Ruinartis the oldest establishedChampagne house, exclusively producingchampagnesince 1729 and founded byNicolas Ruinart. Now in 2016 it will be launching a sensory experience allowing visitors to discover the history, origins and all aspects of the Chardonnay grape – The golden thread.
The Ruinart Lighthouse, hosted at The Violin Factory, Waterloo, and inspired by contemporary art spaces, will be exhibiting digital installations of artistic collaborations reunited.For the first time ever, artworks fromRuinart’s six recent artist collaborations including Herve Van Der Straten, Ron Arad, Piet Ein Eeek and Georgia Ruseel willbe shown together at theinaugural Lighthouse exhibition; which will be open to Consumers9th to 11th February.

The experience will compromise of a series of sensory rooms, plus several rooms of creativeinstallations, a display ofartworks created by famous artists forRuinartand a tasting room with a menu curated by a notable chef.

The Ruinart tasting

On the 9th & 10th February, Frédéric Panaïotis, Cellar Master of the House, will be hosting a number of 1.5hrs tastings throughout each day.The tastings will include the flagship, Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, made with 100% Chardonnay, and Ruinart Rosé, the first rosé created.
In addition, two prestige cuveés; Dom Ruinart 2004 & Dom Ruinart Rosé 2002.

Frédéric Panaïotis |RuinartCellarMaster

Born in 1964, Frédéric Panaïotis spent much of his time in the small Champagne vineyards of his grandparents as a child. He enjoyed harvesting the Chardonnay grapes and started to learn about wine in their small cellars.
He joined Ruinart in 2007 as Chef de Caves. In this position, he has the responsibility of creating the blends, from the non vintages : R’de Ruinart, Blanc de Blancs and Rosé to the prestige cuveés, Dom Ruinart and Dom Ruinart Rosé.

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