International Chess Federation
Sunday, 21 Feb 2021 22:40
Wine-and-chess set for World's #1 Corporate Chess Team

A wine-and-chess set ‘Chateau La Grace Dieu des Prieurs, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Art Russe Collection’ has become a special prize for the winner of the FIDE World Corporate Chess Championship. @art_russe_wine

The special prize was established at the initiative of the Russian Chess Federation. Six bottles of the unique wine from Saint-Emilion, with Russian art on the labels, contained in a special-edition chess box with a set of chess pieces and a chessboard lid, will be shipped to Germany as the team of Grenke Bank (part of the Grenke Group, one of the leading players in the finance sector) became the winner of the Championship.

Chateau La Grace Dieu des Prieurs is a winery in the Bordeaux region. The Chateau released its first wine-and-chess set in 2014. The Chateau winemaker Louis Mitjavile is one of the world's top experts on Merlot, descending from a famous family of Bordeaux winemakers. The Chateau produces one wine a year. The bottles are decorated with reproductions of paintings by Russian artists of the 19th-20th centuries. A wine collection with 12 reproductions (plus one reproduction for the 1.5 l magnum) is released every year. All artworks reproduced on the wine labels are part of the collection of the Art Russe Foundation and are made available to Chateau La Grace Dieu des Prieurs under a cooperation agreement.