Mastering the art of rosé wines
For this memorable vintage we established a special collaboration with internationally awarded “vinpressionist” Hubrecht Duijker. With a 118 wine books on his name, and 3 million copies sold worldwide, he has written more books about wine than anyone else in the world.
Next to that, he's a passionate painter, whose colourful impressions are widely praised. We are proud to showcase his work on our first edition of the CAMPARNAUD Art Collection.
“I have been playing the game of pétanque, or ‘jeu de boules’, as we often call it in Holland, for several decennia.
Inspired by images of petanque players on village squares in the south of France, I decided to create a homage to this timeless, relaxing sport.
History of the game
Boules games have a very long history, dating back through the Middle Ages to ancient Rome, and before that even to ancient Greece and Egypt.
In France in the second half of the 19th century a form of boules known as jeu provençal was an extremely popular game. In this form of the game players rolled their boules or ran three steps before throwing a boule. Pétanque originally developed as an offshoot or variant of jeu provençal in 1910 in the town of La Ciotat, in Provence, France.
Behind this is the story of Jules Lenoir, a former jeu provençal player that was suffering from rheumatism in such a severe way that he could no longer run before throwing the boule. In fact, he could barely stand. A good friend named Ernest Pitiot was a local café owner. In order to accommodate his friend, Pitiot developed a variant form of the game in which the length of the pitch or field was reduced by roughly half, and the player, instead of running to throw a boule, stood, stationary, in a circle.
They called the game pieds tanquéa, "feet planted" (on the ground), a name that eventually evolved into the game's current name of pétanque.