What constitutes genuine sophistication? And as travellers, how can we seek it out and truly appreciate it? In these stories, we will discover how a lifelong dedication to the art of ballet continues to bring increasingly sophisticated performances to demanding audiences. We also learn why only a combination of tradition with innovation can create some of the most revered wines in Bordeaux. These stories illustrate that sophistication can be arrived at over time by gaining more experience and understanding.
A CULTIVATED TASTE
See how winemaker Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal combines eight generations of tradition with innovative techniques at Bordeaux’s Château Angélus estate. Her approach enables more people to experience and appreciate the complexity of Bordeaux wine.
A REFINED ART
Immerse yourself in Bordeaux’s dance scene through the eyes of Charles Jude, director of the Bordeaux ballet. Discover how ballet has evolved over time, and how dedication to one’s art can create something better.
A SENSORY EXPERIENCE
Follow gastronomic connoisseur Takanori Nakamura as he wanders through Singapore’s culinary scene, savoring the epicurean pleasures of fine dining and the authentic craft of traditional hawker food. Embark on a journey to some of the city’s Michelin-starred restaurants and discover how chasing excellence in every detail helped them achieve the highest levels of sophistication.
LIVE THE INTERCONTINENTAL LIFE
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