Distinguished Hosts

Baron Eric de Rothschild

Baron Eric de Rothschild

Baron Eric de Rothschild is Managing Partner of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite). He is also Chairman, Partner and Director of various entities of the Rothschild Bank and Chairman of the Rothschild Foundations and the Shoah Memorial. In 2008, Baron Eric started one of his most ambitious project: Domaine de Long Dai, a vineyard planted from scratch in the Penglai Peninsula, in the province of Shandong, China.

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Bill Plante

Bill Plante was a CBS News Correspondent for 52 years prior to his retirement following the 2016 election. He covered the White House for CBS News during the administrations of Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. From 1989-92, he was State Department correspondent. Plante also served as anchor of the CBS Sunday Night News (June 1988-August 1995).

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Jamie Ritchie

Jamie joined Sotheby’s in London in 1990 and has been responsible for opening Sotheby’s wine auctions in New York in 1994 and Hong Kong in 2009 and France in 2021. He launched Sotheby’s Wine, a retail store and online wine business, in New York in 2010 and Hong Kong in 2014. Jamie is one of the world’s leading wine auctioneers, selling many lots for world record prices. He frequently travels to taste wines, donate his services to benefit auctions and lead tastings around the world.

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Monique Acosta House

“I thought I was invincible.” At just the age of 22, Monique Acosta House was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Ms. House is a mother, heart survivor, patient advocate, Women Heart Champion, American Heart Association Go Red for Woman Real Woman, professional project manager and is our Stand Up For Your Heart Speaker.

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