2012 October

2012 October

 Pieroth Newsletter October 2012

 Quotation of the Month
"Wine is bottled poetry." Robert Louis Stevenson
 News

 Pieroth Launchs an International Cosmetic brand in Japan


In partnership with a major French laboratory, Oenolia has developed a range of cosmetics containing the active ingredients found in grape seeds, precious Grape Polyphenols.The timeless and classic world of Oenolia brings you the best of the vineyards, in just one caress.

All their top-of-the-range products have been formulated and tested by a major French laboratory and are made in France.

Now available for the first time in Japan. To learn more, please click here.

 Tyler Foundation Charity Dinner Event 2012

We have donated to the Tyler Foundation and participated in their charity event. Please enjoy our photo album below.



After the event, the Tyler Foundation sent us a Thank you note above. Once again we would lilke to thank our customers for their participation.

 Sauterne Producers Visit to Pieroth Japan 

6 producers of Sauterne came to our head office to give a lecture. A Wine writer Ms. Fumiko Aoki came to the press event and her article is on Sankei News. Please click the below link to read her article.

http://sankei.jp.msn.com/life/news/121011/trd12101116580009-n1.htm

Also, check out the Shot Magazine article written by Mrs. Mami Whelehan to learn about the food match and tips to enjoy Sauterne wines.
http://www.shotmagazine.jp/2012/10/dont-call-sweet/
 Paul Hobbes comes to Japan

Paul Hobbes, one of the most successful winemakers in the world, will come to Japan next month. In celebrating his visit, we are offering special Toso wines sets. Paul Hobbes has been working for Toso as a winemaker consultant.

 

6 Bottle Toso Red & White Set

To see the details of this set, please click here.
Toso Cabernet Sauvignon Limited Edition (2010) - 6 Bottles Set
To see the details of this set, click here.

 Event Announcement: Ladies and Gentlemen Winemakers'  Event

To see the details for November 23rd, please click here.
To see the details for November 24th, please click here.

 Pinino receives Decanter World Wine Award 2012

These producers will be at our events in November!

Click here for details.

 Grattamacco Bolgheri Superior 2009 Receives 4 glasses from  Vinid'Italia 2012

For product details, please click here.
 More Whitehaven Accolades

For product details, please click here.

 Winery of the Month

Opus One

Of the great European wine families, the Rothschilds are perhaps the best known. And Baron Philippe de Rothschild is perhaps the best known of this great family. At the age of 20, Baron Philippe took on the management of Château Mouton Rothschild from his father Baron Henri.
To learn more, click here.

 Wine & Food

Broiled Chickpeas and Tomatoes with Negresco

Ingredients
Boiled chickpeas: 450g
Well-ripen tomatoes: large size 2 pieces
Onion: Half
Bacon: 3 slices
Olive oil: As you think appropriate.
Ketchup: 2 large spoons
Salt and pepper.
Cinnamon: As you think appropriate.
Thyme:3-4 sticks
Purple onion: 1 whole (small size)
Molasses: a little amount

Pour olive oil into a frying pan to an adequate depth, and stir fry bacon. Then add in chopped onions. Fry onion till clear, and then add the boiled chickpeas, diced tomatoes, and thyme. Simmer them for a few minutes. Then flavor, it with salt and pepper, add ketchup and a dash of cinnamon.

Move them to a heat-resistant bowl; decorate the surface by using sliced purple onions. On each sliced onions, pour over dash of molasses. Set the oven at 200 degrees, and broil it for 30 minutes.

You can use the canned chickpeas for convenience. But I would like to recommend boiling raw chickpeas. I assure you that they taste will be a whole lot better. When I have time, I boil the whole package and freeze them for stock. When you need chickpeas, you just need to defrost them for use. Very simple but it can be very useful.

I matched Negresco from Provenza for this dish. If I would describe this wine in one phrase I would say that this wine stands between the old world and new world. Medium body with adequately concentrated fruitiness and medium acidity. Negresco has a hint of suave berries. Sourness coming from the ripe tomatoes, accompanied by the subtle sweetness of onions and ketchup will match perfectly with fruitiness of the wine. The lasting flavor of cinnamon tasted at the finishing stage would further add complexity to this magical pairing!

Text by Mami Whelehan

 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.

 Zodiac Sign of the Month

Scorpio                                        

October, 22 – November, 21

Philosophy
I desire

Character
Scorpios lead fate filled lives and have intense and dramatic personal relationships. Even as children Scorpios are often found to be wise beyond their years. Scorpios often know all the answers, except sometimes; they too often have difficulty finding what they need to develop their own happiness.

Passion, desire and power go hand in hand for Scorpios. Their biggest challenge and test in life is choosing between the power of love and the love of power. Coming to grips with their extraordinary emotional depths and sensitivity isn't easy for those around them. Others can often live with a Scorpio partner for years, but not really know them. Their eyes often blaze with feelings that words never express. Too often they say "no" when they really mean "yes". They have contrary natures.
Most Scorpios are winners. The main thing they have to worry about is their attitudes, which make up their mind powers and can either make or break them. When they are negative about something or someone, or critical of themselves, they can tend to get in their own way.

When it comes to wine, Scorpios are not interested in detailed information about soil conditions or alcohol level. What counts for them, is taste and price-performance ratio.
Scorpios like to focus and fully concentrate on the content of their glass. That’s another reason, why they like to taste wine undisturbed in a small group of wine gourmets.
But when being challenged, the Scorpio’s ambition has no limit to win this little wine competition and show off with their great knowledge.

Wine recommendation
Cabernet Sauvignon
Shiraz

Similarities
...secretive nature
...tough late bloomer
...needs a lot of care

Famous Leos
Claude Monet
Jodie Foster
Larry Flynt
Theodore Roosevelt

 
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