18 novembre 2019

Portrait(s) | A Gallery of fine wine collections

Michael Ganne

Par Michael Ganne

Michael Ganne is originally from the Médoc region of Bordeaux and naturally chose to dedicate himself to the wine business. Yet his unswerving taste for novelty spans beyond the great Bordeaux wines…

Portrait(s) | A Gallery of fine wine collections | Hotel Beau-Rivage, Geneva – December 8th as from 2pm


“Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.” Oscar Wilde, The picture of Dorian Gray

This principle, voiced over 120 years ago, is ageless, and it seems to me, could serve as an inspiration to the wine and food enthusiasts that we are. Our delight comes from discovering a vintage that will perfectly complement a particular dish, or celebrate a unique occasion, not from hiding it away in a safe. Rather, we live it, we experience it and entrust it to our memories. A snapshot, a picture to cherish for life!

The catalogue for our next sale on Sunday, December 8, also intro- duces portraits; of vintages to explore, terroirs to appreciate, winegrowers to discover, wine journeys in the image of the five collectors who embody this book. The bottle encapsulates a moment in eternity and repre- sents, like the portrait, a mirror to our soul, an eternal youth. These treasures of youth have been waiting patiently in their perfect cellars for their futureDorian …

Our second edition of Wine & Music on Saturday, December 7, will also be an eve- ning rich in emotion with amazing new experiences in tasting. We will dive into the historical vineyard of Clos de Vougeot, for the 2015 vintage, with the discovery of twelve producers of this Grand Cru. To preside over the evening, Thomas D. is kindly honouring us with a private concert, to begin the last month of this year 2019 in a bagherian bacchanal composed of great wines and inebriating music!

Having just the time to recu- perate from our weekend, as always on the second Tues- day of the month we will be holding a new Wine o’clock on December 10, which will offer us a roam through the vineyards of Burgundy and Bordeaux. This, now monthly, meeting is a reminder of our eternal desire for the discovery (or for the taste…) of new vintages, new wines, regions or vineyards. A viaticum to perfect our insatiable knowledge of great wines… Furthermore, the Beau-Ri- vage Hotel in Geneva is to become a great epicurean meeting place for all wineaficionados as Baghera/ wines will soon be setting up a boutique dedicated to fine wines from around the world. A private club will also be created for gour- mets and enthusiasts of fine wine – a place that will combine discre- tion and privilege alongside our future offices.

I will conclude by quoting again Dorian Gray, this hedonistic dandy : “The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it ”. So be tempted !

Warm regards


Michael Ganne




Portraits, A Gallery of fine wine collections