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When the members of “Art de Vignes” train the Mauritian sommeliers


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When the members of “Art de Vignes” train the Mauritian sommeliers
Within the framework of a close partnership with the prestigious Mauritian hotel group Constance, six wine growers
of the club “Art de Vignes” take part in a week of promotion of their wines and gastronomy, but also of education.

Alphonse Mellot fut le premier à rencontrer les sommeliers des deux hôtels du groupe Constance.

If the sommeliers from the hotels Constance Belle Mare Plage and Constance Prince Maurice were the most concerned, the maîtres d'hôtel and even the cooks benefitted from this unique occasion.
Alternately Christine Vernay (Domaine Georges Vernay, Con­drieu), Jean-Marc Boillot (Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot, Bourgogne, and La Truffière, Languedoc), Olivier Decelle (Château Jean Faure, Saint-Emilion and Mas Amiel, Maury), Thierry Germain (Domaine des Roches Neuves, Val de Loire), Alphonse Mellot (Domaine de la Moussière, Sancerre) and Marc Perrin (Château de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape) welcomed them.
“For wine professionals who have never had the opportunity to tread upon the earth of our vineyard, it is essential to understand a terroir and the way we work. Thus we are here not only to make them taste our wines but actually to share with them the secrets and keys that will enable them later to talk with their customers” Christine Vernay underlined.
An approach that Jérôme Faure, chef sommelier of the group Constance but also the president of the Association of Sommeliers of Mauritius, launched three years ago. “It is a chance to be able to gather a week long such exceptional wine growers. Men who sign, each in his own region, great wines, but who also have a story to tell. The human dimension adds to the professional one and the craze it arouses among our teams prove their motivation to understand in order to better share.”
The dinners that end each day are then an opportunity, thanks to the chefs' talent, to highlight the wines with the very international customers of those two Mauritian luxury hotels. “To me it is the occasion to serve French wines they would perhaps not dare to choose by themselves, Olivier Decelle underlines. If Bordeaux enjoys a strong international repute, it is not the same for the natural sweet wines. Serve my Maury wines here can be at the origin of new markets and at least invites the consumer to be more curious in the future.”
As for the sommeliers, they hope to be able one day in turn to come and visit the wine growers.

Jean Bernard

Art de vignes était représenté par Marc Perrin, Thierry Germain, Christine Vernay, Olivier Decelle, Alphonse Mellot et Jean-Marc Boillot.