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Annual PFV event in Vancouver and Whistler,

For its latest annual event, members of Primum Familiae Vini travelled to beautiful British Columbia for a series of events jointly organised by their local agents from March 8-11, 2008.

As in past years in other provinces of Canada, the
local Liquor Board welcomed the visit with a promotion featuring some of the finest wines of the various producers.

trade and consumer tastings were held at the Four Seasons Vancouver which also hosted a most spectacular gala dinner orchestrated by its General Manager Mr Guy Rigby, a long time friend of PFV.
A tasting for selected members of the press was also held with two rare wines from each producer.
A detailed report can be seen on

You can see the
Photo Gallery of the various events.

Primum Familiae Vini members attending and wines that were savoured at the gala dinner:

  • Hubert de Billy - Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 1999
  • Etienne Hugel - Riesling Jubilee 2004
  • Laurent J. Drouhin - Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc 2005
  • Alessia Antinori - Tignanello 2004
  • Miguel Torres - Grans Muralles 2001
  • Sebastiano Rosa - Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia 2000
  • Thomas Perrin - Château de Beaucastel Hommage a Jacques Perrin 2000
  • Pablo Alvarez - Vega Sicilia Unico 1994
  • Julien S. de Rothschild - Château Mouton Rothschild 1989
  • Egon Müller - Scharzhofberger Auslese Goldkapsel 2005
  • Rupert Symington - Graham's Vintage Port 1980

    A Primum Familiae Vini
    collection case was auctioned for charity. One single case raised 45.000 CA$ to benefit the BC Mental Health Foundation.
  • 03/02/2008

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    In Japan with Serge Dubs, the Word's best sommelier


    Yet another trip to Japan, this time with the support of our good friend Serge Dubs in cooperation with our local partner agent Jeroboam.

    On the agenda this time, a large scale tasting for members of the Japanese Sommelier Association with a record attendance of 320 top sommeliers that came to taste no less than 8 rieslings from our domaine with the authoritive comments of the Best Sommelier in the World 1989.

    Another highlight of this visit was a dinner in Nagoya where our friends of the Haeberlin family just opened a year ago an Auberge de l'Ill together with Monsieur Hiramatsu, keeping intact the symbol of their celebrated HH. Another Auberge de l'Ill is due to open this time in Tokyo, the city with most Michelin starred restaurants in the World. Their partnership may in due course challenge Château Robuchon that was just awarded *** Michelin.

    The remaining part of this week long stay was visits to clients, winemaker dinners and tutored tastings organised by our importer centered on a Hugel X Asian Cuisine promotion which enjoys a great success.

    On the agenda of the last day of this week long stay is a visit to Enoteca with a warm and generous welcome by Hirose-san before a quick stop with some bottle signing at Dean and DeLuca conveniently located in the Tokyo mid-town shopping center. Our wines are currently featured at both of these prestigious retail outlets.

    Discover a slideshow of pictures of this visit.


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