From the right: Mr. Take Koyama, Mrs. Makiko Esumi, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Gourmel, Mr. Hugues Lechanoine and Mrs. Minako Nagai
The Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Selection Official Launching Event was held on June 17th 2014, at the Andaz Tokyo in the Toranomon Hills building. Official Supplier to the 2014 and 2018 Ryder Cups, Mouton Cadet released for the first time in Japan its limited edition specially created for the 2014 Ryder Cup. The Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Selection was born from a meeting between Paul McGinley, The 2014 European Ryder Cup Captain, and Hugues Lechanoine, Managing Director of Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA.
Hugues Lechanoine hosted the event in Tokyo, while a recorded message from Paul McGinley greeted the audience for an evening of celebrations. With the help of two facilitators, Mrs. Nagai, a wine expert, and Mr. Koyama, a golf commentator, guests and celebrities were introduced to Mouton Cadet partnership with The 2014 Ryder Cup. And, actress Mrs. Makiko Esumi attended the event and celebrated the launching of The Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Selection Hugues Lechanoine said : « In the same way that The Ryder Cup brings together the best American and European players, we selected twelve of our finest winegrowers and their vine parcels in Bordeaux to create this unique wine. I hope that everyone in Japan tasting Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Selection will appreciate what both Mouton Cadet and The Ryder Cup value most: tradition, respect, conviviality and elegance.” A foretaste of the upcoming 2014 Ryder Cup, Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Selection will be on sale from June 18th in retail stores and restaurants across Japan.