The Sunday Times November 16, 2014
A FAMILY of winemakers from Burgundy will descend on a prestigious club in St James’s, central London, next week. They will be uncorking some of their finest bottles to whet investors’ appetites for what is believed to be the first flotation of a French vineyard on the London stock exchange.
On this, their first visit to the city, Jean-Baptiste Jessiaume, 25, and his uncle Pascal will take their wine to the Travellers Club and the stock exchange for tastings next Tuesday and Wednesday. They are hoping to float their vineyard, Domaine Chanzy, by the end of the year to boost exports.
In Bouzeron, the tiny village where the wine is made, there was excited chatter last week at the prospect of hordes of British shareholders dropping in to inspect the vignoble on their way back from skiing.
“Investors will of course be entitled to special discounts,” explained the junior Jessiaume, Burgundy’s young winemaker of the year in 2012 and general director of Domaine Chanzy.
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