Chocolate & Wine Pairing with Cult Wines August 21st, 2013 7:00-8:30 pm Rococo Chocolates Motcomb St

Posted by on June 10, 2013
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Cult Wines Ltd have joined forces with award winning Rococo Chocolates, for a fantastic evening of chocolate and wine.

This combination, that is sometimes a mystery will be explained by the wine experts from Cult Wines Ltd. Wine and chocolate matches will be compared and contrasted, providing a taste exploration.

Learn more about the production of two of the most celebrated man-made creations.

The evening will begin with savoury chocolate canapés and is sure to tempt your taste buds in new ways. Must be 18 or over to attend.

August 21st, 2013 7:00-8:30 pm  Rococo Chocolates Motcomb St

5 Motcomb Street ,

London, Belgravia,


Booking is essential. Please book online through Eventbrite follow this link:

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Jacky Lorenzetti and Emmanuel Cruse join forces at Château d’Issan

Posted by on March 11, 2013
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Château d’Issan

Jacky Lorenzetti, Bordeaux wine and property tycoon has become the co-owner of Château d’Issan in Margaux, along with Emmanuel Cruse.

Château d’Issan the 1855 third growth has been under Cruse family ownership since 1945, initially bought by Emmanuel Cruse’s grandfather, who equally divided the estate between his two sons Roland and Lionel. It is Roland’s descendants who have made the recent transaction.

Jacky Lorenzetti who already owns Château Lilian Ladouys in Saint Estephe and 5th growth Château Pédesclaux in Pauillac, is confirmed to have acquired 50% of the capital of Issan.

Emmanuel Cruse will continue to act as managing director at Issan as well as at Lilian Ladouys and Pédesclaux, where he has consulted for the past few years.

Cruse confirmed that: ‘Nothing will change with the day-to-day running of Issan, but it is a positive move, and will enable me to work alongside a shareholder who has equal belief in my strategy, and who has a vision to push things forward, not just for Issan but for all of his estates,’. He was also quoted as saying: ‘It is always a shame when there are difficulties within families, but at least this has now been resolved smoothly for both sides,’.

Evidentially this can only be viewed as a positive development for the Château.


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72,000 euros worth of Château Palmer stolen and returned last weekend

Posted by on March 11, 2013
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Château Palmer

Château Palmer quickly realised that the wine had been stolen and informed the police who arrived the next day. However, during their visit at the Château, the police were notified that the bottles had been located nearby in the town of Montussan.

Police were searching the house of a 25 year old man inconnection with other suspected burglaries when they discovered the missing wine.

The owner of the house is said to have provided “fanciful explanations” when questioned regarding his evident possession of the wine, he continues to deny stealing it and police have not been able to charge him.

It has not been confirmed how the thieves gained entry nor which wines exactly where stolen, the wine has however, been returned safely back to the Château.



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Exciting additions to the El Bulli auction

Posted by on March 11, 2013
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El Bulli

The chance to win dinner with the restaurants founder Ferran Adrià as well as a range of memorabilia and equipment used in the three Michelin-starred restaurant’s kitchen, have been added to the approaching El Bulli auction.

The auction hosted by Sotheby’s, will take place over two phases, the first in Hong Kong on 3 April, and the second in New York on the 26th April.  Lots will include a range of highly sought after wines such as: Pingus, Vega Sicilia, L’Ermita, Beaucastel, Yquem, as well as DRC.

All of the wines in the sale will come with a “specially designed” El Bulli sticker and many of the bottles will be signed by Ferran Adrià and business partner Juli Soler.

The Hong Kong sale features a total of 445 lots estimated to sell for HK$6-8 million, including three bottles of La Tâche 2003 signed by Adrià, estimated to sell for HK$70,000-100,000.

Profits from the auction will go towards the El Bulli Foundation – a culinary think tank, where Adrià explores new cooking practices. The Foundation is set to open next year and will offer 20-25 scholarships per year for chefs to spend a year working alongside Adrià

El Bulli was voted the best restaurant in the world by Restaurant magazine five times, and is famous for creating revolutionary dishes using molecular gastronomy.



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