Wednesday, 20 March 2019 by Webmaster
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
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
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
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
Sunday, 27 January 2019 by Webmaster
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
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 by Webmaster
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!
Monday, 14 January 2019 by Webmaster
A few highlights of the 6th to 13th of January 2019 in Bordeaux