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➡️ . Saint-James, "Rhums des Plantations St-James," Martinique…1885 Yes this is the correct year!
Saint-James, "Rhums des Plantations St-James," Martinique…1885 Yes this is the correct year! . SAINT JAMES was born in Saint-Pierre de la Martinique in 1765, from the hands of Reverend Father Edmund Lefebure, Superior of the Convent of the Brothers of Charity and a skilled alchemist. . This dignified priest crafted a cane spirit called “Guildive” or “Tafia”. In the archives, a precise description of various qualities of spirit would suggest that “Rhum Agricole” from Martinique was born… A man of faith, but also with a good business sense, Father Lefebure started shipping rum to the geographically close British colonies in North America. The Rum was named Saint Jacques, in tribute to Jacques Dyel who devoted his life to developing the Martinique Island, and became SAINT JAMES for commercial reasons in order to be more English-sounding. . 1973 was a pivotal year when all production was moved to Sainte Marie, providing a unique opportunity to bring the production facility close to the sugarcane plantations on a rich humid soil, on the western mountain side of Mount Pelée. This opening of this facility was a major event. French Prime Minister, Jacques Chirac, accompanied by the Minister for Agriculture attended the opening of the new ageing cellars and the 300 hectares of sugarcane plantations. . 2015 celebrated the 250th anniversary of SAINT JAMES Plantations. It was marked with week-long festivities in Martinique, which featured masterclasses, tastings, a bartending competition, distillery visits and a spectacular live show at the SAINT JAMES house in Sainte Marie. The celebrations weren’t confined to Martinique however. In metropolitan France, an anniversary party was held in Paris, while top international markets mobilized for the event, organizing tasting, masterclasses and animations. . To commemorate this once in a life time event, SAINT JAMES unveiled a commemorative limited edition 250thanniversary carafe: an exceptional blend of the six best SAINT JAMES vintages, including the 1885 . This blend is the perfect expression of SAINT JAMES master blender’s know-how, and a real tribute to the brand heritage.
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⬅️ . Saint-James, "Rhums des Plantations St-James," Martinique…1885 Yes this is the correct year!
Brown hair, don’t care. 👩🏻👸🏻💁🏻 . . . The water is absolutely stunning today. #amazing #waves #hawaii #frontporch #luckywelivemaui #luckywelivehawaii #pacificoceanvibes #dayoff #sommlife #sommwannabe #kihei #beachlife #islandvibes #brownblondebeautiful #dakine
I ALMOST busted this mag out for my blind tasting groups Christmas party. It’s definitely #gettingnerdy Eight months on its skins in amphora, minimal sulfur, this is the way that I really want to enjoy “natural” wine. I’ll wait another year to see the development instead. #sommelier #thatsabigbottleofwine #somm #sommlife #wine #naturalwine #italianwine #italianday #traditionalsomm #detroit #motorcity #winelife #teroldego #christmasparty #bigbottles #badasswine #sommtastings #winestagram #winelover #amphoraewines #getsomm #1 .5liter #bigbottle
A little Mamma Bear/Baby Bear action with Leoville Las Cases; an excellent Super Second from Saint Julien. The Magnum is 1983 and the other is from 1955! 🐻 #france #frenchwine #bordeaux #saintjulien #cabernetsauvignon #cabernet #kingsofcabernet #supersecond #1855classification #leovillelascases #leftbank #1983 #1955 #sommelier #sommlife
Monday’s nights are for friends and pizza.
Mood...🧐 #sommlife
Spend about 80% of my work day pretending to be in Men in Black #galaxydefender #sommlife
Two of our favorite wines, cut from the same cloth. 🍷#SommelierSunday #CBCmalibu #MalibuMoment
Decor your chimneys with wine-filled Christmas stockings! Make sure you get the best wines perfect for the holiday season such as these two selections: 2008 Maison Albert Bichot Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Malconsorts Domaine Du Clos Frantin and 2012 Sami-Odi Shiraz Baby Tui! Visit https://www.bidvino.com/auction to see all of our Christmas-approved wines! #RefinedCellar #Bidvino #Auction #WineHK #HKIG #HongKong #Macau #SommLife #Sommelier #AuctionWeek #Wine #Vino #WineLover #WineTime #WeekdayWines #WineCellar #Winery #WineNot #WineGeek #Christmas #Holiday #ChristmasStocking #MaisonAlbertBichot #SamiOdi #Burgundy #Barossa
#myfavethings Day 9 Expensive Wine @taittingerusa @Kobrand_Wine @theartahotel Trade Tasting this late summer with KoBrands. Tasting for Champagne Taittinger House The Comtes de Champagne Brut Rosè 2006 $149 - $313 95 - 91 points I LOVE night tastings. I drank everythang!! This bottle was $350 - $620 1.5 L 100% Grand Cru 👀 70% Pinot Noir 30% Chardonnay 15% Red Wine Pinot Noir: Bouzy Chardonnay Avize, Chouilly, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger 8 - 10 years on the lees Collectible Drink 2016 - 2026 👏👏👏✔ . . . . . #Champagne #GrandCru #Bouzy #France #taittinger #thewinemistess #thewinesuite #thestylishwino #sommlife #arthotel #denver #splendid #outstanding #reims
#myfavethings Day 8 Food and Wine Pairings @cypressgrovers @bouldercanyon @riceshoney @riedelusa Simple things are the best when it comes to Food and Wine. I am OBSESSED with CYPRESS GROVES Humboldt Fog Cheese. On 12/8 Whole Foods had a 50 % off Sale of this cheese. #yesgawd I drove across town in the middle of the night to get this cheese. #itisthatserious Thank you @wholefoodsco Tamarac!! Paired with Colorado Locals Boulder Canyon Sea Salt Chips and Women-Owned L.R. Rice Raw & Unfiltered Honey with a Grand Cru Champagne and my Riedel Glasses The perfect bite! Life is great. I can be bought with this combo. Great date nightcap! . . . . #yalllistening #poorebrothers #greeley #boulder #colorado #foodandwine #grandcru #rawhoney #kettlechips #thewinesuite #thewinemistress #thestylishwino #sommlife #denver #moutaingirl #dmv #northcali #winejudge #solopreneur #mom #parishmedia #dranks #wine #wino
One of the only people I know that can do this insanity. Look at @jgartonsomm go. #likeapro #Sommlife #winelife #sabrage #winelady #winequeen #torontowine #loftduvin #winelover
I’ve added some holiday gifting sizes to my website! 8x8”, 8x10” and 11x14” new wine paintings! 🍷🌟🍷🌟 Free shipping in time for Christmas 🎄🎅🏼. . . ‘Barrel room’ | 11x14” {Rioja • Nebbiolo • Aglianico • Albariño • Cabernet Sauvignon • Rosé • Bordeaux}
Views of the D of SOND szn life ⚪️⚫️ All this bubbly 🍾 and I get nada, womp womp 4️⃣3️⃣2️⃣1️⃣ #leggo ❗️ #heretoserveyall #collerettesteez #industrydiaries #fermentationisbae #edumacation
Nothing like a dinner party where I just have to bring the wine. At least I can knock that out of the park 😀
I like #saintjulien
Give the gift of wine this holiday season! ⭐️ DM me for picks! ⭐️ . . . #WineWithAlex #SommLife #Sommelier #Wine #GiftGuide #Festive #HolidayWine #DrinkRealWine
Estudos para o @wsetglobal Nível 03 em Fortaleza: se cuida @eno_cultura que a turma está afiada! #sommlife
Jaboulet gigondas 99 paired a lot better with dinner than i expected. The bottle is showing really well. Pretty nose, very gamey, sanguine notes, aged to a beautiful wine . . . . . . . . . . . . . #wine #somm #redwine #gigondas #france #rhone #grenache #nyc #dinner #winetasting #sommlife #vinho #vinhotinto #degustação #jaboulet
Checking in to see how this wine is developing. After first having this 2011 @trapichewines Iscay Syrah-Viognier blend back in July I picked up a few more bottles, I liked it that much. It has lots of brooding dark fruits with violets, pepper and smoked meat. Dark chocolate and espresso notes coming through on the finish! This wine is really starting to hit its stride, should be in an amazing place over the next 2-3 years! Ever had an Argentinian Syrah? What was your experience? #wine #syrah #viognier #vino #somm #sommelier #winelovers #winetasting #winetime #wineo #wineoclock #sommlife #vin #winelover #redwine #shiraz #winestagram #instawine
And we’re back. #sommlife
The end of an era....Leaving Dirty French for a new chapter!! Met amazing people, worked with a kickass hard working team for the past few years...miss you all and I will see you all soon!!! #service !!! #dirtyfrench #funtimes #restaurantlife #sommlife #sommelier #roadtoadvanced #wine #winelover #winegeek #futurelooksbright #newchapter #newchallenge #keepyourtastebudsbusy #staythirstymyfriends
Great night ... old and new world trip from france and back to france again passing austria, the USA and Slovenia. #chardonnay #grünerveltliner #riesling #smaragd #viognier #modrafrankinja #chardonnay #burgundy #kamptal #liebenberg #washingtonstate #champagne #sommelier #somm #sommlife #wine #käferberg
#moogy #sommlife #littleripper Freya’s first time on skis and she digs it!! Can really stop yet but who cares. Point it
Banishing the Sunday blues with #bichilistan & chorizo tacos 😋 this light wine from Tecate has a surprising earthiness and briney acidity perfectly balancing out spicy supper. @bichiwines are all natural, no filtering and minimal added sulpher. I can't wait to try more, I'm thinking #petmex next 😍 🍷🌮 . . . #somminthestacks #nomnomnom #eeeeeats #tacos #sommlife #tacotime #winetime #naturalwines #bichi #mexicanwine #winepairing #winestagram
@beautifulbrinysea salts magically transform me in to the chef I always dreamt of becoming. Oh oh oh, it's magic, you know... I wish I had a magical unicorn for a pet. Don't you? You mean you don't have a unicorn for a pet? You mean, not... Wait, that line belongs to @chauneuf. #sommlife #makeericgreatagain #unicorn #magicalunicorn #salts #pilotband #ohohohitsmagic #winekaraoke
Blind tasting today was challenging, for certain. A couple really dumb calls on my part. But then @bigbottleswineaboutit opened this pretty thing and suddenly it was all okay. #blindtasting #toethumb #sommlife #thedopeness
“There are many ways to the recognition of truth, and Burgundy is one of them.” —Karen Dinesen - - - #truth #burgundy #vosneromanee #cotedenuits #premiercru #pinotnoir #domainedeugenie #2011 #sommlife #sommstyle #sommelier #yoursomm
Had to give this wine from Armenia a go at the Restaurant Jakob, La Bonne Cave. A bit too much wood for my taste but definitely worth the try. ________________________________________________________#armenianwine #noahofareni #areni #winelover #luzern #sundaydinner #sommlife #winelife #winetime #labonnecave
Sunday Bubbles
#Fashion tip: choose your accessories wisely and you will dazzle any #party . These accessories on the other hand, will bring lots of fun!!!. #xmas #christmas #mistletoe #sommlife #wine
To były ostatnie warsztaty w tym roku. Tokaje smakowały bardzo dobrze ale na koniec dnia warto uraczyć się Rieslingiem #mosel #riesling #petrol #evening #whitewine #wino #somm #instawine #sommlife #gold
1976 Rutherford Hill Cab. Sauv. is holding its own. Needed about 25 mins to open and then was glorious for about 45 mins. Thank you @fastmonty for bringing it. #rutherfordhill #rutherford #napacab #napa #napavalley #calicab #cabernet #winetasting #winelover #sommlife #luckysomm #harpersclub
Domingão de folga hoje tava ó... 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 Vinhão, churrasco, charuto, cachaça, os coroas. Bonzão, véi! #Vin #vino #vinho #wine #Churrasco #Barbecue #Cigar #Charuto #DiogenesPuentes #CigarLife #Somm #SommLife
These hills in behind Artesa were totally blackened and burned in the fires, but look!! The grass has grown back in, and the vines are mostly unaffected. Shout out to Anne for the amazing day! #carneros #napa #napawine #sonoma #sonomawine #strong #somm #sommelier #sommlife #thankyou #artesa #pinotnoir #chardonnay
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