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From The City to insanity…

Ever wondered what it would be like to leave the City, buy a rundown vineyard in Bordeaux and turn it around to produce a high end wine in a somewhat challenging appellation?

Just over 10 years ago, Tony Asseily was a merchant banker, a partner of a respectable institution on the Right Bank of the Thames, doing what merchant bankers do: coping with financial crises, demanding clients and the unpredictable world economics…

Today, he is on the “Right Bank” of the River Garonne, coping with bug crises, demanding French bureaucracy and unpredictable weather patterns.

His daughter Yasmina, one of 67 Pall Mall’s longest standing members joined her parents in the business three years ago. We invite Members to hear Yasmina and Tony tell the tale of how this city dwelling family came to own a vineyard in Bordeaux, producing fine red and sweet wines.

The story of how they managed to turn the property around and restore it to its formerly exacting standards is truly fascinating. Château Biac has been supported by an exceptional team including two of Bordeaux ‘s finest consultants; Patrick Leon, the former technical director of the Mouton Rothschild portfolio and creator of Opus One for the vineyard’s red wines, and Christine Sourdes, consultant to Chateau Guiraud and Chateau de Myrat for the production of sweet wine.

I hope you will be able to join us for this Masterclass dinner as they regale us with their experiences.

We will taste:

Secret de Chateau Biac Magnum 2010
Butternut squash & ginger soup, crumbled Roquefort

B de Biac 2011 and Château Biac 2011
Roast partridge on toast, game pate & elderberries

Château Biac 2009 &  Château Biac 2010
Braised featherblade of beef, smoked garlic mashed potato & creamed horseradish

Château Biac 2008
Chocolate mousse cake, raspberries clotted cream

Thursday 15th September
St James’s Room 

Drinks on arrival from 7:00pm 
This is the first time anyone in the UK will have had the 2015 Felicie vintage…
Dinner to be served 7:30pm

£80.00 per ticket
Please email events@67pallmall.co.uk should you wish to join us.


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