It began with a journeyOur origins
What drives one to explore and discover?
Is it a taste for knowledge? Is it a search for the exceptional? Some go in search of themselves, others in search of an escape, but whatever the goal, the traveler’s state of mind often counts much more than the destination.
The quest for the polesAn achievement
Dr. Frederik Paulsen
The first man to reach all 8 poles
As he pulls his sleigh towards the North Pole, Dr. Frederik Paulsen does not yet know that his love of adventure and his quest for unknown lands will lead him to other extremes: the geographic poles, the magnetic poles to which all compasses point, the geomagnetic poles which are a stable counterpart, and the poles of inaccessibility which are located at the greatest distance from any land mass.
From one hemisphere to the other, he reaches the poles one by one and threads them together into a new record: he is the first man to reach all 8 poles of our planet. The businessman’s entourage of scientists, writers, and friends help him push his own limits.
A successful entrepreneurAnd a man of spirit
The birth of a project
At the head of his own publishing houses, this philanthropist shares his adventures with an array of people as he publishes the explorations of others from the seas, to the steppes, or the summits.
A business founded in 2004
Throughout his travels and expeditions, Dr. Frederik Paulsen’s impressions, discoveries, and memories have nourished his work. From this cocktail of Arctic ice and the atmosphere of literary bohemia, the memory of a shared vodka after a forced landing, and the emotion aroused by the discovery of Georgian wines, a project was born: an independent group. Built around his philosophy and based on his human values, this group would make wine and spirit lovers discover products from all over the world. Since 2004, Marussia Beverages is the fruit of all this.
The story continuesFather & Daughter
Eda Paulsen in the footsteps of her father
Following her father, Eda Paulsen is involved in the activities of Marussia Beverages and will represent the family trust in the long term. With her, Marussia Beverages will continue its explorations in order to share its discoveries with as many people as possible, always with a view to passing them on.
Our Committed Leaders
CEO of Marussia Beverages Holding AG
CEO of Marussia Beverages BV
Representing the family trust
Our dedicated team940 employees
940 employees serving excellence
With Dr. Frederik Paulsen at its head, Marussia Beverages is now composed of 940 passionate employees. Excellence begins with every Austrian winegrower responsible for the sparkling wine to which he gives life just as every sake brewer is responsible for the quality of the rice with which he upholds the reputation of the house from which he belongs.
Excellence continues with the barmen, wine merchants, retailers and sommeliers committed to maintaining this global heritage while translating the essence and subtleties of Marussia Beverages’ wines, sake and spirits to those whose lips meet them. In this way, each man and woman taking part in the cycle of wines and spirits carefully selected by the group’s experts around the world embodies the same state of mind and becomes the vector of our human values.
A unique PortfolioInspired by our travels
Wines and spirits are a matter of memory
Whether calling upon the memories of their taste buds to choosing a cherry liqueur during a blind tasting or olfactory memory to revisit an impression left by a Japanese whisky, it is from this backdrop that the experts at Marussia Beverages make their selection and thus compose a real invitation to travel.
Thanks to this expertise, connoisseurs from all over the world can discover the best Siberian vodka, appreciate Georgian wines of character, open bottles from preserved casks of Caribbean rums or share all the French savoir-faire of a Bas-Armagnac with their loved ones. Supported by 12 distribution companies and 40 importers throughout the world, Marussia Beverages guarantees rare and precious sensory moments to those who travel through taste.