Edme Baugier, a historian and parliamentary advisor writes, “Memoires Historiques de la Province de Champagne, Volume I & II,” detailing the history of Champagne in France. As an Officer of Napoleon’s Grand Armée Nicolas Marin, a Baugier ancestor, begins buying wine for his troops as he moves across Europe. By the end of the Napoleonic Wars, with his newly acquired wine contacts and knowledge, Marin begins the family’s négociant business. Jacques Baugier, Patrick Baugier de Chevestre’s father, vineyard owner and négociant, also heads the largest winegrower organization in St. Emilion, overseeing 2,500 acres, a quarter of the appellation. Patrick Baugier founds Metrowine Distribution Inc., positioned as a top global purveyor of fine wine, the company acts as a wholesaler of the premier classified growths from the world’s most important chateaux and wineries.
Patrick Baugier founds Capital Millesime in Bordeaux, France. In the essential tradition of the great Bordeaux houses, Capitial Millesime is a négociant-eleveur specializing in Grands Crus Classes. It is one of the primary buyers of Bordeaux futures and distinguishes itself from other négociants by buying and storing the wines rather than passing them through without gaining possession. CM’s extensive storage facility includes a state of the art temperature controlled warehouse and ensures that all products ship in climate controlled vehicles.