I never would have thought at the beginning of 2019, that I would have had the opportunity to be walking the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. On the scale of amazing pinch-me moments, this has got to be the highest. Privileged to of been a guest of Mouton Cadet, a Bordeaux wine brand which was one of the main sponsors of the festival. The Mouton Cadet team has opened their rooftop wine bar on the Palais des Festivals for the 29th year running.
Produced by the family-owned French company Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA, Mouton Cadet was created in 1930 and has remained true to its origins whilst changing into what has now become the world’s leading Bordeaux wine brand. It’s now sold in 150 countries around the world.
We started off our trip with Mouton Cadet with two days in Bordeaux where we got a special tour of the city by tour guide ‘Bruno’. We got to visit Place de la Bourse, a landmark square with a reflecting pool, the Bordeaux cathedral as well as having lunch in a typical Bordeaux bistro.
Of course, we managed to sample lots of Mouton Cadet wine which is available in white, rosé and red. We enjoyed a wine tasting of the different red wines Mouton Cadet produce before sitting down for dinner at ”L’Estacade” restaurant. A favourite of mine was the Réserve Médoc 2016, a deep red wine with aromas of subtle blackcurrant and mild spice flavours especially star anise and vanilla.
We explored Bassin d’Arcachon where we had a tour of the bay by boat and got to stop off at the most quaint, secluded Cap Ferret Village. It was stunning and we got to walk along the beach admiring the beautiful Victorian villas and intricate brickwork and stained glass windows. Apparently, many of France’s rich and famous have holiday homes here.
The bay is famous for it’s oysters, we enjoyed a delicious array of oysters on the boat which was paired with Mouton Cadet’s white wine. A fresh, citrus wine, perfect to go with oysters.
The excitement levels were high when arriving in Cannes. It was always a place I’d wanted to visit. I had seen countless Instagrams and Snapchats from actresses, bloggers from the event the week previous and was eagerly waiting what it was going to be like when we arrived. We checked in to the most beautiful hotel ‘Le Gray d’Albion’ before heading for lunch at the Plage des Palmes restaurant. The burrata with truffle to start was out of this world.
Preparation was soon underway where hair and makeup artists came to our room to get us red carpet ready. Super exciting that I got to have my twin sister Laura come with me on this trip, it was a trip and experience we’ll never forget.
The wine bar was situated on the rooftop of the Palais des Festivals, where we got to enjoy a couple of glasses of the new limited edition Mouton Cadet wine before heading to the Festival.
Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to get any photographs of me on the red carpet, it was so busy trying to walk down there and there was literally no time to get a quick shot. I felt like the luckiest lady in the world!! I would just like to thank the incredible team at Mouton Cadet for the most unforgettable trip.