did you know that the date also marks the appearance of the Métropolitain, with the first Paris metro line (Porte de Vincennes - Porte Maillot)?

World War II, Operation Overlord was launched by the allies to land in France. It was D Day, 176,000 men landed on the French coasts. Paris was liberated and General de Gaulle paraded along the Champs-Elysees and placed an order of Louis XIII to celebrate the victory.

1984 The first flight of Louis XIII aboard Concorde, the supersonic aircraft. Confined to transatlantic routes and operated by just two companies, only twenty Concordes were made. Its speed was Mach 2 and it flew at an altitude ranging from 52,493 to 59,055 feet.

The taste for travel   A carafe represents the work of four generations of cellar masters. Louis XIII cognac blends 1,200 brandies-, the youngest among them being aged for at least 40 years. Ludovic Du Plessis, Global Executive Director of Louis XIII

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Polo inspiration [ Watches to wear during the chukkers.]

Out of all sports, polo is undeniably the most exclusive, the one that most bears values of excellence and fortune. It’s only natural that the watch industry would focus on this area - it not only likes to keep time, but also dress athletes. There are multiple approaches: Functional, traditional, straight-up sturdy or plain equestrian. The watch offers great flexibility and technique to players and followers alike. So, like all arts-de-vivre, polo is represented on the wrist. Text: David Chokron • Photos: represented by Bell & Co., assisted by Chris Knight • Set: Bell & Co. Models: Tatiana P (Elite Models) and Larry Scott (MC2 Models) • Stylist: Jaime Grace • Make-up artist /Hairstylist: James Burns

THE PRINCIPLE OF POLO Polo is a game in which two teams of four riders attempt to send a plastic ball 3.3 " in diameter to the opposing goal, using a mallet consisting of a hard wooden head placed at the end of a bamboo or carbon fiber rod measuring about 4 foot in length.

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Watchmakers have long been interested in the sport, in order to provide these players with instruments to suit their practice.

Watchmakers have long been interested in the sport, in order to provide these players with instruments to suit their practice. This is how the Reverso by JaegerLeCoultre came about, whose second face includes a steel cover which is less sensitive to bumps than its glazed face. Behind this myth, we must realize that playing polo with a mechanical watch is pure madness. No matter how resistant and protected it may be, it is still subject to dangers when wearing it during matches and the risks of breakage in particular.

watch with a blind and protected face remains relevant. That is not why Hamilton created its Flintridge, but once closed, it is sheltered from blows. Piaget, for its part, has been a world pioneer in the polo world since the 1970s. Its eponymous model has just experienced an evolution, the Polo S, totally elegant but moves away from the turf and closer to an open Range Rover trunk, revealing a champagne picnic basket in the shade of a eucalyptus tree. That’s where most customers are to be found, since there are just a few thousand licensed polo players. This world is naturally close to that of the horse. Hermès is also out on the pitch, with for example its Arceau Chronographe Bridon, and Ralph Lauren with its Stirrup, in the shape of a stirrup. But if we want to be pragmatic and wear a watch, it should be as hard as a helmet and sacrificial. The I.N.O.X. by Victorinox is surely the toughest of them all. Mounted on its camouflage paracord strap, it blends into its grassy backdrop. So, for amateurs...

This does not discourage watchmakers, who continue to offer watches designed for the game due to their practicality, resistance or are simply inspired by the lifestyle associated with it. Practicality focuses on timing, like in the case of the Hublot Classic Fusion Chukker. Its chronograph counter measures out the 7 minutes and 30 seconds of each chukka. Another solution to protect it is to reduce the watch’s glazed surface. Richard Mille invented its RM053 in this way; it just displays the hours, minutes and its tourbillon, in little openings in the middle of a large titanium cover. Tilted, they put the time directly under the eyes of the player. In a similar way, De Bethune has created an ultra-scratch-resistant model with no large glazed surface, which is brittle by nature. Its DB27 D Polo Edition concentrates on readability thanks to its digital and mechanical display. JaegerLeCoultre continues to associate itself intimately with specialist watches, such as Reverso Squadra Chronographe, but the Reverso has been living its life for a long time away from the mallets. That said, the principle of a A POLO MATCH A match is divided into 4 to 8 periods known as chukkas, each lasting seven-and-a-half minutes, and split up by 3-minute breaks to change horses. Although the referees have whistles to intervene on faults committed during the game, the periods are signaled using a bell or a horn.

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JAEGER-LECOULTRE Reverso Squadra Chronographe GMT Black A reversible steel case, 1.9" x 35". Automatic winding movement, counter, second time zone. Created to accompany a mallet. $12,754

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DE BETHUNE DB27 D Polo Edition Black 1.7" DLC steel case. Automatic winding movement with jumping hours, digital minutes, 5-day power reserve, Ultra-readable, totally scratchproof, pure luxury watchmaking. $69,086

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THE ORIGINS OF POLO While we cannot precisely establish when and where the game of polo originated, it is believed to have been created roughly 2,500 years ago, by the equestrian peoples of the Central Asian steppes located between China and Mongolia. It is thus not so much a sport as a training method for elite troops. Polo is, in fact, a miniature battle that can involve tens of riders on each side.


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VICTORINOX I.N.O.X Paracord 1.7" steel case. Quartz movement with hours, minutes, seconds and date. Developed according to a battery of intense resistance tests, I.N.O.X. is almost unbreakable. $637

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RICHARD MILLE RM053 Tourbillon Pablo McDonough Titanium case and protective cover, 1.9 x 1.6 x 0.7". Manual winding movement and tourbillon regulator, tilted hours and minutes. To read without turning the wrist towards the ground. $683,956

PIAGET Polo S 1.6" steel strap and case. Automatic winding movement with hours, minutes, seconds and date. A modern, accessible version of Piagetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classic model, the Polo. $11,585

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Are there any watch faux-pas? Yes, of course. But watchmaking follows its own specific subtle codes. For example, a model as armored and iconoclastic as a Richard Mille RM053 would seem out of place if it were not born under the noblest auspices. The extreme sophistication of its movement is largely concealed by its case intended to protect it from blows. Supported by Pablo McDonough, one of the best players, it’s easily accessible to him thanks to his stratospheric paycheck. In old money circles, this argument is still vulgar, so it is better not to point this out.

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HERMÈS Arceau Chrono Bridon 1.6" steel case. Automatic winding movement with hours, minutes, seconds, date, counter. All of Hermès’ equestrian art on the wrist, XL version. $5,526

JAEGER-LECOULTRE Reverso Classic 1.3 x 0.8" reversible steel case. Quartz movement, hours and minutes. Simple, chic and efficient, the Reverso fits in anywhere. $5,420

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THE CROWNING SPIRIT OF THE ENGLISH COLONIAL WORLD This is roughly the budget for a high-level polo tournament. It includes the required four to five horses (the rider must change horses every 7.5 minutes) and the equipment.

Easy to flavor, personalize and mix, gin was often the favorite polo after-match spirit.

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he crowning spirit of the English colonial world, gin has never known such fervor. As micro-breweries multiply, craft gins follow suit throughout the world, aided by a particularly flexible production method. Escaping the constraints of aging, gin is also not linked to a single distillation. So, we just select our own pure alcohol and add to it a palette of tailor-made flavors, but of course respecting that which defines this white spirit: the juniper berry. More than one hundred artisanal gins coexist and display a variety of unique tastes. Always bitter, inevitably, they are modulated with flowers, spices, aromatics and plants of varying rarity that bring with them an additional sweetness, depth and aromatic richness.

WHAT ABOUT CHAMPAGNE? After sport, and that goes for polo too, nothing can replace water. However, once rehydrated, that need for freshness and minerality is still very much alive at all latitudes where the kings’ sport is played. Champagne has its place during and after the game, at the edge of the field or under a white tent. The champagne house Veuve Clicquot therefore covers the biggest polo events around the world.

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THE ONE AND ONLY BOMBAY SAPPHIRE

It’s still going strong all over the world. Bombay is balanced and skillfully flavored. Versatile, it goes well in a G & T, a Martini or a Negroni. It comes in more sophisticated varieties, such as the Star of Bombay. www.bombaysapphire.com

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What a great idea! Infusing vine leaves in a distilled raw cognac eau-de-vie to make a French gin. The result is surprising, powerfully aromatic and seductive due to its sweetness. www.g-vine.com

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Germany knows the juniper berry well; it’s a spice in sauerkraut. Monkey 47, based in the Black Forest, is therefore comfortable on the pitch. Composed of 47 aromatic plants and is camphorous, floral and fresh with citrus notes, it has it all. www.monkey47.com

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G&T THE GREAT CLASSIC... G&T, or Gin and Tonic… In fact, gin mixes ideally with Indian Tonic, sparkling water flavored with bitter citrus fruits and infused with quinine. Together, they make up a refreshing drink with complex flavors. Its bitterness can conceal the sweet taste of base tonics. Utmost care must be taken over choosing one over another. • At the bottom of a tumbler cooled with ice, pour the selected dose of gin. • And pour in the tonic slowly and slip in a few ice cubes gently to keep the fizz. • Then top it all off with a squeeze of lemon, or better still, lime. • A sprig of fresh mint or a touch of elderberry add a sweet nuance that makes a pleasant change.

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Gastronomic signature [ Art Gallery & Vintage Car Exhibit ] Each year, the largest exhibit of contemporary art in the United States is held in Miami. The event, called Art Basel, gathers the most important international galleries to exhibit renowned artists and reveal new talents in the fields of painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video, experimental works and more. Gallery owners, collectors and artists meet there. It is an occasion for the happy few to go to the Miami Supercar Rooms, recently created by Elo, a former top model in the 1990s, who is now busily combining a series of roles: entrepreneur, artist, collector and gallery owner. Here he offers an original concept: an art gallery that exhibits cars from his personal collection, matched with performances by chefs from Miami’s restaurants. This hedonist and arty approach combines his essential passion for cars with the very essence of culinary creation. Text: Rodolphe Gomis • Photos: Photography by Navid (Assistant: Emil Dostovic), www.photobynavid.com • Models: Richeli Murari (Elite Miami) et Lucie Prsalova (Wilhelmina Miami) • Stylist: Eva Wittels • Makeup artist / Hair stylist: Stacey Mossop Thanks to Didier Lazare Benitah from Season Productions and to Miami Supercar Rooms for the visuals of the restaurant and cars.

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In Miami, you can feel an overall effervescence beyond what is typically felt here. The weather is beautiful and warm. It is hard to believe that winter is coming… This joyous hustle and bustle is attributable to Art Basel. Each year, during the first week of December, art in its myriad forms is celebrated at the Convention Center; from the world’s most renowned painters (e.g. Matisse, Picasso, Kandinsky, Soulages and more) to new artists whose popularity is on the rise. The art market is divided and organized into a hierarchy for the various clienteles sometimes attracted by the exhibits organized on the fringes of Art Basel. The entire city is in tune with the event. The teeming district of Wynwood, already known for its impressive mural paintings, is on the rise. Former warehouses are being transformed into avant-garde galleries, surrounded by trendy boutiques and hip restaurants. Miami is reinventing itself. For the time being, we are waiting for Elo, as we sip a mojito.

Gallery built to exhibit 32 collector cars, and, scattered over an equivalent area, 6 private dining spaces. It is this concept that makes the Miami Supercar Rooms original: to match the pure esthetics of cars elevated to the heights of works of art through their design, history, mechanics, myths and accessories with the intense enjoyment of culinary flavors. It is the hedonistic combination of pleasing the eyes and the palate on the same site. Miami Supercar Rooms opened in February 2016 and was an immediate success… We sat down at the custom bar, the final product of the transformation of a 1971 Chevrolet C30 pickup truck. He starts with the basics: "If my belly is happy, then I’m happy." A knowledgeable gourmet, he loves tasting and testing dishes, and confides that if he had chosen another profession, he would have found culinary criticism fulfilling. Elo is cosmopolitan and curious about others, and his taste gravitates to world cuisines, with a penchant for exotic dishes. The variety of South American, African, Asian and Mediterranean cuisines fascinates him.

Elo – whose first name sounds like an artist’s signature – has a passion, ideas, business acumen and a lucky star.

The Miami Supercar Rooms features six dining spaces that can be made private. Each is rendered sublime by the presence of an iconic model from Elo’s collection.

Each month, a new gastronomic signature chef from Miami lends their talents to the creation of an exclusive 5-dish menu and a selection of matching wines. Elo and his spouse scrupulously select the restaurants invited to participate. Among the chefs who have already contributed their talents: Rafael Perez Cambana, the chef for a renowned Peruvian restaurant in the district With his entrepreneurial disposition, he contiAN ENCOUNTER WITH ELO (Wynwood’s GK Bistronomie), Andy Bates nued his professional path by nourishing his at Miami Supercar Rooms. (The Avenue) and Chris Davey (The British passion for exceptional cars. At the start Garden). A few examples of past dishes to of the 1990s, he used his mechanical and tickle our taste buds: Grouper ceviche with Peruvian spices - Beluga design skills to create, restore and customize the vehicles of enlighcaviar and coriander – ginger and jicama foie gras rolls – scampi with tened owners and collectors. His customizations were noticed and passion fruit and pea tendrils. soon wealthy international clients were seeking out his services. He aggressively built up his own collection. The father of a friend told We raised our glasses to the Miami Supercar Rooms. Elo chose a him, "It’s like a museum." The comment clicked and started the ball chardonnay, his favorite type of wine. This time he chose a Califorrolling. nia wine, but other times he opts for wines from Argentina, France or New Zealand. Originally grown in the vineyards of Burgundy, this The founder of the London Motor Museum in 2004, which contains French white grape variety yields very good wines in other parts of 247 rare models, Elo is considered one of the world’s most influential the world, with a variety of tastes and aromas. It can produce white collectors. His collection features classic, antique, exotic, sports or wines that are dry, effervescent or sweet. Elo loves it for its amplitude, customized vehicles: a 1929 Rolls Royce Bootch (the only one in the powerful aromas and complexity concealed beneath apparent lightworld) – a 1961 Ferrari 196 SP vintage racing car (11 in the world) ness. A person’s choice in wine can say a lot about them. – a 1958 Maserati 450 S vintage racing car – a 1953 Lamborghini For the 2016 edition of Art Basel, Elo presented a retrospective exhiTractor (3 in the world). bition by photographer Tomas Loewy, "Wynwood through time" at the Miami Supercar Rooms and organized the second edition of an He led us to his new treasure den a short distance away and contievent in Wynwood where collectors from around the world could nued his story. In 2015, he decided to export his creative passion to participate. The happy few can thus discover 66 luxurious collecMiami, a city open to artistic initiatives. He appreciated its relaxed tor cars in different styles: classic, vintage, sports, customized. It’s lifestyle and cosmopolitanism. He set up shop in the Wynwood Disenough to put stars in your eyes... trict and completed his project. On a 15 070 ft2 lot, he had the Car

I see cars as works of art. I don’t associate the value of a car with a given number, even if it unquestionably has a cost. I view the vehicle as a work of art that bears witness to its era. I study its form, its history… It’s plain to see that its DNA either speaks to me or doesn’t. Elo - Owner of Miami Supercar Rooms

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Here he comes... Relaxed elegance, direct manner, generous smile. The look of an artist, enthusiastic phrasing, impeccable French. This dynamic forty-something of English origin started out in fashion as a model for several renowned designers.


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The drinks menu for the Miami Supercar Rooms features a large selection of cocktails. There are several based on vodka (Absolut, Kettle One, Grey Goose and others) such as the ETV, or rum (Hendricks, Mount Gay, Don Julio and others) such as Delahaye Magic. ARMANI three-piece suit YVES SAINT LAURENT white shirt TOM FORD silk bow tie EVA DANIELLE lace dress

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THE ART OF THE COCKTAIL Do you know how to shake a cocktail? At Miami Supercar Rooms, the barman holds court with the dexterity and creativity of a knowledgeable mixologist. He knows how to elevate a specific request and will introduce you to the mysteries of the world of cocktails. Here are three examples of cocktails listed on the Miami Supercar Rooms bar menu that can be consumed (in moderation) even early in the afternoon, as of 4 p.m., as one strolls from galleries to hip boutiques and in the evening before or after dinner. That is, if you are a member…

BIANCO MARANELLO This one tastes like a full-flavored snack. • 3 cl of vodka • 3 cl of vanilla-flavored vodka • 3 cl of chocolate cream liqueur Mix the vodka and the vanilla vodka in a glass filled with ice cubes. Drizzle with chocolate cream liqueur. Sprinkle with chocolate flakes.

TRATTORI   A balance between refreshment and explosiveness. • 4.5 cl of gin • 4.5 cl of sweet vermouth • 2 dashes of Fernet Branca Put all ingredients in a glass. Mix and fill with ice. Mix well. Pour into a frosted glass.

DELAHAYE MAGIC   Something to perk you up for a long evening. • 3 cl of spiced rum • 3 cl of cognac • 1.5 cl of coffee liqueur Mix in a shaker and pour into a glass filled with ice cubes. Sprinkle with a bit of fresh nutmeg.

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1-2: Exhibited around the tables, a 1929 Rolls Royce Bootch - 3: A 1958 Maserati 450 S from the famous Italian carmaker - 4: A bottle of water featuring the colors of Miami Supercar Rooms - 5: A 1961 Ferrari 196 SP - 6: The decadent combination of pleasures appealing to the eyes and palate gathered in the same location - 7: A 1955 Mercedes 300 SL with gull-wing doors - 8: Elo, the founder of Miami Supercar Rooms - 9: A 1929 Rolls Royce Bootch - 10: Emory, an ultra premium vodka - 11: A 1935 Pacific by Delahaye USA 12-13: An experience for epicures and lovers of beautiful cars alike.

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AN INFORMED COLLECTOR Passion is the engine that drives him. Gastronomy is his fuel. Elo emanates relaxed elegance and contact, cheerful energy and eludes clichés. He is a shrewd businessman with unbounded creativity. His motto is "I am not a sheep, I am a shepherd." And follow him we did. 7

Can you describe your collection? It’s a quite varied collection, featuring several rare models, such as the 196 Ferrari SP (1961), the Rolls Royce Booth (1958) or the SL 300 Mercedes (1955), but most especially very different styles: classic, sports, vintage, customized... It’s not just a matter of accumulating cars. The thing about a collection is that it is never complete. It shifts and changes. I travel the world to see a car. Sometimes it is a wonderful encounter, sometimes it just doesn’t click. For me, it’s a matter of falling in love with the car. Which car most fills you with pride? I see cars as works of art. I don’t associate the value of a car with a given number, even if it unquestionably has a cost. I view the vehicle as a work of art that bears witness to its era. I study its form, its history… It’s plain to see that its DNA either speaks to me or doesn’t...

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How are transactions completed? It’s different every time. The language of car lovers is international. A collector will only let go of a car if he is sure that it will be in good hands. It’s a transfer. I do buy cars, but sometimes I may do a trade. One car in exchange for another, and once, even a house in exchange for a car! Do you have any upcoming projects? Yes, opening a Supercar Rooms in London in 2017…

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Each month, a new signature gastronomy chef from Miami lends their talents to the creation of an exclusive 5-dish menu and a selection of matching wines. ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA suit YVES SAINT LAURENT white shirt ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA silk tie EVA DANNIELLE black silk dress PATTA HAAR gold and precious stone necklace and earrings

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In the wake of the Second World War, the need for affordable means of transportation was keenly felt in Italy, prompting some companies to embark upon manufacturing motorcycles. Opposite: a 1953 Maserati and 1955 Fratelli Ferrari motorcycle. The latter motorcycle has nothing to do with Enzo Ferrariâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous automobile brand, as it belonged to two brothers who shared the Ferrari family name. YVES SAINT LAURENT cotton shirt TOM FORD tie CANALI and MICHAEL KORS jackets ARMANI beige wool cardigan RALPH LAUREN wool pants

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This 1935 Pacific by Delahaye USA is a Delahaye USA crafted interpretation of the Bugatti Type 57S, one the most important models in Bugattiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. The company, created by Terry Cook and set up in New Jersey, prides itself with producing modern concept vehicles inspired by models from prestigious brands. To learn more, go to www.delahayeusa.com

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AN EXCEPTIONAL EVENING

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For those with a keen interest in collector cars, dining at Miami Supercar Rooms is a luxurious occasion to share one’s automotive passion and to discover creative gastronomy.

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ining at Miami Supercar Rooms is a novel and luxurious experience. You find yourself in a private dining space with table set for six, to partake in an elegant 5-dish feast meant to please the eyes and the palate. In a contemporary setting, your dining space houses an iconic model from Elo’s car collection. A major-domo is exclusively at your service to ensure a flawless flow. He enlightens the guest with respect to the model exhibited, for which he knows the history, mechanics, designs and all details. He accompanies you through the Car Gallery, directs you to the (open) bar and introduces you to your DJ. Everything has been designed to ensure a memorable evening out. Of course, such a service comes at a price: $US 3000 for 6 people. But this covers your entertainment until the end of the night! Dinners are offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

MEMBERSHIP CARDS Miami Supercar Rooms operates like a club with 3 service levels. Membership is free. The range of services is determined based on the type of membership: • White gives you access to all the site’s locations and gives you priority when making reservations. • Silver gives you free access to the Car Gallery and confers special privilegesW for the dining service. • Black gives you access to the Car Gallery and to the bar that offers 4 fixed prices, with a selection of matching drinks, always as an open bar.

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Art Basel Week does not only take place in the Miami Convention Center. Miami Supercar Rooms and its Car Gallery participate on a permanent and event-by-event basis.

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Three iconic cars from Elo’s fabulous collection are matched with a prestigious selection of wines:

1 1929 ROLLS ROYCE BOOTCH

Guests admire it as they drink a Pouilly-Fumé, made from Sauvignon grapes. This wine is sophisticated, mineral, fruity and full-bodied, whose

2 VINTAGE 1958 450 S MASERATI

This car inspires desire, just like this Italian wine, Amarone della Valpolicella, produced in the province of Verona. A generous alcohol content, with a long mouthfeel, fruity: this wine is powerful, smooth and complex with a high concentration of aromas.

3 1935 "PACIFIC" DELAHAYE

This is a unique model... Guests visually caress it as they sip a Californian Napa Valley Syrah. Rich in aromas of blackberry, with contrasting peppery notes. This one has a strong personality!

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MIAMI VICE COCKTAIL A cocktail with a Latin flair. A salsa rhythm in a wellchilled glass…

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his is the favorite cocktail of Elo from Miami Supercar Rooms. It is an allusion to the American TV series Miami Vice and to the actors Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas. This cocktail is the city’s signature, without the vice. Its sweet granita texture evokes a Cuban flavour and the sweetness of strawberries.

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• 6 cl of Cuban rum • 3 cl of pina colada syrup

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 • 2 cl of lime juice • 4 cl of strawberry syrup

• Put some ice in the blender. • Add 3 cl of rum, the strawberry syrup and the lime juice. • Blend until the ice has a granita texture. Set aside in frosted glass. • Blend the rest of the rum (3 cl), the pina colada syrup and ice cubes until the mixture has a granita texture. • Pour into the glass containing the previous mixture.

A time-limited exhibition is organized based on the artistic work of Tomas Loewy. For one day, car collectors are invited to publicly exhibit their favorite model, on a few streets in the Wynwood district, with trophies awarded at the end. In this way, the entire district around Miami Supercar Rooms offers locations for contemporary art, making it a sort of Art Basel Fringe Festival, enabling visitors to stray from official itineraries. So, have a drink at the bar, visit the Car Gallery and a few nearby exhibits… how’s that for a program?


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