August 2014

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August 2014

 Pieroth Newsletter August 2014

 Quotation of the Month
“Without bread and wine, love goes hungry.”
― Latin Proverb
 News
 Updated Napa Valley Vintners Statement on Earthquake
8/25/2014 - St. Helena, CA – The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit trade association is continuing to gather information about the impact of yesterday’s earthquake on the local wine industry.
The NVV’s immediate priority remains the health and wellbeing of those in the community affected by the earthquake, including the more than 200 treated for injuries at Queen of the Valley Medical Center; more than 200 who were offered aid from the Red Cross; the dozens of buildings and homes that have been “red-tagged” following the incident; and the neighborhoods that are still without water and gas and may be for several more days. 
The association is taking several steps to serve as a centralized resource for its 500 members, including sending bulletins with updated information about earthquake resources and adding an Earthquake Relief section to its online Vintners Forum to facilitate winery to winery assistance and support. Napa County officials have asked the NVV to serve as a centralized resource by compiling information about damages and losses experienced by wineries. 
The NVV is also planning a workshop later this week to help those affected by the earthquake with their immediate questions. 
Harvest is underway in Napa Valley and everyone is working hard to get business “back to normal” as quickly as possible. Weather throughout the growing season has been ideal and vintners are expecting yet another excellent vintage, the third year in a row in the region. The earthquake did not impact vineyards or the grapes on the vine and majority of Napa Valley’s wineries are open for business.
For those who did suffer equipment or facility damage, there are resources available to secure temporary tanks and other production equipment to help them get through the next few weeks. The spirit of collaboration for which the Napa Valley is known is expected to prevail, even for those who did suffer damage.
At this time, it is too early to provide damage or loss estimates for wine, equipment and facilities, but here are some things that are known:
• Some NVV member wineries did sustain damage to their barrel storage areas, wine inventory and production equipment over the weekend, but details are not currently available.
• There were no reports of winery employees being injured by the earthquake.
• The majority of the wine that is at the wineries right now is from the 2012 and 2013 vintages – the two most abundant vintages ever. While some individual wineries may experience inventory shortages as a result of the earthquake, it is not expected to have a significant impact on Napa Valley wine inventory in general.
Our suppliers, Sequoia Grove Vineyard and Heitz Wine Cellars fortunately could avoid the great damage.
 L'Aventure Products received high remarks at eRobertParker.com
'10 L'Aventure Cote a Cote and '10 L'Aventure Estate Cuvee received high remarks from eRobertParker.com. It is worth aging these wines. Let's get one now and keep them till your special occasion.
 Provenza Wines Received Various Awards
Provanza wines received various awards.
'10 Negresco won Bronze at International Wine Challenge 2014, and Silver at International Wine & Spirits Competition.
'13 Molin won a gold in Concours Mondial Brussel 2014.


 Our Californian Wines Rated High in the Latest Vinothesue.

Vinotheque Wine Buying Guide Tasaki Shinya Selection 2014 September issue rated our Californian wines high and left positive comments.


18.5 points winner '11 Buccella Cabernet Sauvignon
18 points winner '12 The Prisoner
Pls also check this article to learn more about the label.
18 point winner '12 Chanin Loa Alamos Vineyard Pinot Noir 
For the other wines with Vinothequ points, please click the left banner.
 '13 Millaman Cabernet Sauvignon Limited Reserve Won a Silver
'13 Millaman Cabernet Sauvignon Limited Reserve won a silver at China Wine&Spirits Award. Currently, we are selling '12 Millaman Cabernet Sauvignon Limited Reserve.

 Various Leconfield and Richard Hamilton wines received awards at James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015
The winery also received 5 stars 6 years in a row.

2012 Richard Hamilton Hut Block Cabernet Sauvignon (9107475) 94 Points

2012 Richard Hamilton Shiraz (9107483)  92 Points



 Barolo and Barbaresco become part of UNESCO
Meeting in Qatar, the organization’s Standing Committee recognizes the viticultural landscape of the Langhe-Roero and Monferrato areas of Piedmont as a World Heritage Site  Barolo and Barbaresco have become a UNESCO World Heritage. In our upcoming catalogue, we are introducing 3 wines from Barolo. Please check them out.

 Event

老舗シャンパーニュ・メゾン テタンジェオーナー クロヴィス・テタンジェ氏来日記念Clovis Taittinger at Motomach開催日時:9月6日(土)・7日(日)場所:World Wine Bar by Pieroth 横浜元町店    神奈川県横浜市中区元町1-27-2 

Saturday September 6th  9月6日(土)12:00 – 14:00 Special lunch, 4 courses with Taittinger champagne food matchingテタンジェ シャンパーニュとスペシャルランチ 5,000円満員御礼 

14:00 - 18:00 Special Tasting特別試飲会(無料・フィンガーフード付き)要予約 Tel 045-761-9961 

18:00 - 20:00 Special dinner, 4 courses with Taittinger champagne food matchingテタンジェ シャンパーニュとスペシャルディナー 5,000円満員御礼 

Sunday September 7th   9月7日(日)10:00 - 21:00 Special Tasting特別試飲会(無料・フィンガーフード付き)要予約 Tel 045-761-9961 

15:00 - 16:00 Violin mini concert, with Paul Floreaバイオリン演奏 ポール・フローリア氏 16:00 - 20:00 DJ PaipaiDJ パイパイ 

オーナーと写真撮影を頂けます。You can take a photo with Mr. Clovis Taittinger.

For further information and reservation, please call Yokohama Office.
Tel:045-761-9961
 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.
Extreme Minimalism on the Labels that Lead You to an Impulse Buy

 Winery of the Month


Gavin Chanin was born and raised in Los Angeles. After finishing high school, he worked as a harvest intern in Santa Barbara County for Au Bon Climat and Qupe.Quickly falling in love with winemaking, wine drinking, and wine growing, Gavin has now worked six vintages in Santa Barbara County under the tutelage of the famed Au Bon Climat and Qupe team: Jim Clendenen, Bob Lindquist, Jim Adelman and Enrique Rodriguez. In 2007 Gavin completed three vintages in one year--starting at South Africa's Hamilton Russell Vineyards, then moving to New Zealand's Bell Hill Vineyard and Carrick Winery, and finally after traveling in Burgundy, Champagne and Italy, he returned for the 2007 California vintage and to start Chanin Wine Co.
To learn more, click 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 2 bottles of wine  for a limited time only, while the customer they introduce will also receive free a 2-bottle free winewith 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

Virgo

August, 23 – September 22

Philosophy

Do the right thing

Character

Many Virgos can be found working in the "service to others" industries, ranging from welfare work, doctors, school-teachers through to practising natural forms of healing like massage, herbal remedies etc. One of the most magical characteristics of the Virgo is no matter how many times life or romance turns sour on them; they still manage to maintain faith in others, refusing to become cynical. There is ingenuity around this sign, a kind-heartedness, which unfortunately is sometimes played upon by others for their advantage.

Shy, Virgos are happy to allow others to take centre-stage and often generate their time and energy into making those they love happy or successful.They are givers and when the chips are down and you need advice or companionship, the one available is most likely a Virgo.Because they are so deep and reflective themselves, they understand human frailties better than most.When it comes to wine, Virgos like the unusual. They enjoy difference and are open for new things. They always know everything about the latest trends. This attribute is appreciated by all of their friends. If you want to know which wine fits to you, you should definitely ask a Virgo he/she will know what kind of wine you will like most.

Wine recommendation

Pinot Gris

Similarities

...high expectations

...sometimes inaccessible

...great mutability

Famous Virgos

Salma Hayek

Keanu Reeves

Beyonce KnowlesPink

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