Connoisseur Magazine Editor Axel Ritenis has a passion for Bordeaux that started in Australia as a Sydney retailer with the discoveryofCh.Lascombe and Latour,…a revelation!. He has made numerous trips to Bordeaux and regions over 30 years, attended VINEXPO on 4 seperateocccasions,been a guessta t many Cheateaux dinners and Tastings,.attended many Bordeaux tastings in London whilst Connoisseur editor,. and has visited all the major wine regions of France as well as many of the main chateaux in Bordeaux.. As a wine educator and Bordeaux wine Importer and merchant in the Baltics,..(as the local Baron PhillipedeRothsild agent) he educated the Hoteliers and restauranteurs about Bordeaux wines and also had the “dubious honour” of consulteing some of the Top Oligarchs on establishing their Bordeaux Collections He authored the first Latvian language Wine Book, launched a wine and Food magazine Vins+Gastro as well as the first Restaurant Guide and spent many years educating sommeliers and restauranteurs on wine service and wine culture.He continues to visit many of the wineries of the Bordaux regionkeeping abreast of the latest developments Axel is a seasoned wine educator and is offering Bordeaux Wine tours in 2014 as part of the Connoisseur Magazine Events and Tours Programme!
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