We are delighted to announce the inaugural event of the WealthBriefing Connoisseurs Programme, on June 11th 2015 at Vintners Hall, London.

The Connoisseurs Programme features a series of events designed to enhance the wealth management community’s understanding of luxury market verticals, an increasingly important aspect of the alternative investment market.

This event will welcome guests for an exclusive tutored wine tasting, hosted in association with Champagne Louis Roederer.

Louis Roederer, originally established in 1776, is one of the few great Champagne houses to have remained family-owned and truly independent. Presentations will be given over the course of the evening byChampagne Louis Roederer Chef de Cave, Jean Baptiste Lécaillon and Investment Expert, Matthew Tipping of Berry Bros & Rudd Fine Wine.

This event is exclusively for private banking professionals who manage private client portfolios


18.00-18.10 Welcome and introduction by Tom Burroughes, WealthBriefing Group Editor
18.10-19.15 The Artistry of Champagne – Tutored wine tasting led by Jean Baptiste Lécaillon
19.15-19.20 Champagne Louis Roederer closing address
19.20-20.00 Investment expert presentation with Matthew Tipping
20.00-21.00 Networking drinks


Date and Time

Date: Thursday 11th June - 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


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Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon

Chef De Cave

Louis Roederer Champagne

Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon (1966 vintage), was born and raised in Reims, Champagne, and graduated from Montpellier's Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique, after which he joined Roederer in August 1989.

Lécaillon is the Executive Vice-President and Winemaker at Roederer – a post he has occupied since 1999.

With diplomas in oenology and agronomy, Lécaillon takes the house from strength to strength in terms of wine making and biodynamic viticulture. With experience making wine on four ontinents, it comes as no surprise that he heads the production of Roederer’s affiliated brands, including Roederer Estate in California, Ramos Pinto in the Douro in Portugal, Domaines Ott in Provence, and a healthy collection of Châteaux in Bordeaux; Château de Pez, Château HautBeauséjour Saint-Estèphe) and Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande in Pauillac.

One of the main challenges he faces as chef de cave is to maintain, year after year (despite climatic conditions), the house style, keeping it at its highest level, all the while developing and increasing the quality of the wines. For Cristal, only the very best grapes from old vines and low yields are used. A proportion of the wines (around 20%) is fermented in 100 hl oak casks with bâtonnage in order to give power, vinosity and complexity.

Today, the house’s biggest challenge is in the vineyard: to keep increasing the quality of the fruit (ripening, yields) by using a truly "sustainable" viticulture that respects the terroir and the environment.

Matthew Tipping

Investment Expert

Berry Bro. & Rudd

Matthew has 15 years of experience in the wine industry, 10 of them with Berry Bros. & Rudd, his current role is as Fine Wine Sales Manager. He is in charge of a team of Private Account Managers and has his own customer list which he sells cases of wine to for future drinking and investment. Matthew gained his WSET Diploma in 2006 and says 'I have to admit I am wine collector in my own right as well, with wines from Burgundy, Italy and Germany featuring most heavily in my personal cellar'.

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