Prince Robert, as president of the International Wine and Spirits Competition, will present the prestigious Northern Hemisphere Trophy to Peregrine Wines' Central Otago product. Peregrine Wines has received several awards for their Pinot Noir. In 2009, they won the Southern Hemisphere Trophy.
Prince Robert will present the trophy to the Managing Director and co-owner of Peregrine Wines on 16 November at Guild Hall in London. Guests at the glittering award gala will enjoy sampling award winning wines and spirits. The gala will include a five-course dinner paired with sumptuously fine wines and spirits.
The award banquet will be attended by the biggest and brightest stars of the international wine and spirit trade. For those of you who are unaware, Prince Robert of Luxembourg is a respected businessman and a "star" of the global wine trade. His family's Haut-Brion (Domaine Clarence Dillon) wines are among the best in the world. Haut-Brion was the first Premier Cru Classé wine imported to the United States. Thomas Jefferson had cases of it imported for his private use and as gifts to family members. He considered Haut-Brion the very best Bordeaux wine and remained a loyal customer. He served it at Monticello and many White House dinners.
Sources: Voxy News, Chateau Haut-Brion