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Magic Provided by Léoville Las Cases

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It is often said that if we could revisit the famous 1855 Classification of Grands Crus Classés, Château Léoville Las Cases would certainly be upgraded to the rank of Premier Grand Cru. Knowing that it has regularly been among the Medoc Grands Crus Classés for the past fifty years, we can easily understand the magic that surrounds these wines.

The strength of the Château lies in the famous Clos with its complex terroir and diverse as well as complementary parcels. In fact, the Grand Vin is made exclusively from this terroir, which in some ways evokes the Latour terroir, a neighbouring estate. Depending on the vintage, it offers up aromas that are straightforward and suggestive of Pauillac or tender and lacy aromas that are more reminiscent of Saint-Julien.

Bollinger: Lethal Charm

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Of course, Bollinger is the Champagne served by James Bond to make all those Bond Girls swoon. Indeed, for over 40 years, Bollinger has been 007’s Champagne of choice on the silver screen, the key to his sparkling allure with the ladies. We can easily understand why after enjoying just one taste of any cuvée from this great Champagne winery whose style is often traditional, a style referred to as English, as they say in the business.

A bouquet that always appears regal, elegant, often revealing a refined rancio character and notes of brioche that English critics have historically enjoyed. The palate commonly offers a delightful blend of richness, tension and refinement which adds even greater distinction while its creamy aspect confers a lethal charm.

As it happens, the Bollinger tasting will also mark the opening of the 16th edition of Montréal Passion Vin. This is a must-attend event!

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$ 1 544 010 $ raised during Montréal Passion Vin

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The 15th edition of the Montréal Passion Vin benefit, held on November 4th and 5th at the Bonaventure Hotel, came to a brilliant conclusion in the presence of some 600 guests: A record $1,544,010 net was raised by the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (HMR) Foundation in support of the Integrated Cancer Centre project. Festivities kicked off on Thursday, November 3rd, with the À Votre Santé! benefit, which raised $232,355 net.

$232 355 raised during À Votre Santé!

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This years, the À Votre Santé! raised $232,355 net.

Hosted by Virginie Coossa, the 5th edition of À Votre Santé! gathered some 400 guests at Agora Hydro-Québec. Surrounded by Lulu Hughes, Mai Duong and several other friends from the entertainment world, volunteer spokesperson Dominique Michel celebrated five years of remission: “I am so gratified to see this many people support our cause. If I am in remission today, I owe it all to the excellent care provided by the doctors at the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont. Every donation brings us closer to our objective. Thank you so much for your support.”

The HMR Foundation now ranks among the great Canadian vintages of the philanthropy world.

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The Integrated Cancer Centre

Over the next seven years, we expect to see an increase of 133% in the number of cancer cases in east end Montreal and a 65% increase in radio-oncology treatments. At a cost of $32M, the new centre will encompass the majority of oncology-related patient services, thus facilitating the provision of care to patients by cutting down on travel.

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November 9, 10 & 11, 2017 : a weekend of festivities for health!

The great names of Wine and the best Chefs of Montreal unite against cancer during La soirée À Votre Santé! and Montréal Passion Vin, to the benefit of the future Integrated Cancer Centre of the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont.

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