Showing posts with label Inglis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Inglis. Show all posts

Saturday, March 26, 2011

We Love Our Bollinger

When Bollinger began as far back as the 16th century in the Champagne region of France, no-one would have thought that by the 21st century Australia- a nation that didn't even exist then- would become the 3rd largest consumers of the excellent fizz outstripping the USA which languishes at 7th place. With our population at about 23M compared to the USA's 300M that means we certainly appreciate the premium French champagne.


Guy de Rivoire
We learnt this fact and others on Monday evening at the Inglis Stables in Randwick when Bollinger threw a pary hosted by their marketing expert from France, Guy de Rivoire.

 The occasion was a shindig to try out 3 excellent vintages and Monsieur Rivoire had flown in from the centre of the Champagne district , Reim for 4 day visit.


Inglis Stables
One bit of good news-the rumours that Inglis will be moving their world famous stables that host the top horse breeders and owners who fly in from all over the world -to Windsor in the outer suburbs are a furphy and they are staying put where they are. Another piece of NSW history saved from  property developers.

Even better news was that Mr Rivoire informed us that Bollinger will be promoting a whole lot more in one of their most important markets. We intend to help them out !

As Lily Bollinger said of her tipple when she took over management of the vineyards in the 1940's :

"I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it—unless I’m thirsty."

An excellent motto to live by !