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    2012 November

     Pieroth Newsletter November 2012

     Quotation of the Month
    Here's to the corkscrew - a useful key to unlock the storehouse of wit, the treasury of laughter, the front door of fellowship, and the gate of pleasant folly. W.E.P. French

     Ladies & Gentlemen Winemaker's Event (Walk-in Tasting) on November 25

    Venue:Ark Hills Club37F East Wing, ARK Mori Building,1-12-32 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo http://www.arkhillsclub.com/index_en.html 

    Date: Sunday November 25th 

    Time: 11:00-20:00
    Dress Code: Please wear jacket & tie

    No Appointment Necessary 

    Wines related to this event are available from here.

    In the run up to these events, to raise additional money, we have selected one wine from each of the visiting producers and for each of the selected bottles sold we will donate 150 yen.  The proceeds will be split equally between the two worthy organizations; Shine On Kids (Tyler Foudnation) and MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES JAPON (Doctors without Borders)
    Below are the catalogues for the events.  To learn more about the producers attending and the wine offered please click on the catalogues. If you click on the titles in this catalogue, they are linked to the wines for this donation campaign.
    Ladies Winemaker's Event
    Gentlemen Winemaker's Event

    '11 Prestige is on Sale with Favourable Comments

    This product is listed in Winter Best Selection 2012.

    For the details of this product, please click here.

    We also have received some nice photos of Michel Rolland, the famous Bordeaux wine consultant, famous for working with such preatigious chateaux as Angelus, Ausone, Pontet-Canet, Chateau de Valandraudetc. But what you may not know is that he is also a consultant to Provenza in Italy. Picture below is with the owner Fabio Contato (the one with glasses.)

    To see other Provenza products, click here.

    Robert Parker Wine Advocate


    2011 Pascual Toso Cabernet Sauvignon - 89pts

    2009 Pascual Toso Cabernet Sauvignon Alta Reserve  - 90pts

    2006 Pascual Toso Finca Pedregal  91pts

    2010 Pascual Toso Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon - 90pts

    2011 Pascual Toso Limited Edition Malbec  - 90pts

    2007 Pascual Toso Magdalena Toso -  94pts

    2011 Pascual Toso Malbec  - 89pts

    2009 Pascual Toso Malbec Alta Reserva -  91pts

    2010 Pascual Toso Malbec Reserva -  89pts

    Flechas de Los Andes

    2009 Flechas de Los Andes Gran Corte  - 90pts

    2009 Flechas de Los Andes Gran Malbec -  88pts

    Las Moras 

    2011 Finca Las Moras Chardonnay  - 86pts

    2007 Finca Las Moras Finca Pedernal Malbec  - 89pt

    s2010 Finca Las Moras Malbec Black Label  - 85pts 

    2010 Finca Las Moras Malbec Reserve  - 85pts

    2009 Finca Las Moras Mora Negra  - 90pts

    2009 Finca Las Moras Three Valleys Gran Shiraz  - 90pts'

     Las Moras won Silver at Decanter Asia Wine Awards

    Silver:'10 Las Moras Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

    Recommend:'10 Las Moras Black Label Malbec

     Thank you for waiting! Finally, '11 Dr. P Pinot Noir is Available!

    '11 Dr. P Pinot Noir listed in Winter Best Selection 2012 is finally available. Thank you very much for your patience.

     Harvest Photos from La Chateau Gardine

     Boizel Won Golds!

    To see the Grand Gold Winner, please click here.
    The Set of Rose and White are also on sale. Shipping is free for this set.
     '10 Richard Hamilton Shiraz Won a Trophy

    ' 10 Richard Hamilton Shiraz won a trophy at The VISY 2012 Great Australian Shiraz. It is worth trying this wine.

    Value Bordeaux 2012 Wines are now Available

    Please click the above banner to see the products.

     Winery of the Month

    Originally from Marseille, Rousset-Rouard family has owned the impressive "Citadelle" in Ménerbes since 1980. In 1989 Yves Rousset-Rouard purchased an ancient provençale farmhouse with 8 hectares of vines and decided to throw all his passion and efforts into creating Domaine de la Citadelle and sculpting a "grand vin" that reflectes the quality and typicity of the Côtes du Luberon appellation, the youngest of the great names of the Rhône Valley
    Read more from here. 
    Mr. Alexis Rousset-Rouard from this winery will be at the even on November 24 th and 25th.

     Wine & Food

    Cheese Gratin with Celery Matched accompanied by Fabio Contato from Provenza


    Celery: 6 sticks

    Cheese: Approximately 120g. (Please change the portion, as you prefer) Preferably, please select pepper jack or cheddar, or alternative with a strong flavor.

    Black pepper: As you think proper.

    Cut the celery sticks into 5 cm length, and boil them for about 15 minutes. Place the celeries on bakeware, then put ground cheese on top. Then sprinkle the pepper. Again, place celeries and make layers. The very top should be the cheese layer with black pepper on top. Add some butter on top. Set the oven to 220 degrees. Broil till cheese gets melted. Enjoy this dish to the maximum when the celery is in its best season. The recipe is very simple as all you need is celery and some cheese. Celeries when boiled lose strong sharpness. Therefore, I would like to recommend cheeses with strong flavor such as pepper jack, a cheese with jalapenos, or British cheddar cheese.

    Fabio Contato from Provenza has a vibrant aroma accompanies a hint of butter. The core of the wine on the palate has sweet fruitiness and supported by clean acidity.  This wine is rich, round, with elegant oak nuances on the palate. Since this wine has richness in its body the weight of the cheese matches perfectly and the spicy hint of pepper jack, adds an accent. Acidity coming from wine soothes the oiliness coming from cheese, creating fresh aftertaste. Please don’t forget to scrape the cheese that was nicely burned and stuck on the side of the plate. You will enjoy the crunchiness.

    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


    November, 22 – December, 21


    I see

    Sagittarians are one of the most optimistic zodiac signs of all. Like 
    their astrological symbol - the Archer - Sagittarians are renowned for aiming their sights towards whatever it is they find alluring - a love partner, dream job, vacation - and making it their own. They believe that anything is possible, and because of this belief system, Sagittarians are adept at seeking out their very own pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

    Sagittarians are happiest on the move - exploring new cultures and ideas and many are attracted to occupations related to travel, the media, outdoor work and philosophical pursuits.

    Freedom loving, optimistic and honest, Sagittarians are ruled by 
    Jupiter, the planet of abundance and higher learning. Although they are intellectually and spiritually advanced, Sagittarians are 
    notorious for their lack of tact. In relationships they demand 
    independence, but when in love, it can't be denied that they are one of the most big-hearted signs of the zodiac.

    When it comes to wine, Sagittarians know how to differentiate quality.
    Another reason why they love to travel to famous wine-growing 
    countries, such as South Africa or Australia, where they want to learn more about the local wine-growing techniques.

    When Sagittarians wind down and put down roots, they enjoy visiting traditional wine markets or open days at their favourite wineries. Here they can take it easy and fully live out their passion for wine – tasting, comparing and handpicking to fill up their cellar.

    Wine recommendation
    Sauvignon Blanc

    ...precious virtue
    ...affinity to exaggeration
    ...not really down-to-earth

    Famous Sagittarians
    Ludwig van Beethoven
    Mark Twain
    Winston Churchil
    Tyra Banks

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