Lexus with Condé Nast International
Join Lexus and Condé Nast International on a global exploration of craftsmanship.
From wine making in China to reimagining Russian cuisine, this four-part documentary series follows four culinary experts and examines the meticulous craft that underpins their visions.
Much like the Lexus models in which they show us their world, each expert showcases the utmost attention to detail and a commitment to innovation.
Chapter 1: Defining Taste
Emma Gao is putting Chinese wine on the global map.
On the first day of the annual autumn wine harvest, Lexus and Vogue embarked on a roadtrip to northeastern China to meet the country’s breakthrough independent winemaker.
In the Lexus LC*, Gao drives through her family estate of Silver Heights in Ningxia Hui, where she grows the grapes for her now-famous wine that is challenging the status quo to compete with the world’s greatest estates.
Like the Lexus LC, Gao is forging a new path, surpassing all expectations to create a wine unlike any other that has come before - especially in China.
“The image of Chinese wine is mass produced, [it] is fast without much care,” Gao explains.
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Chapter 2: Preservation Through Reinvention
After working his way up through the ranks of Moscow’s restaurant scene, Mukhin is now head chef at the White Rabbit, a restaurant he says is “magical” for the way in which it delights diners with experimental dishes (think garlic-infused desserts and Russian bread made from birch bark), and its decorative Lewis Carroll-inspired interiors.
Hailing from a small town at the foothills of the Caucasus mountains, Mukhin says he was drawn to Moscow to make his own mark on Russian cuisine.
“I wanted to find a different style, I wanted to find my style,” he says.
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