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    2012 December

     Pieroth Newsletter December 2012

     Quotation of the Month
    In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want. A traditional Irish toast.

     Season's Greeting & Online Shop Business Hours during Holidays

    Dear Customers,
    Thank you very much for your great patronage.
    With only a few days left in year 2012, we hope this newsletter finds you all well. We would in particular like to thank you very much for choosing us and to assure you we will continue to make an effort to increase your satisfaction and to give you the best service possible. 

    At the year-end and year-begining, the order and shipping shcedule will be as below. We apologize in advance for any inconvinience this may cause.

    Last Shipping for 2012: Friday December 28th, 2012.

    Orders received by noon of Thursday December 27th will be shipped out on 28th December. In case of missing information in orders, the timely shipping is hard to be carried out,

    Openining  2013: Monday January 7th

    Shipping Start on January 7th, 2013.

    Pieroth Japan will be closed from Saturday December 29th to Sunday January 6th for holidays. We will start on Monday January 7th 2013.
    We have received many greetings from our producers to you.
     Ignacio Marine
     Chateau de La Gardine
     Hacienda El Condor
    Masia Vallformosa
    Viticultors Mas d'en Gil

    Menage a Trois

     Event Report:Ladies & Gentlemen Winemakers Event

    From November 23rd to 25th, for three days, we held events where winemakers from all over the world came together. On 23rd, only ladies winemakers participated in Tasting & Dinner Auction event. On 24th, it was the day for Gentlemen winemakers. It was a chance to talk to the producers in person, and they prepared the rare wines exclusively for these events. Wine lovers fully enjoyed these events.

    On 23rd, 17 female winemakers participated in the event held at Tokyo American Club. The paritcipants include Chateau Figeac the oldest Chateau in Saint Emilion in Bordeauz Domaine Bertagna from Bourgogne, and Mas d'en Gil, a Spanish winery that produces prestigious wines.
    On 24th, the gentlemen participants total of 16 participated in the events held at Ark Hills Club. Guests could choose either Japanese or French menu. Chateau Rauzan Segla, whose owner is CHANEL, Chaateau d'Armaillac, Chateau Clerc Milon participated in the event.
    At each dinner, a lottery to win our just-launched cosmetic made of grapes was held and charity auctions took place. Auction wines included Double Magnum Bottles, and rare old vintages, and many other wines which are hard to buy. The guests were thrilled with the auction items. The proceeds from the auctions were donated to Shine On! Kids Tyler Foundation that supports children with cancer and to Doctors without Borders.

     News from Domaine Bertagna

    Despite a growing season hampered by a very fickle climate, the 2012 crop will be of outstanding quality.Our red wines are characterised by deep and intense colours with aromas reminiscent of red fruit, verging on black for some appellations.On the palate, they display a rich, round and supple body supported by silky tannins. An exceptional vintage.

    Domaine Bertagna has been rewarded in the latest issue of the French magazine "Gault Millau" 2013

    Vougeot Premier Cru Clos de la Perriere 2010: 17/20

    Corton Grand Cru Les Grandes Lolieres 2010: 18.5/20
    Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2010: 18.5/20
    Chambolle-Musigny village 2010: 16.5/20
     The Prisoner 2011 is now available online.

    Vintage 2011 is now available. Please click here.

      CHANIN Wine Company 

    Wine & Spirits Magazine selected Chanin Wine Company for Best Top 20 Winery & Best Buy 100. Gavin Chanin is selected for FORBES TOP 30 Under 30 in wine & food category. In other category, Mike Zackerburg and Lady Gaga have been selected.

    Bine Nacido Chardonnay (2009)

    Parker Points 91!

    No: 9894924
    Color: White
    Grape: Chardonnay
    Area: USA >> California >> Santa Barbara County
    Producer: Chanin Wine Company
    Style: Dry
    Volume: 750mL
    Price: ¥7,087
    Price: ¥6,405/1 bottle (If you buy 3 bottles)

    Wine & Spirits Magazine selected for 2012 Best Chardonnay 100.

    Biena Nacido Pinot Noir (2010) 

    Parker Points 93!

    No: 9891565
    Color: Red
    Grapes: Pinot Noir
    Area: USA >> California >> Santa Barbara County
    Producer: Chanin Wine Company
    Style: Dry
    Volume: 750mL

    Price: ¥9,812

     Winery of the Month

    Château Vignelaure

    Château Vignelaure is certainly the most famous wine-producing estate of Provence. The château and its surrounding vineyards are located in the wild but beautiful countryside just to the north of the town of Aix-en-Provence, in the south-east of France. To learn more, please click here

     Wine & Food

    Grilled Eggplants with Citrus Depressa and Basil Flavor

    Eggplant: 3 pieces

    Olive oil 

    Ingredients of Dressing

    Olive oil: 100 cc

    Grated skin of Citrus Depressa

    Juice of Citrus Depressa: 10-13 pieces

    Balsamic Vinegar: 2 large spoons

    Sugar: 1 Large spoon

    Basil leaves (Minced): 3-4 large spoons

    Okinawan pepper: as you think proper

    Slice the eggplants vertically, spread olive oil on their surface. Heat the grill pan, grill the both sides of eggplants until they get tendered. Place them on a large plate.Mix well the ingredients of the dressing, dip the eggplants in it. Sprinkle basil leaves before eating. 

    Christmas is just around the corner, and New Year is stepping toward us little by little. This is the best season for red sparkling. In Victoria, Australia, it is their tradition to drink red sparkling on Christmas.This year, I decided to open a red sparkling on Christmas, but at the same time I have our family mission to grill a turkey. Thus I can not spend much time to ponder about side dishes. I came up with a dish which you can make beforehand, and more importantly it matches with Lambursco.
    As Lambursco is fruity and has residual sugar, slightly sweet dressing goes well with it. Red sparkling made of red grapes has a good amount of tannin that covers the sight residual sugar, thus it created smooth texture. Acidity is not so high that citrus depressa or kabosu goes better than lemons. 
    You can cook ahead, besides it is a healthy eggplant grill with citrus depressa and basil. This will play outstandingly from the busy year-end to the new years. Please give it a try. You will be obsessed!
    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

    December 22 – January 20 


    I am proud 


    The sign of the high roller, Capricorn is regarded as the zodiac’s top, but also quiet, life and business achievers. But, there are two very different types of Capricorns.The first is represented by the mountain goat, always climbing higher and higher; never content until reaching the top. The second is the garden goat, with little adventurous spirit or ambition-happy to remain within a small domain, refusing to budge unless it is pushed. Either type of Capricorn, however, is patient and persevering. They reach their goals because they know the longest journey commences with a single step and that the first step is always the most difficult. The one thing a Capricorn must always try to do is balance work with play; otherwise they can become too one-sided and work can replace true personal emotional fulfilment. Continually climbing the eternal mountain of success, Capricornians rise to the occasion when faced with a new task or deadline. Although conservative and cautious, Goats are willing to try unusual approaches on their road to success in business or in love. Romantically, they desire a permanent relationship with someone who'll give them the affection they crave.Although Capricornians are rough with their money, they know when it’s time to invest in enjoyment. But only, if they have the feeling to make the sale of the century, e.g. at a wine auction. Never the less, they can enjoy and appreciate a glass of high quality wine. And if a wine is corked, Capricornians wouldn’t even use it for cooking the sauce.

    Wine recommendation

    Pinot Noir 


    ...often underestimated

    ...very resistant...

    gets better and better, when matures 

    Famous Capricornians

    Al Capone

    Elvis Presley

    Mao Zedong

    Joan of Arc

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