150 years, 150 wines, 150 days… A unique event!

 
 

To celebrate its 150th anniversary, Monte-Carlo SBM is offering, for 150 days starting Saturday 22 June in almost 20 of its establishments, a selection of 150 Bordeaux grands crus by the glass. And on this special occasion for discovering extraordinary wines, the Place du Casino will be transformed into a temporary vineyard!

 

An exceptional event

 

“This year, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Société des Bains de Mer, we have decided to showcase our fabulous oenological and gastronomic heritage”  - Jean-Luc Biamonti – Deputy Chairman of Monte-Carlo SBM.
 

Gastronomy is a major part of the Monaco way of life, accompanied by the love of fine wines. For its 150th anniversary, Monte-Carlo SBM has organised one of the largest opportunities to taste Bordeaux wines by the glass. In its 19 establishments, wine lovers will discover, over 150 days

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, 150 grands crus especially selected from the Hôtel de Paris cellar.  A unique chance to sample some of the world’s finest crus to accompany your meal or quite simply to treat yourself to an exceptional tasting.

 

This tasting of rather younger wines by the glass responds to changes in customer expectations. People are definitely drinking less, but are seeking quality and the chance to discover rarer or less well-known crus. The glass of wine has also become more adaptable: it offers you the pleasure to pair wines to accompany each moment of your meal.
 

“Pairing food and wine is a subtle art.  It evokes musical imagery: each member of the duo will play its own part, thus ensuring the entire set is in harmony.”Alain Ducasse 

 

> Discover all of the 150 wines book

 

 

The 150 wines are also available online and on your mobile!

Photos, descriptions, location, testimonials … Find out all information for the Monte-Carlo SBM event on the 150 Wines website. 
> Discover the150 wines website

 

So you can find about more about each of the Bordeaux Grand Crus from wherever you are, the 150 Wines application invites you to discover them from your iPhone or Android!

> Discover the 150 wines application 

 
Historic cellars

The Hôtel de Paris Cellar

Carved into rock in 1874 under the auspices of Marie Blanc, wife of the founder of the Société des Bains de Mer, François Blanc, the Hôtel de Paris cellars bear a rich history spanning over one hundred years, whose workers are today still just as discreet as they are essential, working behind the scenes to ensure the excellence which has made the reputation of this place so special.

 

> Discover the Hôtel de Paris cellars and its most important workers, the wine merchants and sommeliers.

 

  

An ephemeral vineyard at the Place du Casino

150 wines the Monaco Place du Casino vineyard

 This is the fruit of the work of S.B.M’s forty gardeners! The Place du Casino garden has been transformed into an ephemeral vineyard. Dreamed up by famous landscape architect Jean Mus, twice winner of the Lauréat de l’Arbre d’Or and nominated for the “Talent de Luxe”, this little plot (under 8000 m2), arranged in a star shape from the central pond, overlooks the Mediterranean.  Its 250 vines will be included in the bouillie bordelaise, the traditional mixture of copper sulphate and lime which protects against disease. Rose bushes will be planted at the end of the 18 rows, just like an authentic Bordeaux vineyard.  

 

> Discover the ephemeral vineyard photo album

 

 

A dedicated package for wine-tasting : Grands Crus Experience

The Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo & the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo invite you to join them in celebrating the 150 years 150 wines event, the first of its kind in the world. To make you enjoy this event, the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo and the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo propose you a special package including two nights accomodation in a double-room, a buffet breakfast and an exclusive wine-tasting of fine Bordeaux.

 

> Discover our package Grands Crus Experience

 

 

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Delve into the  Monte-Carlo SBM legend
From the birth of the legend until today, 
discover Monte-Carlo’s great history

and its prestigious heritage on the website Monte-Carlo Legend.