The Veuve Clicquot Champagne House situated in Reims, France is
internationally recognized as producing one of the world’s finest Champagnes. A
meet and greet certainly not to miss out on.
Born in 1977, Pierre grew
up in the pyrénées atlantiques, renowned for tapas, ferias and rugby, a region
closed to Spain. Pierre is
an oenologist at the Champagne House Veuve Clicquot in Reims, France.
Casenave has had quite an original career path, as
he studied pharmacy first during six years at the University of Bordeaux,
majoring in chemistry. During his fifth
year, he continued with his chemistry studies in Pamplona, Spain. Thereafter,
he completed a Doctorate Dissertation in Chemistry under the subject: ‘a
chemical approach to the vinification in Bordeaux’. Pierre recognised his
passion for Enology and obtained a diploma in Enology from the University of
Montpellier. He then enrolled at Bordeaux International Wine Institute in 2007
and graduated an MBA Wine.
Professionally, Pierre has been a winemaker at
prestigious wineries in Saint Emilion, Pomerol, as well as the Stellenbosch
wine region in South Africa and in California.
Pierre Casenave joined Champagne Veuve Clicquot in
2008 as a winemaker in the wine communication team headed by
Cyril Brun. He is
proud to belong to the tasting panel led by chef de caves Dominique Demarville,
taking an active part in the creation of the finest quality blends for all of
the House’s wines. He is also involved in the harvest and especially in the Chardonnay
winemaking in Vertus. Casenave
now plays a significant role in the communication efforts of Veuve Clicquot -
tasting, promoting and training all over the world in French, English and
festival takes place over the weekend of 30 November and 1 December 2013 (12pm to 5pm daily) and
tickets cost R200 per person. The entrance fee includes a complimentary tasting glass and tasting coupons. Additional
vouchers can be purchased on the day. Children under 18 years will be allowed
free entry to the festival.
Book directly through www.webtickets.co.za,
but hurry as tickets are limited! Use your MasterCard card to pay and receive a
10% discount on your ticket purchase, as well as a 10% discount on purchases made at the festival.
more information visit www.franschhoekmcc.co.za,
and follow us on Twitter @Franschhoek_SA.