10 Gifts of Maggie Henriquez CEO - Champagne Krug.
1. Could you explain your personality? Strengths and weaknesses.
I have a strong, determined, predictable, very passionate, very human, very generous. I have a desire permanent learning, I am curious, sensitive and very close people. I know what I want and I'm not ready to let go easily unless you are convinced that my idea is not there good, which is quite possible because I try to always be in openness and listening.
For the weak points, I can be stubborn, too passionate and very hard at times and unknowingly hurting others. With the years I have less tolerance than before. Also I love the generosity therefore to give, but it is also necessary to know how to receive and there I am not very strong.
2. Could you describe where you were born and what region do you live in?
What kind of traditions do you have? I was born in Caracas, Venezuela, I live in Paris and I do not have a lot of traditions but I still have a few, for example, I do everything by bike, I almost always prepare my lunch, a salad and I like to play sports. The country that I would like to visit this is India.
3. What kind of hobbies do you have?
A job you've dreamed of doing when you were a kid. A person or a character that you admire when you were young. My hobbies are sports, music, theater, the Opera and reading. The job I dreamed of is exactly what I do now the only thing i miss is doing good to others, an old dream is to be able to actively participate in an association in the social. I have a very special admiration for Margareth Thatcher, can be her first and last name that I always changed to "Teacher".
4. What do you think is the worst enemy in the wine world right now?
Forgetting the purpose of wine. Wine was created to give some pleasure. Add too much technicality to the description of the wine is its great enemy because it prevents the consumer from following its sensations instead of rationalizing its composition to show others what we know about wine instead of having the freedom to just feel it.
5. How could you possibly fight against the enemies of wine world? What if you could have some power magic, which would be?
I fight for my place, never allowing any of my teams to describe Krug in technical language, on the contrary, we chose the music to translate the sensations of our Champanges. If I had magical power I would make it disappear all the technicality of the vocabulary to describe the wines.
6. Which champagne myth will you deny?
That Champagne is only to celebrate, that it should be tasted in flutes and that we can shake the bottle and water people to party. Do not throw away the right products and the right ones Champagne can accompany different moments, from the aperitif at the end of the meal and should be enjoyed in a wine glass White.
7. Your best experience with champagne?
Be the president of Krug!
8. What is your favorite champagne and why?
Krug Grande Cuvée because it is the most generous expression of Champagne. No matter what my state of mind, I always find a few things that connect with my emotions. So very special!
9. Another accord with champagne that is not food.
Music and Champagne chords. Well-chosen music can become a great tasting experience. Yes and tastings are next to each other in the brain and the vibration of music has an effect on tasting, first of all allowing the person to connect with their sensations and afterwards with good volume, the ability to perceive aromas and above all flavors will increase if we taste with music which was chosen or composed for Champagne.
10. If you could send a message to yourself, but when you were a little girl, what would you say?
Not to be in a bad mood, to enjoy life and thank every day. When I was little I was always bad mood and I didn't like people, amazing but true !
Chose a moment to have a nice time and the place feels like heaven !
For someone that get lost easily, being in a place like #Venice feels like I am a mouse on a labyrinth. But when I'm hungry everything gets more stressful!
Suddenly I arrived to this wonderful place in #Murano I wanted to escape and have a moment. This was the perfect way to #enjoylife!
Felt so happy to enjoy #pasta and #wine. #Lobster was awesome and the house white wine #pinotgrigio matches perfect all the #ambiance.
Highly recommended! An escape on earth.
I would like to invite to all women winemakers to participate in this Contest. Is to promote Women in Wine activities and preferences, is also to be known and be promote in the international world of wine, and also to contribute for more wine female events.
Alamesa Consulting organizes the annual WINE AND WOMEN INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 2018, a wine competition judged entirely by female wine professionals and that awards wines elaborated by women.
This competition is recognized by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), and the Association of Spanish Drinks Competitions (ASECONBE) with the participation of the Association of Spanish Wine Journalists and Writers (AEPEV).
WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?
REGISTRATION FEE: € 121,00 (VAT Incl.) for the first sample of wine and € 84,70 (VAT Incl.) for each one of the additional wines presented by the same Winery.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION AND SUBMITTING SAMPLES: 1st of May, 2018.
Send 3 bottles of each wine entered, and attach the mandatory documentation (payment document, Certificate for Special Awards “Wines elaborated by Women” if applicable and Registration Form in case you did not make online registration) to:
ADDRESSE TO SEND SAMPLES :
VINO Y MUJER 2018 – MAIL BOXES ETC.
Plaza de Almagro 1
28770 Colmenar Viejo – Madrid (Spain)
Click here and and get discount to send your samples : www.concursosdevino.com/producto/vinoymujer2018/?lang=en
10 wine regions of France and all WOMEN winemakers reunited in one day.
Château La Freynelle
Chateau Beau Rivage
DAMES DE CŒUR DE LOIRE
Isabelle et Pierre Clément
Domaine Maurice Griss
domaine JC Gueth
Domaine Hubert Metz
Domaine du Clos St Landelin - Muré
Domaine François Schmitt
Domaine Sylvie Spielmann
Domaine Jean-Baptiste Adam
Domaine Stentz Buecher
ÉLÉONORES DE PROVENCE
Mas de Cadenet
Château Sainte Roseline
Château Roubine / Château Sainte Béatrice
ÉTOILES EN BEAUJOLAIS
Domaine de la Bouronnière
Domaine Comte de Monspey
Domaine de la Combe au Loup
Domaine de Côtes Rémont
FA’BULLEUSES DE CHAMPAGNE
Champagne De Sousa
FEMMES & VINS DE BOURGOGNE
Domaine R.Dubois & Fils
Domaine Sophie Cinier
FEMMES VIGNE RHÔNE
Domaine La Camarette
Domaine Salel & Renaud
Domaine Saint Amant
Château le Devoy Martine
Domaine de Poulvarel
Domaine du Gour de Chaulé
Le Mas Sylvasio
SUD-OUEST FEMME & VIN
Château Moulin Caresse
VINIFILLES en OCCITANIE
Domaine de Roquemale
La Grange de Quatre-Sous
Château de Rey
La Jasse Castel
Domaine de la Réserve d’O
Mas des Dames
Château La Dournie
Le Clos des Nines
Château de L’Ou
Clos de l’Anhel
"My Christmas present for all of you, a wonderful story about my favorite winemaker and her wines"
I was born and raised in Sicily, in a town near Palermo, Tuscany then adopted me. My passion for wine was born when I was a child, when my father asked me to taste the new wine. I did not understand, I was too young, but I remember the great amazement when I realized that every year was different and my father told me "it is nature that decides, if you respect you with great results" , together with me grew up the curiosity to discover what was happening in that glass not like now, but with clearer ideas, I can say "we must have respect", only in this way can we really make the difference. My wines I do not want them to be designed or projected, the character of a child can not be thought of and designed, but is accompanied along the path of life and is what I do with my wines, accompany them along their path.
Today I am a consultant of more than 10 companies, each of which manages to get excited with their personality and their characteristics, every year is a new pleasant surprise and every year is always the beginning of a new path.
Classical music is part of my life, I love the strong emotions that manages to give note after note, it is my adventure companion.
MANRICO - IGT Toscana Syrah, Syrah 100%
ARIO - Toscana Vermentino, Vermentino 100%
Sicilia - DONNAFUGATA
Someone who identifies a lot in his wines, is a woman winemaker, but also believes in art and wine, with profound thoughts and feminist activism, to make a perfect wine. José Rallo, responsible for the management control and communication guide, a woman-entrepreneur able to get involved by presenting her wines also as a singer. Receives the Bellisario 2002 Prize for his contribution to the enhancement of female entrepreneurship. The name Donnafugata refers to the novel by Tomasi di Lampedusa the Gattopardo. A name that means "woman on the run" and refers to the story of a queen who found refuge in that part of Sicily where the company vineyards are located today. An event that inspired the company logo: the image of the head of a woman with her hair in the wind that stands out on every bottle.
Mille e Una Notte - Nero d'Avola, Petit Verdot, Syrah e altre uve
The palace shown on the label is the one where Queen Maria Carolina fled from Naples and was the favorite home of the writer Tomasi di Lampedusa in Santa Margherita Belice. Gabriella Anca Rallo - founder of Donnafugata together with her husband Giacomo - captures the image and embeds it in a sky of "A Thousand and One Nights" full of stars and full of promises. The strong and passionate character has inspired the mâitre chocolatier Ernst Knam in the creation of the "Mille e una Notte and peperoncino" pralines.
Piedmont Langhe - GAJA
In 1994, the Gaja family acquired the Pieve Santa Restituta vineyard in Montalcino and in 1996 a second plot in Bolgheri, Tuscany, where they founded the Ca'Marcanda winery. Viticulture is a family tradition through which the dreams and plans of one generation come true and come alive and perfect for the generations to come. Angelo Gaja, his wife Lucia and his daughters Gaia and Rossana, who have been managing the winery since 2004 and 2009, respectively, now belong to the fifth generation.
Gaia & Rey
Is the first Chardonnay planted in Piedmont, as well as Italy's first barrique-aged white wine. He is dedicated to Gaia - Angelo's firstborn daughter - and to grandmother Clotilde Rey.
TRENTO - LAGREIN
I have the honor to present to you Mme. Walch from northern Italy. « Alto Adige » is an autonomous region of Trentino-Alto also called South Tyrol. 25 years ago it was hard to believe that there would be a women representing important vineyards, she told us. The shortage of women in the practice of wine making was not a reason to keep her from her dreams, on the contrary, it fueled her passion to continue working. She is also an architect and loves hiking. Now she feels completely satisfied with her accomplishments and we can clearly appreciate her happiness through her wines. This time I tasted :
Lagrein Riserva "Vigna Castel Rinberg" 2012
Varieties of vines: 100% Orpicchio
Production method: The grapes are harvested by hand and the stalks are gently removed and then cooled to 8-10 ° C, leaving the juice in contact with the skins for 4 hours, followed by a soft pressing and cleaning of the must that is fermented in oak barrels, half and half in steel at a temperature of 16 ° C .
Colour: light straw yellow
Aroma: the nose is fruity, delicate, with sweet notes of peach, citrus and white flowers
Flavour: delicate, fresh, with acidity and savory salt which makes it very typical.
Serving Temperature: 10-12°C
Pairing: excellent with shellfish, raw seafood, raw vegetables, fresh cheeses and delicate white meat .
Vintage on sale: 2015
Lady F | Orpicchio