03 LOUIS ROEDERER
New on the website
The panel for the Prix de Flore in Reims
Over at the BnF
‘Bourse du Talent’ young photographers’
Two exceptional dinners
Paris celebrates Champagne wishes you a
Happy New Year
Automobile Club de France
The renaissance of the Clos Mireille
A prestigious dinner
“L’Officiel” in collaboration
Special gastronomy issue
18th dinner and Christmas tree auction
Louis Roederer – royal warrant holder.
The 2009 Decanter Fine Wine Encounter
Focus on Norway
A new listing
Lunch organised by our distributor
«DAEYOO WINES Co.»
Season 4: The first bubbles
The Louis Roederer website is inviting visitors to find out all about the stages
in champagne crafting. This month, it’s off to the cellars to see season 4, which
begins with the first bubbles forming in the wine.
Alcoholic fermentation takes place in vats and lasts for between three
weeks and one month. The sugar is transformed into alcohol due to the
action of yeast. During fermentation, carbonic gas is released – and during
this phase, the wine bubbles.
A creative display takes readers to the heart of the action in the vat,
showing the temperature changes involved.
Click on the link below to view the website:
Louis Roederer hosts the panel
for the Prix de Flore in Reims
by Cristal champagne during a Louis Roederer dinner
Frédéric Beigbeder is a writer and French literary critic. In 2009, he won the Renaudot Prize for his book, Un roman français. As chair
of the panel for the Prix de Flore, which he created in 1994, each year he awards the prize to a writer with promising talent. The award
ceremony takes place at the Café de Flore, with Louis Roederer champagne present.
Reims, Wednesday December 16, 2009 – Louis Roederer welcomed the panel of the Prix de Flore for a prestigious
dinner at its mansion. Great champagnes were tasted by the guests in a spiritual, epicurean atmosphere,
directly derived from the Café de Flore…
At the end of the afternoon, a signing
After dinner, the Prix de Flore team decided to go to the Wall Street Bar where a Louis session was organised at the Guerlin-
Roederer evening was being held, at which Frédéric Beigbeder took over the turntables Martin bookshop:
for a remix to which he alone holds the secret... Frédéric Beigbeder, winner of the
Renaudot Prize, and Simon Libérati,
Prix de Flore 2009, signed their latest
The two authors then joined all the
panel members at the Maison Louis
Among the guests:
Jean-René van der Plaetsen
Philippe Vandel, and others
Over at the BnF
December 17, 2009: Official opening in partnership with Louis Roederer:
Faithful to its tradition of openness to living photography, the BnF is pursuing its
cooperation with Picto laboratories and Photographie.com. For the third year running,
it is exhibiting the works of the main Bourse du Talent winners. The Bourse has
been encouraging the discovery of «new ways of seeing things» for over ten years.
Portrait prizewinners: Lucie & Simon - Scenes of life
Favourite portrait: Aglaé Bory - Correlations
Favourite portrait: Stéphanie de Rougé - Overground
Favourite report: Clémence de Limburg – Escape
Favourite report: Philippe Conti - Fragments
Fashion winner: Claire Cocano - Sweet sixtee
Fashion favourite: Françoise Spiekermeier - Beauties
Fashion favourite: Franck Glénisson - Beyond my eyes, my muscles’ll survive
Space winner: Arno Brignon - Toulouse 31sans
Special space prize: Julien Lombardi – Artefact
Lucie & Simon - Scenes of life
Aglaé Bory - Correlations
Paris, December 8: A dinner was organised by Ficofi at the Crillon. As every year, Petrus, Guigal , Jadot
and Roederer wines were sampled.
FICOFI is a company which organises events centred on the tasting of great wines for leading global investment banks.
The wines include Pétrus, Romanée Conti, Cristal and others.
Batard Montrachet 2006 & 1996, Maison Louis Jadot
Petrus 1995, Pomerol
Ermitage Ex-Voto White 2006,
Côte-Rôtie Côte Blonde «La Mouline» 2005,
Côte-Rôtie Côte Brune «La Turque» 2005,
Côte-Rôtie «La Landonne» 2005,
Maison Louis Roederer Cuvées
(Brut Premier, Cristal, Adriano Ramos Pinto)
Paris, December 9: Tasting followed by a dinner at
the Palais des Grands Crus in the Pavillon Ledoyen.
Louis Roederer wines tasted:
Brut Millésimé 2003
Brut Rosé 2004
PARIS CELEBRATES CHAMPAGNE
The principle is simple: the finest Champagne firms hold a Nebuchadnezzar tasting session, with a bottle fit to
demonstrate once again that Champagne wines are great wines. Companies invite their customers and friends to
this event and the subsequent dinner.
This particular evening was held on Thursday December 10 at the restaurant Laurent.
These evenings feature two parts: a tasting session
and aperitif drinks followed by a fine dinner -
with champagne of course - in the company of a
Champagne firm or cellar master.
The evening begins with a presentation of twenty or so
cuvées selected according to a particular theme. This year
pride of place was given to Vintage Rosés.
For the occasion, Louis Roederer presented the following
Brut Rosé 1999 for the tasting session and during the dinner,
Brut Premier with the cold starter
Vintage Brut 2003 with the warm starter
and Carte Blanche for the dessert.
CHAMPAGNE EVENING AT
THE AUTOMOBILE CLUB DE FRANCE
Paris, Friday Decemb er 4: The Automobile Club de France
6.30pm - 8.15pm: Louis Roederer champagne tasting. (A.C.F.) is both an exclusive
The following wines were sampled: club and a pioneer institution,
- Brut Premier dedicated to encouraging the
- Vintage Brut 2003 progress and development of
- Vintage Brut Rosé 2004 motor vehicles in every aspect
of their construction, use and
8.30pm: Dinner at which Roederer presented the following:
Vintage Brut 2003 with the foie gras starter
Vintage Brut Rosé 2004 with the fillet of veal
Carte Blanche for the dessert.
DOMAINES OTT*: THE RENAISSANCE OF THE CLOS MIREILLE
A SLEEPING BEAUTY AWAKENS
Time spares no-one. With the passage of years, the Clos Mireille had fallen into slumber. After
being lived in by the Ott* family for 50 years, this charming, characterful house gradually ceased
The years went by, leaving the Clos deserted. All that was left were family memories and an
empty house. That was when Frédéric Rouzaud decided to give it a new lease of life: beginning in
2007, two years of work enabled the creation of a new establishment which is both aesthetic and
welcoming. The work has restored the domaine’s greatness of soul. Today there can be nothing
but praise for the talent and expertise of Mr. Astier de Vilatte, who has presided over the rebirth
of this jewel of the Ott* Domains.
TSARS’ DINNER IN BIARRITZ
The concept of the «Tsars’ Dinner», originally known as the «Three
Emperors’ Dinner», came into being in Paris on June 7, 1867
at the Café Anglais, now the Tour d’Argent, on the occasion of
the Universal Exposition. It brought together three emperors:
Wilhelm I von Hohenzollern, Tsar Alexander II who was at the
origin of Cristal, and the Tsarevitch, later to become Alexander
This dinner brilliantly symbolises the excellence of Great French
Cuisine. Louis Roederer champagne was among the wines
selected to accompany this memorable evening.
Maison Louis Roederer has decided to share this highly
exclusive dinner by offering it to the greatest restaurants
around the world.
On Thursday December 17, the Hôtel du Palais in Biarritz was
chosen to host a visit by key customers from the Basque country,
the Bearn region and the Landes
Louis Roederer joins forces with the
Michelin Guide’s Etoile magazine to
publish a special gastronomy issue
Publication: January 2010
Produced in cooperation with the Michelin
Guide magazine, the first special issue of
«L’Officiel» to feature gastronomy presents
the profile of seven highly-renowned chefs.
It looks back at their personal careers, as well
as the encounters which have contributed to
their gastronomic palettes and fuelled their
Louis Roederer has been captivated the Etoile
magazine, now just over a year old, with its
intelligent style and original features. Each
issue includes a profile of an established or up-
and-coming chef of many talents. This special
edition of «L’Officiel», which brings together
several chefs in a single publication, bears
witness once again to the friendship between
Louis Roederer champagne and the Michelin
In another piece of good news from our American friends, the Blanc de
Blancs 2003 cuvée has been awarded 92 points by the Wine Spectator.
Elsewhere . . .
In a well-established tradition at Raffles Hotel in Singapore, the 18th dinner and auction of seven of the
most magnificently decorated Christmas trees was held.
One of the Christmas trees on display on the stage during the dinner was adorned with Louis Roederer
bottles. Once they have been sold to the highest bidder, the Christmas trees are delivered to their new
Louis Roederer remains in possession of its
Royal Warrant. This prestigious contract has
been renewed for another 5-year period,
as confirmed by an official letter from
«Roederer Star Estates» Master Class at the «2009 Decanter Fine Wine Encounter»
Sunday November 22, 2009 at the Landmark Hotel in London.
A tasting session was held led by Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon and Mark Bingley, Master of
Wine for MMD (UK).
• Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV
• Louis Roederer Brut Rosé 2002
• Louis Roederer Cristal 1999 (Jeroboam)
• Domaines Ott* Blanc de Blancs, Clos Mireille 2008
• Domaines Ott* Coeur de Grain, Château de Selle 2008
• Domaines Ott* Château Romassan, Bandol Red 2007
• Château Haut-Beauséjour 2006
• Château de Pez 2000
• Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1996
• Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas Reserva 2005
• Ramos Pinto Vintage 2007
• Ramos Pinto 20 year-old Tawny Port, Quinta do Bom Retiro
Tuesday December 1st, 2009 - The Saatchi Gallery, London.
This event brought together 30 wine stewards from London’s leading restaurants
Led by Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon and Mark Bingley MW
• Brut Premier NV
• Carte Blanche NV
• Blanc de Blancs 2003
• Vintage Brut 2003
• Brut Rosé 2004
• Cristal 2002
• Cristal Rosé 2002
• Cristal 1999 in a Jeroboam bottle
«Institute of Masters of Wine Tasting»
Wednesday December 2, 2009 - Goldsmith Hall, London.
This event brought together the very best Masters of Wine and was led by Jean-Baptiste
Lécaillon and Mark Bingley.
• Vintage Brut 2002
• Brut Rosé 2002
• Blanc de Blancs 2002
• Cristal 2002
• Cristal Rosé 2002
• Cristal 1999
• Cristal 1996
• Cristal 1990
• Cristal 1988
• Cristal 1979
Focus on Norway
Louis Roederer Champagne has been referenced by the Furset Group,
which brings together distinctively refined and contemporary restau-
Lofoten Fiskerestaurant Restaurant Havsmak Ekebergrestauranten Ekeberg Selskapsmat
Restauranthuset Operaen Sanguine Brasserie Argent Fine Dining Tjuvholmen SjÃ¸magasin
Louis Roederer was present with its Norwegian distributor Strøm AS at the annual «Vinforum»
exhibition in the petroleum capital of Norway, Stavanger. Each year, over 500 people from
the region’s wine clubs take part in this exhibition.
Roederer Brut Premier is now served by the glass in two of the three finest hotels in Vietnam: the Intercontinental in
Hanoi and the Park Hyatt in Saigon. Our distributor, Ample, also hopes to win over the legendary Sofitel Metropole
in Hanoi in the near future.
CORéE DU SUD
AT SEOUL’S MACARONI MARKET, A LUNCH WAS ORGANISED FOR THE GASTRONOMY
PRESS BY OUR DISTRIBUTOR «DAEYOO WINES CO», ON NOVEMBER 27 AND 28, 2009.
Mr. Janneau and Mr.
Kim (CEO of Macaroni Mr. Janneau and Mr. Choo
Market) inaugurate (Director of Macaroni
the magnificent Louis Market) in front of one of the
Roederer decoration at Louis Roederer visuals.
LOUIS ROEDERER EVENING @ CLUB FUNCTION (MACARONI MARKET)