“This year, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Société des Bains de Mer, we have decided to showcase our fabulous oenological and gastronomic heritage” - Jean-Luc Biamonti – Deputy Chairman of Monte-Carlo SBM.
Gastronomy is a major part of the Monaco way of life, accompanied by the love of fine wines. For its 150th anniversary, Monte-Carlo SBM has organised one of the largest opportunities to taste Bordeaux wines by the glass. In its 19 establishments, wine lovers will discover, over 150 days
, 150 grands crus especially selected from the Hôtel de Paris cellar. A unique chance to sample some of the world’s finest crus to accompany your meal or quite simply to treat yourself to an exceptional tasting.
This tasting of rather younger wines by the glass responds to changes in customer expectations. People are definitely drinking less, but are seeking quality and the chance to discover rarer or less well-known crus. The glass of wine has also become more adaptable: it offers you the pleasure to pair wines to accompany each moment of your meal.
“Pairing food and wine is a subtle art. It evokes musical imagery: each member of the duo will play its own part, thus ensuring the entire set is in harmony.” - Alain Ducasse
> Discover all of the 150 wines book
Photos, descriptions, location, testimonials … Find out all information for the Monte-Carlo SBM event on the 150 Wines website.
> Discover the150 wines website
So you can find about more about each of the Bordeaux Grand Crus from wherever you are, the 150 Wines application invites you to discover them from your iPhone or Android!
> Discover the 150 wines application
Carved into rock in 1874 under the auspices of Marie Blanc, wife of the founder of the Société des Bains de Mer, François Blanc, the Hôtel de Paris cellars bear a rich history spanning over one hundred years, whose workers are today still just as discreet as they are essential, working behind the scenes to ensure the excellence which has made the reputation of this place so special.
> Discover the Hôtel de Paris cellars and its most important workers, the wine merchants and sommeliers.
This is the fruit of the work of S.B.M’s forty gardeners! The Place du Casino garden has been transformed into an ephemeral vineyard. Dreamed up by famous landscape architect Jean Mus, twice winner of the Lauréat de l’Arbre d’Or and nominated for the “Talent de Luxe”, this little plot (under 8000 m2), arranged in a star shape from the central pond, overlooks the Mediterranean. Its 250 vines will be included in the bouillie bordelaise, the traditional mixture of copper sulphate and lime which protects against disease. Rose bushes will be planted at the end of the 18 rows, just like an authentic Bordeaux vineyard.
> Discover the ephemeral vineyard photo album
The Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo & the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo invite you to join them in celebrating the 150 years 150 wines event, the first of its kind in the world. To make you enjoy this event, the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo and the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo propose you a special package including two nights accomodation in a double-room, a buffet breakfast and an exclusive wine-tasting of fine Bordeaux.
> Discover our package Grands Crus Experience
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