Date: Thursday 5 November 2015, 12.00 - 14.30Sponsored by Societe GeneraleWhere: The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RLGuest Speaker: Lorenzo Bini Smaghi,Chairman of the Board of Societe GeneraleChampagne partner: Vranken PommeryWine partners: Les vins du Médoc, les Vins de Pessac-LéognanCost: £100+VAT per person; £1,140+VAT for a table of 12
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About our guest speaker
Lorenzo Bini SmaghiChairman of the Board of Societe Generale
An Italian national, Lorenzo Bini Smaghi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), a master's degree in Economics from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D from the University of Chicago.
Lorenzo Bini Smaghi started his career in 1983 as an Economist at the Research Department of the Banca d’Italia. In 1994, he was nominated Head of the Policy Division of the European Monetary Institute. In October 1998, he became Director General for International Affairs in the Italian Treasury. From June 2005 to December 2011, he was member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank.
He is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of SNAM (Italy).
About our champagne & wine partners
Pommery Brut Royal NV is blended from equal amounts of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Menuier.
It has a ale yellow colourwith faint green highlights. On the nose it is fresh, light-hearted, and fine with notes of citrus fruit and white flower combined with small red fruits. Elegant and lively, Pommery Brut Royal NV is a rounded, rich, but delicate wine that lingers in the mouth. In short, a clean taste with no dryness. A very smooth wine which never wanes on the palate.
Les Vins du Médoc
To understand the Médoc, you have to unravel 3 secrets.
Three mysteries which, once solved, throw some light on what lies behind the Médoc vineyards, the half-hidden face of which does not easily reveal the essence of its existence.
With patience, the skies will clear, the soil will talk and you will finally come to understand why this wine-making region is, without doubt, one of the most prestigious in the world.
Les Vins de Pessac-Léognan
Rigorously selected and controlled by the I.N.A.O, the current production is of the order of 75000 hls with more than 1700 hectares of production or some 10 million bottles (80% Red and 20% dry White). Of this about 20% is exported.
The new A.O.C Pessac-Léognan was born in September 1987 in the very old region of the Graves de Bordeaux, formerly the Banlieue Prévôtale (Provostal Suburb).Cradle of the Bordeaux vineyards, the A.O.C Pessac-Léognan includes 74 Châteaux and Domains split between 10 communes. All located on this exceptional soil, 16 of them, of which the famous Château Haut-Brion, are Classified Vintages of the Graves.
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