2011 April


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    2011 April



    Quotation of the Month

    Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.

    Ernest Hemingway


    Zodiac of the Month - Taurus 



    April, 21 - May, 20





    The sign of Taurus is determined and peaceful. Although they are not leaders, they will recognize someone with great leadership qualities and follow them. They try to remain the same as everyone else, and are resistant to change. People enjoy being around a Taurus because it has a good sense of humor and is intelligent. They are dependable friends who are not scared off by a challenge. A Taurus may believe so strongly in its values that he will sacrifice relationships to uphold them. Some Taureans need to be told that they did a good job after accomplishing a task before they feel that they have really accomplished anything. Friends of Taureans are people in the same social standing as them, and the Taurus rarely goes outside of that standing. Although the Taurus is calm and generally against fighting, it will fight if someone is provoking it, and it will do anything for it’s friends if they are in danger. Taureans’ tempers tend to explode in violent bursts that are not always directed at the person they should be.


    Taureans can also enjoy a glass of wine from a less known wine-grower ? if it’s good! When having a tasting the Taurus likes to show off a little with its great memory of vintages and appellations. But its distinctive sense of smell helps to find out excellent wines that everyone will like.


    Wine recommendation

    Pinot Grigio







    Famous Taureans

    Queen Elizabeth II

    Jack Nicholson

    Uma Thurman

    Fred Astaire


    An auction was held at Roppongi Hills!

    An auction was held at Roppongi Hills on April 14th (Thu) and part of the sales was donated to the Japan Red Cross.



    Condes Eylo won a gold medal!

    Condesa Eylo 2010, from Bodegas Val de Vid in the DO Rueda, won gold medal at the Challenge International du Vin!


    Donations from Producers!

    On behalf of Pieroth Japan we would like to thank our suppliers for their donation of 4.418.436 Yen to help and support the people of Japan. The whole amount was donated to the Japan Red Cross.

    Thank you very much for your donation.




    Royal Wedding News!

    On behalf of Pieroth Japan, we would like to congratulate Prince William and Catherine on the occasion of their marriage and to wish them every happiness for the future!

    And we are happy to offer our Pieroth Bleu Sekt Mild with a special Royal Wedding Label!



    New Mondavi Range Highly Rated!

    The New Mondavi wines we introduced recently in the old customer offer all received top marks in Vinotheque Magazine. 

    In fact the M by Michael Mondavi 2006 Napa Valley received 19 out of 20 pts.

    While the Emblem Oso 2006, received an equally impressive 18.5. 

    And last but not least Emblem received 17.5.  

    3 great wines 3 great scores!



    Domaine Bertagna was selected for the best wines of the year in <<Millesimes>>!

    Domaine Bertagna was selected for the best wines of the year in ≪ Millesimes ≫ magazine  April 2011 ranking. It was mentioned that Domaine Bertagna combines traditional methods and modern technology with the greatest respect for the vineyard and nature.

    Three of the following wines were selected among the best wines of the year.

     Premier Cru rouge Clos de La Perriere Monopole 2008
     Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru rouge 2008
     Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru rouge 2008


    Las Moras was awarded as the Best Producer of the year 2010!

    Selections Mondiales Des Vins is the largest and one of the oldest International Wine Competion in North America. And Las Moras who obtained 8 Gold and 6 Silver medals was awarded as the "Best Producer" of the year 2010.


    Some encouragement messages are introduced in the Wine Kingdom homepage!

    Encouragement messsages are introduced in the homepage of the Wine Kingdom.


    The following producers of Pieroth Japan were also introduced.

    "Domaine Bertagna"(France)
    Owner Eva Reh-Siddle

    All our thought are with you during this difficult period after the tsunami hit Japan, and we are all praying that the nuclear accident in Fukushima will soon be sorted out.
    That the families who have lost everything will find help and peace soon again. This disaster shows us how small the world finally is, as we all feel concern and wish to help as much as possible.
    We have a lot of respect to see how the population of Japan is holding together, support and cares about the people. Bravo
    Domaine Bertagna
    Eva Reh-Siddle

    "Hetiz Wine Cellars"(California U.S.A)
    President  Kathleen Heitz Myers

    To Our Friends in Japan,
    We are saddened beyond measure to see the devastation of your beautiful country and to know that you have lost so many beloved family members and friends.
    The remarkable courage and dignity you have shown during this time of sorrow has made an impression on our hearts that will last forever. Your strength of character as individuals and as a donation has been an inspiration to people around the world.
    Please know that we are thinking of you and sending our heartfelt friendship and admiration across the miles.

    Heitz Wine Cellars
    Kathleen Heitz Myers

    "Chateau Vignelaure"(France)
    head Manager Phillipe Bru

    Dear Japanese friends and wine lovers,
    Chateau Vignelaure is sending you warm thoughts from Provence.
    We admire your courage and humility in this difficult time.
    We hope Japan will rise like a phoenix from the ashes, as it did in the past.

    Stay safe,Chateau Vignelaure
    Head Manager
    Philippe Bru

    For more information, please visit  http://www.winekingdom.co.jp/message/


    Wine and Food - 

    Whitehaven and Grove Mill Sauvignon Blancs & mashed broad beans with olive oil



    Whitehaven and Grove Mill Sauvignon Blancs & mashed broad beans with olive oil

    This month I matched two Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand and broad beans which are in season. The greenness of broad beans and the herbaciousness of Sauvignon Blanc go very well together. These two Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand have a solid structure with a full of fruit flavor and racy acidity. The wines are medium bodied, so beans need more body than their natural weight. They acquire more body with olive oil, so by adding some their weight matches with that of the wines.  

    Grove Mill Sauvignon Blanc            Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc

    When you choose lighter Sauvignon or the lighter wine based on this variety it is better not to use olive oil.   


    Mashed broad beans

    Grill beans with the shell on. When the both sides of the shell get c olored well turn off the gas and wait till the beans get cooled down. Take the shells off the beans. Peel the skin and take out beans and put them in the bowl. Squash them with a fork. Place mashed beans on the plate and drizzle high quality olive oil. Please avoid serving this dish with salt so as not to kill the natural flavor of the beans.  

    Text by Mami Whelehan


    Winery of the Month


    Provenza Estate was established in 1967 by Walter Contato. Its name is derived from the  Provencal origins of the Contato family. The 12 hectares that made up the wine producing land of the Cascina Maiolo and Cascina Molino properties were increased to today's approximately 45 hectars while passionately remaining faithful to ancient traditions. Today the prestige of the Company is maintained by Fabio and Patrizia , Walter Contato's children, and his wife, Cesarina, after his early death in May 1996. The progress we have achieved has brought us to the pinnacle of the local wine-growing industry.




    The Provenza Estate or "Ca Maiol" lies in the heart of the zone known as "Lugana" very close to the peninsula of Sirmione, 1 KM from Lake Garda. Provenza Estate covers four vineyards: the primary one is called Maiolo and it includes cellars and offices too, the others are named Molino, Rocchetta and Storta. The story of ownership dates well back into the past. In fact, the name of the founder, the Desenzano Notary Sebastiano Maioli, and the year of foundation 1710 (MDCCX in Roman numerals) are carved on the entrance door of the main house.
    The white wine Lugana takes its name from a very small area of production, situated on the shore of Lake Garda, south  of the Peninsula of Sirmione . The soil, unique of its kind in the world, is made up solely of a variegated combination of stratified clay, mainly calcareous, interspersed by a plain of micro-organic sedimentation rich in oxides and mineral salts of the last post-glacial geological era.
     The cultivation of the 45 Hectares of wineyards (production of about 400.000 bottles for year) is still traditional. All spray treatments are studied to "Prevent" the spread of diseases. This is possible with t he use of high technology equipment such as: sophisticated weather Station, a  direct connection with the Meteosat Satellite and Radio Receiver connected to the International Meteor Center of Shannon in Ireland.

         The well-equipped modern cellars, are designed for maximum utilization  of natural proces ses instead of chemical  ones, so to sav e bo th unique properties and genuineness of th ese wines. Tha nks to the high quality of its wines, the Provenza Estate  has receiv ed many awards at both domestic and intenational level, such as: the Gold Medal in Bordeaux and the prestigious "Prix the Excellence" in Paris.    



    New Products and Vintages 

    Pieroth's Spring Collection 2011 (OCO)

    Have you received this offer by mail? It introduces a very attractive and special range of wines, one time deals and limited offers all accompanied by a special free gift. If you would like to receive a copy of this offer please e-mail us your name and address to ips@pieroth.jp for details.
    As always the Pieroth's Spring Collection 2011 (OCO) brings you selection of unique items and value.









    We are particularly proud to present a range of Mondavi wines.  The vineyard of M Mondavi for example was originally founded and created to produce Opus 1.  

    The grapes in fact accounted for 10% of the production of OPUS from its conception in 1997 until recently when Mr Mondavi, who actually owned the vineyard decided to create his own wine. 

    In addition, if  you purchase 3 bottles of OCO ⑭ 9867763 2006 M by Michael Mondavi, they will be sent to you in the following box.

    Also from the USA we present one of the most popular brands "Menage a Trois". 

    From Spain we provide a very special winery whose wine maker used to work for Haut Brion that is going to be even more famous in the future as it will become a Pago this summer.  

     While from France we bring you an unusual sparkling fruity red wine, "Rouge Gamay" and a Le Page de Vignealure, whose label is designed by Yves Saint Laurent.


    Sign up for OCO on the web! 

    Given the limited nature of some of the OCO offers such as the Domaine Leroy offer we decide for the future to set up an advance notice system for which our customers can sign up for on the web.

     Our old customer offers such as the one we have sent out now are designed to offer you special wines and sets. In some cases sets are limited and sell out in a day or two.  
    So to give you an equal opportunity for these limited offers we will send out an advance notice to people registered under OCO old customer list so everyone receives the offer at the same time.

    We currently provide 4 special offers by mail to our customers.  However those
    registered under OCO will also receive advance notice of some other additional offers available only through their sales consultant.

    Sign up for our Old Customer Mailing list now and you will receive 

    * Automatically entered into a lottery with a possible chance to win a bottle of OPUS 1 or Baron d'Arques.

    * Receive advance notice of very limited sets in our old customer offers.

    * Receive advance notice of special offers available only through our salespeople.

    * Receive advance notice of any winemaker events or dinners.

     To register follow the below instruction.

    1. Go to our frong page www.pieroth.jp
    2. Go to the right bottom of the front page "Sign Up for Our Newsletter" and click on the OCO column.
    3. Now you are registered! 

    Personalized Wine Label


    Original wine labels are printed in full color and can include text and


    photographs, for as few as 6 bottles.


    If you are interested in a personal label, please contact


    ips@pieroth.jp for details.

    Original label

    You will be sent a proof of the label design for approval prior to printing.


    The best Custom Fit Label of the month

    Ms. K
    The best original label of the month

    Lucky Friend Campaign                          

    Free 2 bottles of wine for both of you and your friend!

    Pieroth Japan is running a “Lucky Friend Campaign”.

    Simply, any old customer who introduces a new customer to Pieroth Japan will receive free a 2-bottle Primavera Sparkling set for a limited time only, while the customer they introduce will also receive free a 2-bottle Primavera Sparkling set with their 1st order. Certain restrictions apply so please E-mail at ips@pieroth.jp


    If you are not a customer yet and would like to receive the 2-bottle set free with your first order. Send us an e-mail at ips@pieroth.jp and we will introduce you to your local wine consultant so that he can advise you. So act now and take advantage of this great offer.


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