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     Pieroth Newsletter October 2013
     Quotation of the Month

     News
     South African Wine Certification Test Launches
    The South African Wine Certification Test conducted by the Wine and Spirits Culture association will launch in March 2014. To celebrate the publication of the official text book “Everything about South African Wine; SOUTH AFRICA Wine Story” written by Principal  of Wine and Wine Culture,  Yumi Tanabe, a launch party was held for the press.
    At the party, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Boland CellarFive Climate series were served with other high quality South African wines.
    South Africa is a wine producing country that evolves everyday. The purpose of this certification test is to promote the awareness and spread the enlightenment of South African wines. There’s no prerequisite to take this test. Anybody can apply and try. For the details of this test, please visit the website below.
    http://www.wsca.jp/africa.html
    If you want to try this brand new certification test, please go ahead and contact your wine consultant. You may get our importer discount from the examination fee.
    Principal Tanabe introduced Boland Cellar in her latest book. Please check it out.
     The Event to Celebrate the Visit of Domaine de Baron’Arques General Manager
    On Thursday September 12th, to celebrate the visits of –, the General Manager of Domaine de Baron’Arques, and Mr. Philippe Dhalluin, the Technical Director of Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Pieroth Japan held 3 events at Tokyo American Club.
    In the morning, we held lecture and wine tasting for the press, and offering them the occasion to enjoy Baron’Arques’ wines and to match them with food.
    The following is the wines served for this special occasion.

    Lunch MenuSnow Crab cake,saffron aioli, arugula salad,roast pine nuts, lemon confit

    2011 Domaine de Baron’Arques Chardonnay 

    Grilled tuna,komatsuna bonito risotto,sun dried tomato,grana padano

    2010, 2008, 2007 Domaine de Baron’Arques 

    Roasted beef sirloin,smoked eggplant puree,sauce bordelaise

    2005 Chateau Mouton Rothschild 

    Petit dessert

    In the afternoon, we held a lecture and  tasting for our customers followed by winemaker’s dinner. At the lecture & tasting, 4 kinds of wines were served and the customers also enjoyed matching them with the food.
    Wine List
    ‘11 Domaine de Baron’Arques Chardonnay
    ‘10 Domaine de Baron’Arques
    ‘08 Chateau Mouton Rothschild
    ‘07 Chateau Mouton Rothschild
    Food Menu
    Roasted leek & cheese potato tortilla.
    Pane tomate with jamon Serrano.
    Fried squid with caper salt.
    Smoked chicken skewers.
     At the makers’ dinner, Mr. Herve Gouin, Commercial Director of Chateau Mouton Rothschild also joined and the dinner turned out to be very festive. There was also a lottery held and the winner  got a  bottle of Domaine de Baron’Arques Chardonnay with Mr. Vincent Montigaud’s autograph. The guests all enjoyed this special night.
    Dinner Menu
    Poached lobster salad,orange vanilla vinaigrette,micro herbs,fresh mango
    2011 Domaine de Baron’Arques Chardonnay
    White bean cassoulet,smoked bacon,duck leg,white sausage,rosemary
    2010, 2008 Domaine de Baron’Arques
    Black olive braised lamb shoulder ,foie gras,comte pomme puree
    2009, 2005 Chateau Mouton Rothschild
    Aged mimolette with confit of onion
    Petit dessert

    Photo Description

    Upper Right:Mr. Philippe Dhalluin, Technical Director of Chateau Mouton Rothschild

    Upper Center:Mr. Vincent Montigaud, General Manager of Domaine de Baron'Arques

    Upper Left:Mr. Hervé Gouin, Commercial Director of Chateau Mouton Rothschild

     Pieroth Participated in the special event "France Restaurant Week" organized by Diners Club

    Michelin 1 star winner RESTAURANT FEUalso participated in the event by giving a cooking demonstration. As we were a sponsor Chef Hiroyuki Matsumoto from the restaurant demonstrated for our customers at Le Cordon Bleu Tokyo Daikanyama on September 29th.  The demonstration was titled Great Discovery of Japanese Terroir.

    This year, the event theme was "made-in-Japan ingredients". Our customers, 20 in total, participated in the event and enjoyed the wonderful theme with three kinds of our wines.
    The wines served at the demonstration were all from Gerard Bertrand.Code Rouge was served first as an aperitif. It suited well the relaxing weekend afternoon atmosphere.
    The dishes cooked during the demonstration were Risotto with Root Kelp and Scallop fromMiyako, Iwate Prefecture, Country Style Terrine, and Comte Cheese Crème Brulee. The guests enjoyed tasting these with our wines. For the risotto, we served ’11 Cigalus Blanc, while for the Terrine we selected ’11 Cigalus Rouge.

    During the demonstration, Chef Matsumoto shared his experiences in France where he did his preparatory training. He also gave some useful cooking tips that participants could understand with ease. The event ended with customers’ smiles.
     Wine & Food Articles with Recipes on the "cafeglobe"

    Mami Whelehan, PR Director of Pieroth Japan, writes columns for the web magazine "cafeglobe." The articles talk about wines and foods, and moreover her original recipe. The latest articles are the following. Check them out.

    Select sweet wines for Halloween menu.
     Menage a Trois Remains Popular in U.S.

    Click here to see the wines.
     '09 Chateau Clarke Won Trophy 

    Click here to see more details of this wine.
     Upcoming Events
    Mission Code Rouge
    Ladies & Gentlemen Winemakers Event in Tokyo
    Ladies & Gentlemen Winemakers Event in Tokyo
     Winery of the Month
     Boland Cellar
    Boland cellar, situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands, has over the past decade evolved into a dynamic and progressive cellar, one which is fast realizing its true potential.It is a winery in transition, where the pioneering spirit prevalent in a young democracy such as South Africa's, combines with a winemaking tradition of more than 300 years.Like the country, it embraces the new and old world, providing stability, yet not afraid to tackle the challenges of the 21st Century.
    To learn more, clicke here.
     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
    PhilosophyI desire
    CharacterScorpios 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 Scorpio  
    Claude Monet
    Jodie Foster
    Larry Flynt
    Theodore Roosevelt

     

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