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Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Location: Restaurant Daniel, New York, NY
Tickets: $1500/each, seating limited to 60

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Greatest of Grapes Legends Dinner

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Famille Hugel announces the loss of Etienne Hugel

Riquewihr, April 10, 2016 – It is with the greatest sadness that Famille Hugel announces the loss of Etienne Hugel who died suddenly on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

Aged 57, Etienne Hugel had joined the family business in 1982 and was in charge of promoting Famille Hugel wines abroad. Now exported to more than 100 countries around the world, Famille Hugel wines are today proud to be represented by a great number of Alsace wine lovers who were able to share many pleasurable and convivial moments with Etienne Hugel.

“A visionary and a hard worker, my son Etienne traveled the world relentlessly, showing unparalleled people skills and infectious enthusiasm,” declared André Hugel. “Throughout his life he was able to communicate his passion, his professionalism and his personal values to all those with whom he worked.”

All the Primum Familiae Vini members are deeply saddened by his passing away and extend their condolences to his father, André Hugel, his wife Kaoru and his two children, Charlotte and Jean-Frédéric.
We all have lost a dear friend and great supporter of the Primum Familiae Vini.

Mireia Torres , President of the Primum Familiae Vini

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Greatest of Grapes II, a huge success

We couldn’t have done it without you

Our event was a huge success and thanks to you, we raised over $100,000.

Thank you to the participating wine producers, volunteers, GFH Global Foundation Legends team. Funds will be distributed to Hope System of Care (COV), Hôpital Albert Schweitzer (HAS), and Laval School and Orphanage.


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Death of Baroness Philippine de Rothschild

All the Primum Familiae Vini members are very sad of the passing away of Baroness Philippine de Rothschild. She was a unique inimitable woman in the wine world, with an incredibly charismatic personality and great sense of humour.

We all have lost a dear friend and great supporter of the family values that the PFV embraces.

Our deepest condolences go out to her family.

Alessia Antinori, current PFV President.



Philippine de Rothschild, Chair of the Supervisory Board of Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA, died in Paris on 22 August 2014 at the age of 80 from the effects of a serious operation.

After a notable stage career, not least at the Comédie Française, she became a leading figure in the wine world. With her energy, charisma and radiant personality, she considerably expanded the family company, both in France and elsewhere, and maintained the family’s estates at the highest level, the illustrious Château Mouton Rothschild foremost among them.

Pauillac, 23 August 2014

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Lifford Agency Dinner with Pierre-Henry Gagey

Steven Campbell, owner, Lifford Agency, hosted a dinner last night with Pierre-Henry Gagey, President of Maison Louis Jadot and Honorary Director of Grapes for Humanity, U.S., Inc. Pierre-Henry provided some of the finest wines from his private cellar which included: Puligny Montrachet “Les Folatieres” 1997, Le Montrachet 1985, Beaune “Les Avaux”, 1999, Gevrey Chambertin 1978 and Clos Vougeot 1969. Honored to be included as guests of Lifford Agency were Arlene and Michael Willis, Geddy Lee (Board of Directors).


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Château Haut-Brion

In the vineyard
H.R.H. Prince Robert of Luxembourg

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to taste the wines of famed first growth producer Domaine Clarence Dillon and the wines of Château Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion, with special guest H.R.H. Prince Robert of Luxembourg. Corporate Tables are $25,000.   Special Guests to include world renowned wine writer, Hugh Johnson,  Marchese Piero Antinori, Jean-Guillaume PRATS, Leonardo Frescobaldi and Pierre-Henry Gagey.

A special performance by Robert Pilon, Robert has had the honor of performing throughout his illustrious career for dignitaries such Canadian Governors-General, Prime Ministers, the Lord Mayor of London, Mayor Rudolph Guiliani, and was asked to sing for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Canada’s 125th celebration on Parliament Hill.

SOLD OUT Contact: 1-800-218-1422 to be added to the waiting list.

Wines to be served at the dinner include: Château Laville Haut-Brion blanc 2005 ~ Château Haut-Brion blanc 2004 ~ Château Bahans Haut-Brion rouge 2001 ~ La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion rouge 2000 ~ Château Haut-Brion rouge 1999 ~ Château La Mission Haut-Brion rouge 1998 ~ Château Haut-Brion rouge 1995 ~ Château La Mission Haut-Brion rouge 1990.


Highlights of Live Auction:   One double magnum of Château Haut-Brion rouge 1996 – One double magnum of Château La Mission Haut-Brion – plus a visit of both Châteaux Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion followed by a tasting and lunch with the landlord or the winemaker at the Estate.    All Auction Items Preview

Highlights of Silent Auction:  One Jeroboam of Beaune Clos des Mouches donated by Véronique Drouhin – One Magnum of Musigny 1961 donated by Pierre-Henry GAGEY, Maison Louis Jadot.  Plus:

Amazing Thailand!!! – 3 nights in a Deluxe Suite at Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok ( followed by six (6) nights at Villa Emikami in Phuket (  Villa Emikami has three bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a private swimming pool and spacious living and dining areas.   It is located within the private reseidetial estate of Katamanda in Kata, Phuket.  The estate, which provides full housekeeping services t the villa has a tennis court, gym and a Thai restaurant.

Evening Sponsored by:   Mutual of America and Navios Maritime Holdings, Inc.  –

Location: Four Seasons Hotel – New York City

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 , 6:30 p.m.

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Marchese Leonardo Frescobaldi – Sarasota

An exclusive tasting and dinner with wines from the private library of Marchese Leonardo Frescobaldi was held at Michael’s Wine Cellar in Sarasota, Florida. Wines served included: Attems Pinot Grigio 2007, Pomino Benefizio 2006, Montesodi 2005, Montesodi 2004, Mormoreto 2003, Mormoreto 2005, Pomino Vin Santo 2003. This sold out event was a huge success. Funds raised were distributed to the Lavalla School and Orphanage in Cambodia.

Location: Michael’s Wine Cellar, Sarasota, Florida
Date: Saturday, February 28, 2009 , 6:30 p.m.

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Pierre-Henry Gagey – Maison LOUIS JADOT

An exclusive Fine Wine Dinner with Pierre Henry Gagey, President, Maison Louis Jadot was held on October 17, 2008 in Sarasota, Florida. Wines donated by Pierre-Henry included: Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru Les Folatiéres 2000, Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 1992, Beaune Premier Cru Les Bressandes Red 1997, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 1985, Chambertin Grand Cru 1979, Château Suduiraut 1999. This event was SOLD OUT and Sarasota Magazine was the media Media Sponsor. $25,000 was distributed to the Children’s Surgical Center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; $10,000 to Oak Park School for disabled children in Sarasota, Florida and $20,000 to the World Education Fund in Laos.

Location: Michael’s on East (SOLD OUT)
Date: Friday, October 17, 2008 , 6:30 p.m.

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Corinne Mentzelopoulos, Château Margaux

An  exclusive Fine Wine Dinner featuring the wines of Château Margaux, one of the five first-growth wine-producing properties in Bordeaux was held on October 24, 2007 at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City.    We were honored to have Corinne Mentzelopoulos, owner of Château Margaux as our featured guest who donated all of the Château Margaux wines from her private cellar in Bordeaux.   Wines served: Pavillon Blanc 2005, Pavillon Rouge 1995, Château Margaux 1999, Château Margaux 1996, Château Margaux 1989 plus Château d’Yquem 1999 and Dom Pérignon Champagne 1999.

Special guest included Hugh Johnson, Marchese Piero Antinori, Jean-Guillaume PRATS, and Guy Rigby, who acted as Master of Ceremony for the evening.   Robert Pilon, stage, television and recording artist graced the evening with his beautiful tunes and Jim Lawrence, Director, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement from the U.S. Department of State was a guest speaker.

Over $100,000 was raised to support Cofeeland Landmine Victims Trust, A Polus Center Project, in Nicaragua, Honduras, Columbia, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

Château Margaux Program


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