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Champagne Louis Roederer Philippe di Meo

Champagne Louis Roederer X Philippe di Meo

Champagne Louis Roederer Philippe di Meo

Champagne Louis Roederer has teamed up with designer Philippe di Meo to create a limited edition Jeroboam design for its prestige cuvee Cristal 2002.

Strictly limited to just 400 units, each Jeroboam comprises a distinctive clear glass bottle encased in a lattice of 24-carat gold and took four days to create by two master goldsmiths.

Each bottle will be priced at $26,000, and the first chance to purchase one will be at the forthcoming Monaco Grand Prix.

PerrierJouet The Enchanting Tree

Perrier-Jouet unveils ‘The Enchanting Tree’

Perrier Jouet The Enchanting Tree

In celebration of the first days of Spring, Perrier-Jouët has revealed “The Enchanting Tree”, a champagne service created by Dutch artist and designer Tord Boontje.

Combining both aesthetics and practicality, The Enchanting Tree by PerrierJouët reinvents the gesture of champagne in which each participant plucks a flute from the tree.

Perrier Jouet champagne The Enchanting Tree

Wreathed in anemones this champagne service is made of suspended golden branches that can be used to hang the flutes, blossoming at the base of an ice bucket to preserve the champagne’s coolness.

Faithful to the Art Nouveau philosophy, The Enchanting Tree applies a contemporary approach to the materials used, while employing the craftsmanship that is so dear to the House: the metal branches are hand-worked, the leaves are individually soldered and the anemones lacquered in white.

PerrierJouet The Enchanting Tree

Tord Boontje made a special large scale version of his creation for the launch at the Saatchi Gallery in London, which will return to Epernay to be part of the house’s private collection of 200 original Art Nouveau pieces of Art.

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Champagne Sales Down for 2012

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Sales of champagne fell by 4.4% in volume terms last year, but increased exports helped compensate for sagging European consumption and kept revenue flat at 4.37 billion euros ($5.86 billion).

The slide in annual sales to 308.8 million bottles in 2012 was primarily due to the sharp 13.3 percent fall in European sales and a 8.8 percent fall in France in December, the Champagne Wine Professionals Committee (CIVC) said Tuesday.

Exports of the high-end French sparkling white wine rose by 3.2 percent however to reach a record high of 61 million bottles.

“More than ever champagne has an international value, and other countries represent an essential conduit to growth due to their strong consumption of prestigious vintages,” said CIVC spokesman.

Perrier-Jouet Claire Coles

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque by Claire Coles

Perrier-Jouet Claire Coles

Perrier-Jouët has unveiled the Perrier-Jouët Collection by Claire Coles, a series of limited editions and essential accessories created by the London textile designer.

Using fragments of vintage wallpapers, fabrics and scale, Coles produces layered botanical collages and creates bespoke handmade creations, transforming them into true works of arts.

Using Nature as a source of inspiration, the artist gave her own interpretation of Perrier-Jouët’s Art Nouveau philosophy with a Je ne sais quoi touch of haute-couture design, which was then applied to a limited number of bottles.

The Perrier-Jouët Collection by Claire Coles includes two limited editions of cocktail bags for the Grand Brut and Blason Rosé cuvees.

Made of a semi-rigid cooler bag, with a subtle satin effect finely decorated with the design, the cocktail bags are the essential accessory for taking a bottle of champagne with you and keeping it perfectly chilled for the party.

The collection also contains a new gift box for Grand Brut, and an exclusive Belle Epoque Deluxe case containing the legendary prestigious cuvee of the House and the two iconic anemone designed flutes.

Claire Coles

Dom Perignon Cooler Marc Newson

Dom Perignon ’Kyoto’ Cooler by Marc Newson

Dom Perignon Cooler Marc Newson

Dom Perignon have teamed up with renowned australian designer Marc Newson to create the ’Kyoto’ champagne cooler for Dom Perignon.

It was developed with the help of Japanese company, Seikado and is made up of a metal bodu which is perfect for cooling the champagne.

SEE ALSO: DOM PERIGNON X IRIS VAN HERPEN

Featuring a sleek minimalistic design, the champagne cooler is inspired by the armor of Japanese military nobles.

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Tips for buying Champagne

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Produced by some 5,000 vintners and renowned houses such as Perrier-Jouët or Piper-Heidsieck, Champagne is one of the culinary symbols of France.

Here are buying tips from Champagne expert Thibaut Le Mailloux, spokesperson for Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC) in France.
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David Lynch Designs Dom Perignon Bottle

Filmaker David Lynch has collaborated with Dom Perignon to create signature bottle and package designs for their Vintage 2003 and Rosé Vintage 2000.

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Its theatrical gift box is tied with silk ribbons at either end, which raise the curtain on the interior, filled with Lynchian chiaroscuro silhouettes.

SEE ALSO: DOM PERIGNON X IRIS VAN HERPEN

In a release, Dom Pérignon said the partnership with Lynch was natural because they have much in common, including “mystery, intensity, commitment, time, the constant reinvention of the self, and above all, absolute faith in the power of creation.”

Lynch is the second living artist, after photographer and Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld, to have worked directly alongside the Champagne house.

Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Florale Edition

Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Florale Edition

Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Florale Edition

Perrier-Jouët unveils “Belle Epoque Florale Edition by Makoto Azuma” in Japan, the first designed Limited Edition of Belle Epoque since Emile Gallé in 1902.

The launch, held in Tokyo last week, marked a historical event for the company and fortified its ties to one of the thirstiest markets in the world for luxury goods.
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Chandon American Summer Bottle

The Chandon American Summer champagne bottle

Chandon American Summer Bottle

To celebrate Chandon’s American Heritage, ButterflyCannon have created a limited edition summer bottle, inspired by the great “All-American Summer”.

The perfect accessory for summer, this special edition of Chandon Brut Classic sparkling wine is wrapped from head to toe in patriotic red, white and blue.
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Krug flanerie

Krug unveils the Flânerie champagne cooler

Krug flanerie

Krug has listened to Krug Lovers, who love to share and appreciate their favourite champagne in unexpected places, and has created the Krug Flânerie.

The House has played with the codes of luxury leatherwork to create this practical and ingenious “must have” article.

Bearing the Krug stamp, its adjustable shoulder strap gives the option of carrying it slung across the shoulder or held in the hand.
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Sotheby’s launches in-house champagne brand

sothebys champagne bottle

Sotheby’s has launched its own private-label champagne, the first from an auction house. A bottle costs $29.99 and a magnum $69.95.

The bubbly is being produced by sixth-generation French champagne house R & L Legras, which supplies many Michelin-starred restaurants such as Guy Savoy, La Tour d’Argent and Ledoyen.

The in-house brand will also be served at Sotheby’s events around the world including New York, London, and Hong Kong.
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Louis Roederer Cristal champagne

Saudi man splurges $136,000 on vintage bubbly

Louis Roederer Cristal champagne

A Saudi millionaire splurged $136,000 on a bottle of champagneat Dubai’s glitzy Cavalli club over the weekend, a UAE newspaper reported on Tuesday.

“The Saudi Arabian and his friends guzzled” a bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal in the early hours of Saturday morning, the 7DAYS newspaper said.

The vintage bottle was “one of just three believed to be available worldwide,” the paper added. The other two were for sale at nightclubs in New York and London.
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G.H Mumm Official Sponsor of the Formula 1

 

Champagne House G.H.MUMM has announced today the renewal of its international partnership with Formula owners Beta Prima Limited, as the Official Champagne of the Formula One Championship.

The Formula One Championship is one of the most widely watched sporting events in the world, with more than 2 billion television viewers over the course of the season.
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Champagne Bath

A Champagne Bath on Valentine’s Day

Champagne Bath

London’s Cadogan hotel has launched a new ‘Champagne bath menu’ in time for the most romantic day of the year.

All 120 bottles of Champagne that it takes to fill one of the hotel’s baths will be the task of one’s own personal butler assigned by the hotel.

The butlers will be sure to place some chocolate covered strawberries and a complimentary bottle of vintage Champagne within easy reach of the bath.
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