What a night at Opera Garnier

ph Nathan Staz on Usplash

Three-hundred guests were treated to an unforgettable night to remember at the beautiful Opera Garnier in central Paris on Saturday 14th October. This year’s Awards were hosted by Raphaële Marchal, as guests were treated to culinary creations from 3-star Michelin chef, Alain Ducasse, and Akrame.

The wines served included 2009 Dom Pérignon Rosé, 2004 Dom Pérignon P2, 2015 Château d’Yquem, 2013 Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Echézeaux Grand Cru, 2007 Liber Pater, 2006 Istvan Szepsy 6-Puttonyos and an exclusive blend of old Camus Cognac.

British pop star, Cat Burns, and French icon, Louane, performed to a rapturous reception. Close to 1,000 fine wine professionals from 120 countries voted for this year’s Awards in The 2023 Gérard Basset Global Fine Wine Report, including 27 Masters of Wines, 22 Master Sommeliers, over 180 winemakers, wine press, wine merchants and Michelin – star sommeliers, with an average experience of 15 years in the industry. Deloitte independently verified the results.

For this year, three winners became All-Star Winners in their category, having won the Award for the third time in a decade: Domaine de la Romanée Conti for The 2023 Robb Report Golden Vines World’s Best Producer Award (2021, 2022, 2023); Ridge Vineyards for The 2023 Golden Vines Best Fine Wine Producer in the Americas Awards (2021, 2022, 2023); and Penfolds for The 2023 Golden Vines Best Fine Wine Producer in the Rest of the World (2021, 2022, 2023).

Weingut Egon Müller of Germany won The 2023 Golden Vines Best Fine Wine Producer in Europe Award and The Sadie Family Wines won The 2023 VistaJet Golden Vines World’s Best Rising Star Award.

In other categories, The 2023 Gucci Golden Vines Sustainability Award was won by Emidio Pepe of Italy. University of California Davis Department of Viticulture & Enology won The 2023 Sogrape Golden Vines Innovation Award.

The Macallan won the newly inaugurated 2023 Golden Vines World Best Rare Spirit Brand Award. Finally, The 2023 Golden Vines Hall of Fame Award went to the legendary Jancis Robinson OBE MW for her services to the wine industry.

The 2023 Gérard Basset Global Fine Wine Report is available on complementary basis at link to discover detailed views and predictions made by members of the global fine wine industry.

Key micro and macro trends are likely to move and shape the global fine wine market – including, but not limited to:

the top 10 performers in each Award category; Global Market Sentiment & The Global Fine Wine Industry Performance Expectations for the Year Ahead (2024), as well as reasons behind both market sentiment and industry performance expectations; Trends in the Global Fine Wine Industry in the Past Year (2023); Regions with the Most Upside Potential for the Year Ahead (2023); Regions with the Most Downside Potential for the Year Ahead (2023). (Redazione)


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