Herve Pennequin
  • 47, Male
  • Atlanta (Sandy Springs)
  • United States
  • HP Wine Consulting LLC
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Dry Rose wines in the US - is there a future?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Where is my '47 Aug 30, 2008. 12 Replies

 

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"Hi Herve, I reside in Northern NJ. I work for a wine & spirits warehouse, and my current position is business development. I'm always on the look out for importers who would like to store their product in our warehouse. Any ideas or leads…"
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Profile Information

Title
President and CEO
Company
HP Wine Consulting LLC
What best describes my company
Fine Dining
Interests
Discovering new food, Discovering new wines, Consulting, Making Friends, Networking, Finding Investors
Personal Quote
There is no better meal than one with good wines and good friends to be shared with.
Biography
Master Degree from Culinary school in France in 1988. Lead Sommelier in 2 and 3 stars Michelin restaurants - moved to US in 1997 and held positions as sommeliers and restaurants managers mid 2007. Now wine consultant for restaurants, importers, wine educators and entertainers for private and corporate wine events.
Best Sommelier of France in 1989 - Second Best Sommelier of USA in 2002 - Finished 3rd in the Best Sommelier of the World competition in 2004, among 43 other countries (1 candidate per country), representing the USA (first time ever an american candidate firnished in the final Four since 1969, first year of the competition)
Years in the Industry
20+ in fine dinning and wine industry

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How much wine is enough when you dine out with friends?

Posted on February 21, 2008 at 8:34pm 5 Comments

Based on your corpulence, it will affect your tolerance on consuming more wines than a lighter person. Eated food will balance what you drink, mostly carbs and proteins, but make sure you drink lots of water while you enjoy the moment.

On the other end, if you are tired, please do not have any alcohol drinks, as you know: it may impair your ability to drive or operate machinery... Bla Bla Bla. But seriously, watch yourself and ask for others to watch you, being your angel.

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2005 BORDEAUX!.... to drink or to invest?....

Posted on February 7, 2008 at 7:47am 1 Comment

OH YES.... Robert Parker and many other wine critics after tasting in Bordeaux, raved about the high quality of the 2005 Bordeaux.

Another vintage of the Century, already!

Well, my experience of tasting many wines a week - especially when I travelled to France - confirme that statement of high quality vintage.

Now, the prices went to the roof after release - whoever bought during the "primeur" campaign (buying wine while still in barrels at prices below the release price…

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CHAMPAGNES or Sparkling Wines?...

Posted on February 7, 2008 at 7:33am 0 Comments

Most of you know the difference of course but do you know that the official bureau of Champagne spend $2 millions of Euros a year to protect the name of Champagne in the US alone!

Champagne is a region and a wine appellation protected by law. In many countries, there has been an agreement for not using the name of Champagne for the sparkling wines produced in those countries.

Although, in the US, debates and court appeals are still ongoing between the Champagne bureau and some…

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Champagnes - taste at the TOUR DE CHAMPAGNE

Posted on January 28, 2008 at 7:22pm 0 Comments

I was fortunate to be invited to the last Tour de Champagne in Atlanta. It was at the Ritz Carlton Downtown. The whole room was enlighted with so many Champagne houses that were pouring their best cuvees. For a minimal fee to enter the 3 hour event, you could enjoy POMMERY, KRUG, RUINART, VRANKEN, HEIDSIECK MONOPOLE (the "Blue Top" was the only Champagne featured in the Wine Spectator top 100 wines) as well as many other main brands but also small producers like HEMART, GOERG...

It…

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Trading Exercise for Alcohol?

Posted on January 28, 2008 at 7:25am 5 Comments

Interesting article from A. Chris Gajilan

Medical News Senior Producer - edited January 14th.



We all know that exercise is good for your heart. In addition, most of you probably already know that drinking moderately is better than no drinking at all when it comes to your health, and more specifically your ticker. But did you know that exercise and drinking alcohol lower your coronary heart disease risk in similar ways?



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At 6:07am on June 17, 2010, Lisa Sims said…
Hi Herve,

I reside in Northern NJ. I work for a wine & spirits warehouse, and my current position is business development. I'm always on the look out for importers who would like to store their product in our warehouse. Any ideas or leads would be most helpful.

I also am a wine lover, and would love to build my knowledge in that area. Do you know of any wine tastings that are taking place in NJ? I look forward to your response.

Regards,
Lisa
At 10:47pm on September 11, 2009, Food on Film said…
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At 9:24am on November 19, 2008,
Non-Operator
Dana A. Romero
said…
Herve,
I want to personally invite you to join our discussions in regards to cheeses at the Cheese Group. Every week we introduce a new cheese and invite you to find it in your area, buy it, try it then dicuss it with us. We could use someone to help with the wine pairings on these cheeses.
At 12:27pm on September 17, 2008, Anon said…
Are you still married to April?
At 6:51am on August 27, 2008, Eleanor Dill said…
The owner of Wakefield Wines have moved to Atlanta and I want him to meet you. I will call you soon to set that up.
At 10:14am on August 8, 2008, Andrew ferguson said…
Greetings Herve...
I have a question for you regarding an old friend...
you can email me if you have a sec
thewinepress@msn.com
Thanks,
Andrew Ferguson
At 7:01am on April 29, 2008, Seth Deitchman said…
Herve,
You know a lot of people, it is impressive.

Do you hold wine tastings? If you do where and how do you conduct them? Do groups, or restaurants sponsor them? What is the cost for these events if you do conduct these.

Regards,

Seth
At 5:28am on April 22, 2008, Carolina Brook said…
Hi Herve,
I'm a beverage distributor looking for contacts in the Atlanta area, as i am new here, just relocated from VA. Our product is MonaVie, one of the fastes growing Networking companies in the USA, and it is our big moment in Brasil right now, so i am heading to Brasil on April 25th, Doing Rio de Janeiro e Sao Paulo.
Please check out our website. http://www.monavie.com. We could meet some time, as I am in Atlanta area also, that way you could semple our product. Would love any advice you could offer.
Thanks! Carol
P.S.: I am a Wine LOVER......
At 7:55pm on April 14, 2008, Anne Marsden said…
Salut! I just posted a comment to your blog on "How much Wine when dining with friends". What I didn't say is that if it's Champagne - then all bets are off!
At 4:43pm on April 14, 2008, Carolyn O'Neil said…
I want to join your group. Just created my page and just learning how to do all this.
Thanks!
 
 
 

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