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Michel Roux Jr launches latest chapter of film series The Craftsman’s Dinner

Michel Roux Jr continues his new film series.

The Craftsman's Dinner
Credit: Balvenie

Michel Roux Jr has launched the latest chapter in the online film series The Craftsmen’s Dinner.

The next film sees Michel Roux Jr meet Simon Roberts, Winemaker and Production Manager of Ridgeview Winery, to discover the craft that goes into making one of the UK’s best bubblies.

The Balvenie has a rich history of celebrating excellent craftsmanship; however the launch of The Craftsmen’s Dinner – a six part short film series in which exceptionally skilled individuals in various fields are met and profiled by multi award winning chef Michel Roux Jr – will mark the brand’s foremost exploration of outstanding artistry to date.

The YouTube film series sees the two Michelin starred chef – naturally a master of his own trade – set out to unveil the true meaning of craftsmanship by meeting and discussing the talents and secret skills of six equally gifted people; including one of the only knife makers left in Britain, a music-loving salmon smoker, an organic farmer, a potter and a sparkling wine producer.

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The series culminates with Michel creating the mouthwatering ‘Craftsmen’s Dinner’ for each of the individuals, using contributions from each artist; including salmon for the guests to enjoy, and beautiful hand crafted plates to serve it on. The first instalment of the series will launch at

Michel Roux Jr commented: “I have tremendous respect for people who dedicate the years required to mastering and perfecting their trade, so it was a fantastic experience to work with The Balvenie on this project, and to meet such talented individuals.”

Ridgeview was founded in 1994 by Mike and Chris Roberts and is dedicated to creating world class sparkling wines in the South Downs of England. Their vineyards specialise in growing classic grape varieties to make the highest quality bottle fermented sparkling wines. The world class status of their wines is reflected by the number of national & international medals and trophies they have received since the release of their first wines from the 1996 vintage.

The Balvenie is a unique range of single malts created by David Stewart, The Balvenie Malt Master, who celebrates his 54th year at the distillery in 2016. Each has a very individual taste, but each is rich, luxuriously smooth and underpinned by the distinctively honeyed character of The Balvenie.

Jonny Cornthwaite, Senior Brand Manager, The Balvenie commented: “Celebrating exceptional craftsmanship is at the heart of everything we do for The Balvenie; so it is a privilege to work with Michel Roux Jr and these six individuals who really capture the heart of our brand ethos. ‘The Craftsmen’s Dinner’ is our largest and most ambitious project to date; and we’re very excited to introduce the series to the public.”

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More films will be released at on the following dates:

• 10th May (Hansen & Lyderson)
• 24th May (Craftsman’s Dinner)

Check out the latest video in the film series The Craftsmens Dinner – Ridgeview Wines


Check out the previous short films below:

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