BLOG – Mistinguett Sparkling Wine

Good Contents Are Everywhere, But Here, We Deliver The Best of The Best.Please Hold on!
Data is Loading...
Events
On October 3th, the Women Evolution Congress on “Health, Emotional Welfare and Transformational Leadership” was held at ESADECreapolis, dedicated to women managers, professionals and businesswomen. Of course, Mistinguett had to be there, next to so many fantastic women. 🙂

Our CEO, Marta Vidal, had the honor of being one of the women who awarded the We Leadership Awards together with Dr. Candela Calle, Health Area Director, Scientific Committee of the WE and Laura Martínez, President of the ICD.

These awards for female talent are a recognition of women leaders for their professional careers. Elected by the WE scientific committee, the winners were:
Ms. Mara Dierssen, neurologist, Research Director Center for Genomic Regulation of Barcelona
Mrs. Mercè Conesa, President of the Port Barcelona
Mrs. Nuria Basi, Businesswoman and Grup Set President
Mrs. Carme Artigas, Big Data and AI expert, co-founder of Synergic Partners
Ms. Ana Maria Lajusticia, Bachelor in Chemistry, student, writer and lecturer.
 
So, a toast to all these #fantasticwomen! It is a real pleasure to be next to so much talent and professionalism.
 
And for many more editions of the We Leadership Awards!






0

Events

You already know… We love events! And even more if they are as special as Ms. Anna Cortina’s one. Last October 10th, we were glad to be at the Axel Hotels’ Sky Bar, taking part to a presentation of seven hand-painted handbags of the designer made by several artists, in order to support the Fundació Lluita contra la Sida. What authentic artworks!

These unique pieces will be put up for auction on next November 18th at the People in Red’s gala and all the funds will be raised for research and development of the foundation’s own activities.

And Mistinguett, once again, toasting art and good causes. For more projects like this! 😉

0

Events

 

Anniversaries are always special, even for people who insist on not celebrating them or on not remembering to count them. Commemorations allow us to feel the present more strongly than ever, because the candles are lit, live and right this minute, and we have in our hands the responsibility of halting the drift of our thoughts to make a wish that is sufficiently transcendental to last us a whole year. At the same time it allows to cast a glance at the past and assume the many times we have already blown out the candles to understand who is behind that cake and of course to ask ourselves who we want to have with us now and in the future. It all happens in a flash. We review what we are and take a photo to have a record that this is a day that does count. 

 

Last Thursday we celebrated the 10th anniversary of Mistinguett Sparkling with a party at the Vivero Beach Club, part of the Sitges Fantastic Film Festival. Imagine what is involved in celebrating 10 years of thinking of, producing and serving bottles to accompany celebrations of every kind, large or small but all of them celebrations. Do you know how many people are involved in this anniversary? I assure you that the figure deserves being celebrated. And that is what we did.

 

It was a night filled with stars. Stars like you, who shine and are indispensable for drawing in new ones. And also film stars. The party by the sea anticipated the fact that Mistinguett Sparkling has a horizon ahead of it and that continuing our voyage is worth it. 

 

However, what differentiates any old party from an anniversary party is the cake and its power to halt time and make the “here and now” last. Obviously there was no lack of cake on Thursday at the 10-year Mistinguett celebration. Before blowing out the candles, we looked around and saw you. You were there, together with the rest of the people, and we thought it was magical to have come this far together. So much so that Lari the Magician, the master of ceremonies for the evening, succeeded in transforming our emotion into a refreshing shower, the indisputable prelude to a long life for Mistinguett Sparkling. 

 

Dedicated to all the people, with their names and surnames, who accompanied us at the 10-year anniversary party, people who we feel are always close to us and ensure that each day counts.

 

A special thanks goes to the Sitges Film Festival for turning 10 days out of a year into 10 days of magic and fantasy. Here is toasting to more Festival years!




























0

Uncategorized

There are some lovely afternoons! Honestly, we adore attending these… sweet moments! That’s it. Never better said. Sweet because we are in the most beautiful of places: the new Anthropologie shop in Barcelona (have you seen the cute things they have?); you are surrounded by fantastic people (hugs to our friends from XXL Comunicación); and on top of that you are given a gastronomic photography workshop imparted by Carolina Ferrer herself (besides being a top professional, you are absolutely charming!). Could one possibly ask for more? Yes, everything well-paired with Mistinguett Rosé. Talk about feeling good! J

 

Carolina taught us all her tricks for taking gastronomy photos with a mobile phone. On every level, like a true professional! On an artistic level, she showed us how to make a composition and create a still life shot from above (dear instagrammers, you know that this has long been the trend in food photography, don’t you?). On a technical level, she showed us tricks on how to frame, focus and play with exposure. She also showed us a few apps that will be a huge help in editing photos before posting them.

 

We were then able to create our own still lifes and to make our compositions with the Anthropologie items we had at our disposal, plus flowers, lots of fresh flowers! Look at the photos… Mistinguett had to be there in the creations, pink looked so good in the glasses!

 

 

We are framing that afternoon as a lovely souvenir. And we hope to have more like it! We’ll tell you all about it…

 

Hugs and good health!

0

Uncategorized

On Thursday 25th, Mistinguett attended the presentation of the new MELICH brand of garments. Its designers set up a pop-up show in a gorgeous space, Ó! Estudio in Barcelona’s Gracia district.

 

The three young entrepreneurs have launched their sustainable clothing brand with great enthusiasm and, above all, with a lot of taste. A pretty and very delicate swimwear collection in on-trend neutral colours. Now you know, organic colours are in vogue!

 

Sustainable fashion, organic colours and our vegan products… Mistinguett had to be there! We love to nudge new brands along and bring a touch of joy with our bubbles to so many jitters and so much enthusiasm. It’s a great pleasure! As you know, Mistinguett is a tribute to women who fight to make their dreams happen, and the right thing is to be there, on the spot, whenever we can. 😉

 

Good luck girls!

 





If you are reading this article, are an entrepreneur and are starting out on a new project … You have our support! Contact us and let’s discuss things freely. J

0

Uncategorized

You can tell at a glance that Maria Xinxó is clearly a fantastic woman. Her cat-like gaze, her almost-platinum, curly hair (ok, straight today!). Her dress sense is ever-changeable yet impeccable. Her smile is always followed by laughter. She is undiluted expressiveness. A touchstone in journalism in Catalonia, she is a successful co-presenter, jointly with Albert Om, in the Rac1 programme, Islàndia, a ratings leader in its time slot. Maria is a follower of Mistinguett ever since she discovered it at the Sitges Film Festival and became an ambassador for our iconic bottle, La Plume.

Want to be imbued with her optimism? Read on!


What is your day to day like?


My day to day is quite chaotic (she laughs) in that it involves so many hours and it’s difficult to switch off when you do a programme like Islàndia, which looks for human stories and not those of celebrities or big names. So I start working at 11 am and don’t leave until the programme ends at 8.30 pm. Then we have a meeting with the team until 9 pm or more… so I’m working all day and even in my free time, weekends, while I’m sleeping… I’m still thinking of content for the programme.

Which means you adore your work…

Yes I do. If I didn’t… it would be impossible. People say it’s a vocation, and that’s what it is. I did the scientific baccalaureate and circumstantially ended up studying journalism. The truth is that, if you don’t like it, if you’re not enjoying yourself, it’s not worth it because you put so many hours into it. In my case it is certainly worth it because I like it so much.




How do you organize yourself?

With post-its, making lists… I walk around with lists all day to get myself organized, crossing off what I’ve done and jotting down ideas that pop into my head. If I have some free time, I make a lot of headway in one topic so as to have enough documentation for later. There is no other secret: making lists, crossing stuff off and “checking, checking, checking…”.





What inspires you?

I am inspired by the views we have here at Rac1. I think it’s wonderful to work with this light because it is life-enhancing, I even have the feeling of flying… of thinking freely.


And your passion?

Radio, communication, people, stories… sharing. I am very active on social media, particularly Instagram, and I believe the basis for this channel is exactly that: sharing. Sharing your day to day, things that sometimes look silly but which people like, and I love seeing what others are doing, the places they go… And in the end you learn so many things you didn’t know.

And laughter! I don’t remember a day I didn’t laugh. Even on the most dismal days, in tough moments, humour will always find a way out. It is a perfect relief valve.





Do you have any healthy habits?

I recently started going to the gym, which was a major pending issue with me… I had tried it several times but couldn’t sustain it, I would pay the fees and not go… Until I joined a gym that’s right next to my workplace and is perfect for me, because otherwise it would be impossible and the usual would happen. So the minute I’m out of here that’s where I go. I have a personal trainer who really motivates me to continue. He is very encouraging. I also go to group sessions with other people, which forces me to follow the pace of the others, and we’re back to the topic of sharing… The truth is that I feel so much better every time I work out. I hope I can make it last!

Over and above a style… We would like to know what it is that makes Maria Xinxó stand out?


I think the secret is that I do what I like. There are days when I really dress up and others when I like an informal look. Sometimes people are surprised: “Hey, what a rock chick!” or “You’re quite bold today, aren’t you?”. There are days when I’ll wear 6-inch heels and next day I’ll wear trainers, and I feel comfortable in both. The same with my hair, I don’t have a specific style: my hair is curly but today I wear it straight. I don’t like to be pigeonholed. I’ll wear whatever I feel like that day. That’s the fun of who I am. Nothing is premeditated.




Which has been your most Mistinguett experience?

Mistinguett for me is elegance. La Plume is exactly that, elegance. And my Mistinguett experience was the party at which La Plume was presented at the Sitges Film Festival. It was a lovely event, and very cutting-edge. There was such an interesting mix of styles. There was something modern, something elegant, also risky… I believe that all this is given and defined by Mistinguett.

You already know about the real Mistinguett, you know that we pay tribute to her and to all women who fight for their dream. Right now, who would be your reference, your Mistinguett?

I have no doubt at all. A few months ago I discovered a remarkable woman. Her name is Clara Peya, she is a composer and pianist. This girl, like the woman Mistinguett, is a total risk-taker. Her shows are unlike anything I’ve normally seen. She is very special, very feminist. In her work everything she says makes sense: the lyrics of her last album are very militant and in her show, which is at Sala Beckett right now, she was so compelling that she left me speechless. Clara has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and together with her sister, who is a dancer, they depict this reality in a truly lovely way, doing away with any stigma. There are so many taboos nowadays when speaking of mental illness. But she breaks every one of those taboos. This is why, for me, this woman is a reference in many aspects.


OUR #FANTASTICWOMEN TEST

A time of day for drinking cava.
I would say any time, but let’s say… mid-afternoon.

A colour.
Blue.

A film.
“Moulin Rouge”.

A song.
“Elephant Love Medley” from Moulin Rouge. It is a fabulous mix of songs.

A book.
The last one I’ve read, “L’art de portar gavardina (The Art of Wearing a Trench Coat)” by Sergi Pàmies, which really made an impact because there is so much truth in it.

Something indispensable in your handbag.
Lip salve. Ok, and my mobile! (she laughs out loud) The thing is, it’s never in my handbag, it’s always in my hand.

And for you, what is the correct thing?
For me the correct thing is to be happy. To smile. To have fun with what you do. And the incorrect thing as well.

 

0

Uncategorized

We resume our #fantasticwomen interviews with a clear example of this. Anna Cortina is 44 years old, lives and works in Barcelona and is a designer and entrepreneur. Yes, a full-blown entrepreneur, because she has grown a brand with a proper full name. Yes, her own full name, but her handbags have as much personality and magic as Anna herself. You could be wearing your usual basics, but with a handbag by Anna Cortina you would stand out for your elegance, colour and audacity. Anna enjoys prestige and has taken to the world of the greats like a duck to water. She has an infallible eye for the talent of others and takes a chance on them in her collections.

Anna and her team invited us into their showroom and made us feel completely at home. We spent a super pleasant afternoon, barely noticing that we were interviewing her. It was more like a conversation with a girlfriend. Anna is warmth and passion. She is light and colour. Enthusiasm and knowledge. Pure emotion and authenticity.

She loves being surprised. What about you? Would you like her to surprise you? She will delight you …





What is your day to day like? How do you organize yourself?

Like all women, I organize myself by trying to find time where there isn’t any! I try to set myself some attainable goals during my day-to-day and I’m fortunate to have a great team that helps me to achieve them, almost always successfully. I am lucky to have a fantastic partner in my husband, and between the two of us we make a great team. Depending on the day, we try to share out the family tasks and the care of our three children (Martina, 14, Camilo, 10 and Chloe, 8).






What inspires you?

Everything inspires me, from the loving kindness in a child’s smile to a colour, an experience at the opera, a play or a good film, wherever my imagination takes me when following the lines in a book…

And your passion?

I am passionate about art and fashion, two disciplines which I try to unite in my latest project. I am constantly looking for elements that may surprise me.






Do you have any healthy habits?

I go for a run every day from 6 to 7 am, at lunchtime I sneak out for a boxing session and in the afternoons, before returning home, I go for a strenuous spinning session… no, I’m joking!

I do try to practice some sport, although I wish I did more. I like Pilates and I go horse riding once a week. I try to walk each day as much as I can, which is something I never used to do and makes me feel great. I try to be more careful with what I eat and believe I’ve found a balance in this regard, because I’ve realized that eating well gives you more and better energy to withstand the fast daily pace. Doing a bit of exercise combined with eating properly is something I recommend to everyone.

We don’t want to pigeonhole you in any style, but… What would you highlight about yourself?

I don’t like labels and I don’t like to define myself too accurately. I like the freedom to be constantly evolving and making the most of the different suggestions I find along the way so that I can reinvent myself each time. I believe that nowadays there are so many alternatives that the most important thing is to feel happy in yourself and to be as authentic as possible, doing what your feelings tell you at any given time.






Which has been your most Mistinguett experience?

My most Mistinguett experience has been to go back to being an entrepreneur with this new project, where I’m committed to uniting two disciplines, fashion and art. I’m passionate about both. “Anna Cortina” is an engagement with crafts, with roots, with tradition, with enjoying things that are well made, with living in an authentic way. In a word, with the values of our time.

Who would be today’s Mistinguett for you? Who would be your most Mistinguett model?

For me, a Mistinguett woman would be someone who is both fragile and strong, sweet and determined, who is not afraid to show her true essence. A courageous woman who reinvents and gives the best of herself in any of the situations and challenges she encounters in her life, a real woman. I am lucky to be surrounded by several examples of Mistinguett woman, which is why I can’t give you just one, but rather their essence.





 



OUR #FANTASTICWOMEN TEST

A time of day for drinking cava.

In the morning.

A colour.

Black is one of my favourite colours to dress in, and a colour I love since I was small and which gives me strength and energy is yellow.

A film.

 “Hector and the Search for Happiness” by Peter Chelsom and “Life is Beautiful” by Roberto Benigni.

A song.

 “Qué bonito” (How Lovely) by Rosario Flores.

A book.

 “Many Lives, Many Masters” by Brian Weiss, a book that has great meaning in my life, and a book I absolutely recommend is “Tiempo de tormentas” (Time of Storms), by Boris Izaguirre.

Something indispensable in your handbag.

My mobile and water.

And for you, what is the correct thing?

For me, the right way to live is with authenticity, without masks. I believe it is important to be true to oneself and to recognize that we each of us have a talent and a passion that characterizes us. Our mission is to discover what makes us special.

 

0

080

I wouldn’t know how to describe everything we experienced last week at this winter edition of 080 Barcelona Fashion. Days filled with a lot of fashion, certainly, but also some fabulous people who enjoyed Mistinguett Sparkling both at our catwalk show and in the VIP lounge after every show.

 

I have to confess that before the event I wasn’t sure whether you would all fall for the Mistinguett attitude, but that’s the point! Taking risks and daring to do different things. Our catwalk show was crazy wonderful. People never stopped parading, taking photos, selfies, putting on makeup and, above all, a lot of laughter and bubbles. And by the way.. what a discovery! It looks like most of you were fans of Mistinguett Rosé. It all went!

 

Wednesday… was the day… Mistinguett Plume the queen of the catwalk! Oscar León presented his new collection, Plume Noir, inspired in our bottle, surrounded by feathers, in his own inimitable style, elegant and quoting phrases from our manifesto… We could not have felt more identified with the message.

 

La Plume, yes. Our iconic product. A tribute to Mistinguett, the most important French showgirl of all time. A ground-breaking woman whose legs were insured for more than 500,000 francs in the 1920s, who pioneered dancing among the public or using feathers in her shows.

 

An emotionally charged catwalk show, with a lot of female POWER, culminating in a sundowner that turned into a party with music by Nuria Scarp. We had the good fortune of meeting and sharing the Mistinguett attitude with journalists, bloggers, sommeliers and fashion enthusiasts such as Ruth Troyano, Meritxell Falgueras of Wines and the City and Gloria Vallès of Winestyle Travel.

 

In short, now all we have in our heads is the summer edition, being able to share more good times with the people we met and who are now devotees of the brand. We have so much to celebrate!

 

Until next time… which will be soon!

 

Kisses and lots of bubbles!

 

 

 

 

Hey, watch the video and you’ll see what a great time we had… Can you see yourself there? 😉

0

Uncategorized

On Sunday the 27th we enjoyed a fantastic evening at the 11th Catalan Film Academy Gaudí Awards. A night filled with stars, authorities and the in-crowd, with Mistinguett bubbles enlivening the welcome drinks and the post-gala party. Nominees, award-winners and guests thoroughly enjoyed the Brut mini-bottles and the fabulous rosé. Toast after toast to celebrate an exceptional function! Nobody wanted the evening to end…

This was also a very special edition given the high number of women winners, which signals a surge in female film talent (from Catalonia and beyond). I am very pleased that Lola Dueñas and Anna Castillo won the Gaudí award for best female actresses, lead and supporting respectively, but I am overjoyed that in other nominations, in which gender is not specified, the winners were some great women professionals such as Celia Rico for best screenplay, Rosa Ros for best photography, Mercè Paloma for best costume design, Bàrbara Farré for best short film and Elena Trapé for best feature film. Among other female award winners!

Later, at the after-party, I raised a toast with some great actresses such as Marisa Paredes and Itziar Castro, so exciting, my legs were shaking, I admire them so much! I also chanced upon the president of the Academy, Isona Passola, who was delighted with the presence of Mistinguett. She’s a veritable brand lover, she adores our cava!

It was a truly magical night… 🙂

I certainly won’t miss it next year. Hurrah for the Gaudí awards, hurrah for films in the Catalan language and, above all, long live female filmmakers!


0

Uncategorized

What a Christmas! This had to be one of the best Christmases ever.

Photo sessions thrown in with our very own Mistinguett, la Plume topping off the Christmas table, gifts and more gifts, cava, family, corks flying, laughter and bubbles…

Now coming back down to earth, feet firmly on the ground and a clear set of resolutions in mind for 2019!

This has to be the year of Mistinguett, our year, a year filled with challenges, excitement and projects I am so eager to undertake.

In a couple of weeks we’re off to a strong start! This year at the Gaudí Awards, I’m crazy thrilled at this opportunity! You can’t imagine the excitement of being present at this event. I’m longing to be there, to shout to the four winds who Mistinguett was, all about her feathers and our bubbles.

We then pack up and head for 080! Where Oscar León has more surprises in store for us…

Wow! I’m not sure I can wait! Ok, let’s get down to work! We’re running on and there’s still so much work to be done!

 

Have a great day! 🙂

0

PREVIOUS POSTSPage 1 of 2NO NEW POSTS