The Exposition Universelle of 1855, held in Paris, attracted millions of visitors, who passed through grand halls where the latest works of industry and culture were on display. In the 19th century, France was recognized as the world’s finest producer of wine — so there was no question that wines would be offered for sampling. The question was how thewines would be exhibited.
Bordeaux’s wines (commonly referred to as clarets) were already known around the world, particularly in England, whose wealthier classes had been importing them in mass quantities for centuries. So, it was no surprise that the country’s new Emperor, Napoleon III, ordered a classification drawn up of Bordeaux’s best wines. The wines were ranked by reputation and price, with an emphasis on the latter. The result was The Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.
Château Cheval Blanc (French for “White Horse Castle”), is a wine producer in Saint-Émilion in the Bordeaux wine region of France. As of 2012, its wine is one of only four to receive the highest rank of Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) status in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine, along with Château Angélus, Château Ausone, and Château Pavie.
Pfizer Inc. (Pfizer) is a research-based global biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development, manufacture, marketing, sales and distribution of biopharmaceutical products. Its global portfolio includes medicines and vaccines. The Company works across markets to develop wellness, prevention, treatments and cures. It collaborates with healthcare providers, governments and local communities to support and provide access to healthcare.
Its medicines and vaccines provide value for healthcare providers and patients, through treatment of diseases, improvements in health, wellness. It sells its prescription pharmaceutical products to wholesalers, retailers, hospitals, clinics, government agencies and pharmacies. In the United States, it sells its vaccines products to the federal government, centers for disease control and prevention (CDC), wholesalers, individual provider offices, retail pharmacies and integrated delivery networks.
With Christmas just around the corner, a lot of people will be looking to get gifts for children. Seeing this opportunity, Tesla has quietly introduced its Cyberquad for Kids. The Tesla Cyberquad is an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) with its looks inspired by the upcoming Tesla Cybertruck EV. The Cyberquad ATV has been designed for kids aged 8 and above.
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Veuve Doussot’s 2016 ‘Ernestine’ is another exquisite example of the beauty and finesse of vintage Champagne. Made of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this lovely sparkler possesses aromatics of apple pie, white flower, salted caramel, and hazelnut. The palate is rich and full, with notes of creamy honey, buttery brioche, and dried apricots.
Terroir and Cellar Notes
The ‘Cuvee’ is an exceptional Champagne produced only in years when the harvest is of such high quality that Veuve Doussot declares it a vintage. Its robust structure comes from the 25-year-old Pinot Noir vines planted in Kimmeridgian-clay soils. Located on 17.30 acres in the Cote des Bar region of southern Champagne, these soils, rich in clay and limestone, are perfectly suited to cultivating Pinot Noir. These soils bring freshness and minerality to the final wine. The addition of Chardonnay contributes crispness and balance to this great vintage. The wine is aged 36 months “sur lattes” in the Veuve Doussot cellars.
Blend: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
Moon Mountain District is nestled high above Sonoma Valley, near the border with Napa Valley and the Mayacamas Mountains. The altitude, solar radiation and relentless winds off the bay all contribute to producing the famous, small, thick skinned berries with amazing color and concentration of flavor.
Girl with a Pearl Earring is an oil painting by Dutch Golden Age painter Johannes Vermeer, dated c. 1665. Going by various names over the centuries, it became known by its present title towards the end of the 20th century after the earring worn by the girl portrayed there.