Win fabulous bottles of Château Palmer

sichel winesCelebrate 130 years of fine wine with Maison Sichel and you could win one of the following:

1st prize: 1 Impériale of Château Palmer 1982

2nd prize: 1 Double Magnum of Château Palmer 1989

3rd prize: 1 Magnum of Château Palmer 1990

In 1883 the British line of the Sichel family set up shop as wine négociants on the quayside of Bordeaux.

Maison Sichel is still on the Quai de Bacalan in Bordeaux and is still a family company, managed by five Sichel brothers.

In Bordeaux it owns the much-respected Margaux property, Château Angludet and, since 2002, Château Argadens AOC Bordeaux Supérieur, its latest property.

In 1967 Sichel was the first négociant and producer in Bordeaux to build its own winery and Bel Air remains the only one of its kind in the region today.

In the 1990s, the Sichel family was in the vanguard of wine producers from outside the Languedoc who saw the potential for quality in the region. The visionary Peter A. Sichel bought Château Trillol in the Corbières in 1990 and the wines are now winning more major awards than ever.

Last but not least, of course, the Sichel family is the proud co-owner of one of the world’s finest estates, the Margaux 3rd Growth, Château Palmer.

HOW TO ENTER

Submit your answers to winemerchantmag@gmail.com before December 15th 2013.

1. Maison Sichel set up its offices in which part of Bordeaux in 1883?

a. The Quai des Chartrons.

b. The Place des Quinconces.

c. The Quai de Bacalan.

2. How did Maison Sichel break new ground in 1967?

a. It acquired a property in the Southern Hemisphere.

b. It established its own winery in the Corbières.

c. It built its own winery in the Bordeaux region.

 3. In which part of France is Château Trillol?

a. The Languedoc.

b. The Roussillon.

c. The South West.

 4. In which year did the Sichel family acquire its latest property?

a. 1990

b. 2000

c. 2002

5. Château Angludet is in which AOC?

a. Margaux

b. Moulis

c. Médoc

Tie-breaker

What were the first names of the Sichel who married Isabella Rothschild in 1802?

First name 1:

First name 2:

Competition open only to UK-based independent wine retailers.

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