Vinexpo 2019 | Symington Family krijgt van IMW Lifetime Achievement Award

Primum Familiae Vini heeft vandaag op de Vinexpo in Bordeaux bekend gemaakt dat Paul Symington, als vertegenwoordiger van de vierde generatie Symingon,  de Lifetime Achievement Award heeft ontvangen van hetInstitute of Masters of Wine en het Drinks Business Magazine. Het is de zevende keer dat deze prestigieuze prijs wordt uitgereikt. En vijf van de zeven keer werd deze gegeven aan een lid van de Primum Familiae Vini.  Eerder kregen Robert Mondavi (2005), Marchese Piero Antinori (2007), Jean-Michel Cazes (2011), Baroness Philippine de Rothschild (2013), Hugh Johnson (2015) en Miguel A. Torres (2017) de Award. Robert Mondavi is overigens sinds de overname door Constellation geen lid meer van PFV. De 12 leden van PFV zijn: Antinori, Joseph Drouhin, Egon Muller Scharzhof, Famille Hugel, Familia Torres, Baron Phillipe de Rothschild, Famille Perrin, Tempo Vega Sicilia, Tenuta San Guido, Symington Family Estates, Pol Roger and Domaine Clarence Dillon.

Lees verder in het Engelstalige persbericht:

The Primum Familiae Vini are pleased to announce that Paul Symington, representing the 4th generation of the Symington family’s dedication to fine wine, has been given the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by the Institute of Masters of Wine and Drinks Business Magazine.

On Monday 13th May at Vinexpo in Bordeaux The Institute of Masters of Wine and Drinks Business gave the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ to Paul Symington. This honour has previously been bestowed on Robert Mondavi (2005), Marchese Piero Antinori (2007), Jean-Michel Cazes (2011), Baroness Philippine de Rothschild (2013), Hugh Johnson (2015) and Miguel A. Torres (2017). Since the creation of this highly prestigious award no less than five of the seven recipients have been members of the PFV.*

Hubert de Billy, President of Primum Familiae Vini, said: “We are proud to count the Symington family among the five PFV members who have now received this important award. This is extraordinary international recognition of the family commitment to wine and to our vineyards that is the cornerstone of the PFV.” Further Hubert de Billy said: “The PFV is fundamentallyabout sustainability and all PFV members strive to support and develop their respective wine regions economically, socially and environmentally. These values are, at the very least, on an equal footing with purely financial annual returns.

Every two years the Institute of Masters of Wine and Drinks Business magazine give a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ to ‘an outstanding and inspirational individual with a life-long commitment to wine excellence’. This 2019 award, which was chosen by Masters of Wines from around the world was given on Monday 13th May during a lunch at Vinexpo in Bordeaux. It is the first time that any wine producer from Portugal has been recognised in this way.

The 12 members of the PFV are: Antinori, Joseph Drouhin, Egon Muller Scharzhof, Famille Hugel, Familia Torres, Baron Phillipe de Rothschild, Famille Perrin, Tempo Vega Sicilia, Tenuta San Guido, Symington Family Estates, Pol Roger and Domaine Clarence Dillon.


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