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Vanneque Christian

The French wine expert Christian Vanneque (* 1950) was for ten years sommelier in the famous three-star restaurant "La Tour d'Argent" in Paris (on the website of the house is founded 1582 and as the most famous guest king Henry IV specified). In 1976 he was one of the 11 jurors at the legendary Paris Wine Tasting and also at the 2006 30th anniversary of this tasting. Vanneque went to the United States in 1984, where he worked as a consultant to major hotel chains including Four Seasons (Beverly Hills, Los Angeles) and Givenchy Resort & Spa (Palm Springs California). In 1990, he opened La Palette restaurant in New York, sold it in 1999, and went to Bali where he runs the two restaurants The Living Room and SIP Sunset Grill. In July 2011 he acquired at the Antique Wine Company in London a bottle Château d'Yquem of the legendary vintage 1811 around £ 75,000 (€ 85,000). She was exhibited at the opening of his new restaurant. Vanneque would like to open the bottle only in 2017 on the occasion of his 50th anniversary. It is the so far most expensive white wine in the world,

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