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Marino Braccu and Richard Sagala

Verona 7-8 and 9th of April, it was a pleasure visiting Vinitaly best wine producers in the company of Marino Braccu. Marino Braccu is the General manager and Head Sommelier of Otto e mezzo Bombana in Hong Kong, the only three Michelin Stars italian restaurant in the world outside of Italy. For the occasion, Marino curated

The subtle art of Damask linen

Depicted: a 1620 linen napkin NEWS: From now on, IMBA will offer exclusive rare and bespoke Damask linen to a discerning worldwide clientele.  
On the 11th of April, Richard Sagala gave at the Kedge Business School in Paris a six hours workshop on: The value of authenticity and what price for Excellence to the students of the Arts & Creative Industries Management program.    
It was a pleasure to meet Charles Curtis at the Five star Wines Competition. Charles Curtis MW is an expert about the the fine wines market. Visit him at Wine Alpha: link  
The quest for excellence at the international 5 Stars wines competition in Verona April third to fifth 2019
In Memory of my friend and associate Gérard Basset OBE, MS, MW, Wine MBA, Oiv Msc. (1957-2019) who left us on the 16th of january 2019, IMBA is creating a special prize dedicated to promoting excellence in wine service. Arguably the most wine titled person ever, respected and loved by all for his kindness and
Marc Almert, a young talented Sommelier from Germany just got crowned Best Sommelier of The World 2019 at the ASI Competition held in Antwerpen on March 15th. This is a First to win such a prestigious competition that early. My friend and partner, the late Gérard Basset, won it when he was twice the age of


with Chantilly… and a quality rhum… makes it easy to love by all…

Vin de Constance 2014

In days of old, this wine used to be supplied to Kings. Still regal today! Burnished gold wine, beautifully aromatic and very delineated with note of roses, stone fruits such as peach, apricots and poached pears in honey and sugar coated roasted pecan nuts (some botrytis). Perfectly balanced with a fresh lift that prevents the
Having studied wine from 2009 to 2012 in Bordeaux, it’s only normal that I discovered this local treat. (delicious with coffee)…    
RR Commemorating the Czechoslovak Squadrons of the Royal Air Force The livery of Spitfires used by these Czechoslovak Squadrons inspired the Dawn’s solid Grey exterior and Black coachline. Inside, the door flight on the driver side carries the motto of the 313th Squadron: “Jeden Jestráb Mnoho Vran Rozhání” (“One hawk chases away many crows”), while

2016 Mouton in bottle

Consistent quality throughout at all price points, Mouton wines should find their ways in smart cellars. (Tasted on premise January 2016)

The refined Art of fine damask linen

Coming soon to IMBA, the possibility to order bespoke and custom linen of the highest quality. Fine linen has always graced the best homes.

IMBA Grand Marnier Classic soufflé!

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IMBA Kitchen Essentials

  Inspired by Nature…the Butler did it! Kitchen Essentials: We will post one menu by season that can be easily prepared by anybody (a butler is not a Chef), but pleases the palate of our discriminating clientele… Find the 3 courses Summer menu here: link The IMBA cookbook is in preparation and will become available in
Montréal, January 2019… Lots of space to boot!
  On the 16th of January 2019, Gérard Basset OBE, MW, MS, Wine MBA, Msc.OIV, Best Sommelier of the World 2010 left us. My thoughts goes to his family: his spouse Nina and his son Romané. Gérard Basset has been a personal friend, partner and the Director of the IMBA Cellar Management program. I have
While in Bordeaux beginning of January 2019 tasting the 2015 and 2016 Left Bank vintages, I had the pleasure of meeting Peter Moser editor in chief of Falstaff. Falstaff is the German language equivalent of the Wine Spectator and shines light on the exquisite German and Austrian wines. In Vino Veritas!