Meet Veuve Clicquot winemaker at this years Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival The Magic of Bubbles, Presented by Mastercard

Thursday, 7 November, 2013
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Adding to the excitement of this year’s festivities at this year’s Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival ‘The ‘Magic of Bubbles’, Presented by Mastercard visitors can look forward to meeting celebrated Veuve Clicquot winemaker, Pierre Casenave, who will be making an appearance at their stand each day between 12pm and 1pm.

The Veuve Clicquot Champagne House situated in Reims, France is internationally recognized as producing one of the world’s finest Champagnes. A meet and greet certainly not to miss out on.

Born in 1977, Pierre grew up in the pyrénées atlantiques, renowned for tapas, ferias and rugby, a region closed to Spain. Pierre is an oenologist at the Champagne House Veuve Clicquot in Reims, France.

Casenave has had quite an original career path, as he studied pharmacy first during six years at the University of Bordeaux, majoring in chemistry. During his fifth year, he continued with his chemistry studies in Pamplona, Spain. Thereafter, he completed a Doctorate Dissertation in Chemistry under the subject: ‘a chemical approach to the vinification in Bordeaux’. Pierre recognised his passion for Enology and obtained a diploma in Enology from the University of Montpellier. He then enrolled at Bordeaux International Wine Institute in 2007 and graduated an MBA Wine.

Professionally, Pierre has been a winemaker at prestigious wineries in Saint Emilion, Pomerol, as well as the Stellenbosch wine region in South Africa and in California.

Pierre Casenave joined Champagne Veuve Clicquot in 2008 as a winemaker in the wine communication team headed by Cyril Brun. He is proud to belong to the tasting panel led by chef de caves Dominique Demarville, taking an active part in the creation of the finest quality blends for all of the House’s wines. He is also involved in the harvest and especially in the Chardonnay winemaking in Vertus. Casenave now plays a significant role in the communication efforts of Veuve Clicquot - tasting, promoting and training all over the world in French, English and Spanish.

The festival takes place over the weekend of 30 November and 1 December 2013 (12pm to 5pm daily) and tickets cost R200 per person. The entrance fee includes a complimentary tasting glass and tasting coupons. Additional vouchers can be purchased on the day. Children under 18 years will be allowed free entry to the festival.

Book directly through, but hurry as tickets are limited! Use your MasterCard card to pay and receive a 10% discount on your ticket purchase, as well as a 10% discount on purchases made at the festival.

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