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Sichel 1883 quiz winners scoop Imperial of Palmer ’82

20th December, 2013 by Lucy Shaw

Christmas has come early for Simon Taylor and his team from Bin Ends @ The Bear in Stroud, who have scooped an Imperial of Châteaux Palmer 1982 after winning the Sichel 1883 quiz.

Run this month to mark Sichel’s 130th anniversary of fine wine production and shipping, the six-litre bottle has a market value of over £4,000.

“Who wouldn’t be thrilled to have such a bottle?  We’re all already thinking of an occasion to drink it that will be worthy of the wine,” Taylor told the drinks business.

db’s Editor-in-Chief Patrick Schmitt picks the winner of the quiz

The second prize of a double magnum of Château Palmer 1989, went to Martin Tickle of Corney and Barrow, while Richard Waller of Eastcott Vineyard in Northlew, Devon, took the third prize – a magnum of 1990 Palmer.

The Sichel family, who are co-owners of Château Palmer, were delighted with the number of entries to the competition.

“We are so pleased that so many people entered from all parts of the drinks sector and from all over the world.

“Our sincere congratulations to the lucky winners and a big thank you to all those who took part,” Charles Sichel, one of the five brothers who run the Bordeaux-based company told db.

The correct answers to the five questions in the quiz were:

1 – Maison Sichel set up its offices in which part of Bordeaux in 1883? The Quai de Bacalan.

2 – How did Maison Sichel break new ground in 1967? It built its own winery in the Bordeaux region.

3 – In which part of France is Château Trillol? The Languedoc (AOC Corbières).

4 – In which year did the Sichel family acquire its latest property? 2002.

5 – Château Angludet is in which AOC? Margaux.

6 – What were the first names of the Sichel who married Isabella Rothschild in 1802? Bernhard Juda.

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