Moet Hennessy to make bubbly in China

Moet Hennessy, the wine and spirits arm of LVMH luxury group, said Thursday it was planting its first vineyard in China to produce a premium sparkling wine. The 66-hectare (163-acre) vineyard will be planted as a joint venture with the publicly-owned agricultural development firm of the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in northwestern China. The maker … Continued

Pol Roger Champagne selected for royal wedding

When guests clink glasses in honor of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s nuptials on Friday, they’ll be sipping on Pol Roger bubbly, a champagne maker with a long history of serving British aristocracy. According to UK wine magazine Decanter, they have it “on the highest authority” that the couple has chosen the family-owned winery to … Continued

World’s Oldest Champagne to be Auctioned

Two bottles of 200-year old champagne recently salvaged from a Baltic Sea shipwreck will be auctioned off in June. Finland’s autonomous province of Aaland “has decided that two bottles will be sold at an exclusive champagne auction held in (the capital) Mariehamn on June 3, 2011″. One of the auctioned bottles will be from the … Continued

Clicq’Up by Veuve Clicquot

This year at the Salone del Mobile, Veuve Clicquot will debut “Clicq’Up”, an origami inspired design object by Belgian designer Mathias van de Walle. Clicq’Up is the first foldable Champagne bucket and is based on a concept of origami on ice, marrying form and function to create a contemporary, reusable design object that can be … Continued

Perrier-Jouët Celebrates its 200th Anniversary

March 21st, the first day of spring, saw Champagne House Perrier-Jouët celebrate its bicentenary in Paris with the unveiling of Bi-Centenaire—the very first Living Legacy champagne designed to be passed on to future generations. Just 200 guests from 10 countries attended the private launch, set in the stunning glass courtyard of the iconic Ecole des … Continued

Champagne exports up nearly 20 percent

French exports of Champagne shot up 19.5 percent in 2010 after two years of sagging sales abroad due to the global economic crisis. Britain remained the top importer of genuine bubbly, buying 35.5 million of the 134.5 million bottles shipped outside France. Sales in Champagne’s number two overseas market, the United States, jumped nearly 35 … Continued

Moët & Chandon – Rosé Impérial Graffiti Gift Set

Moët & Chandon’s Message On A Bottle gift set is perfect for Valentine’s Day or to celebrate special occasions. This premium champagne set comes with two flutes, a rosé Impérial bottle with special-edition rose pink sleeve and a gold marker to personalise your present with a message – all beautifully displayed in an elegant, rose-tinted … Continued

World’s oldest Heidsieck bottles found in shipwreck

Champagne experts have discovered what are believed to be the oldest existing bottles of Heidsieck champagne, salvaged from a shipwreck in the waters south of Aaland, a Finnish-controlled archipelago of 6,500 islands in the Baltic sea. Divers stumbled across a cargo of around 150 champagne bottles last July in a two-masted schooner which had run … Continued

Scarlett Johansson, Moët & Chandon 2011 Campaign

Moet & Chandon Champagne has unveiled their new campaign featuring Scarlett Johansson, who has been the brand’s celebrity ambassador since March 2009. For the 2011 Moët & Chandon Ad Campaign, British photographer Tim Walker photographed Johansson at Trianon in Epernay, North East of Paris last Fall. Wearing a strapless pearl blue/grey dress, Scarlett is surrounded … Continued

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque By Christofle

Christofle have created a silver-plated filigree vase to encase magnum of the signature anemone bottle, Perrier-Jouët’s prestige cuvee, the Belle Epoque 1998. Limited to an edition of 150 pieces, only 5 of which are available in the UK, each one is hand-worked and a beautiful, contemporary interpretation of Galle’s original floral creation, showing off the … Continued

Bubbles key to New Year’s champagne: study

French researchers have found scientific evidence for what many champagne tipplers have long known — that the bubbles are the key to a good bubbly. The scientists found that the tiny bubbles “are the essence of fine champagnes and sparkling wines” and play a central role in the transfer of taste, aroma and texture, according … Continued

Beverly Hills Cigar Club champagne and cigar pairings

With New Year’s just around the corner, The Beverly Hills Cigar Club has compiled its Top 5 Champagne and Cigar Pairings: ideal combinations for ringing in 2011. BHCC’s pairings were formed by compiling a list of the highest rated champagnes, then selecting a top rated cigar that would complement the beverage. Selections for both ranged … Continued

World’s oldest champagne uncorked

Wine experts Wednesday popped the corks of two bottles of champagne recently salvaged from the bottom of the Baltic Sea. They had lain in a sunken ship for nearly 200 years, 50 meters below the surface in the waters south of Aaland, a Finnish-controlled archipelago of 6,500 islands. On stage, they eased the fragile corks … Continued

The Sabre G.H. Mumm by Patrick Jouin

This year once again, the House of G.H. Mumm presents a limited edition work: the Sabre G.H. Mumm by Patrick Jouin. Patrick Jouin wrapped a stainless steel champagne sword with a beautiful red leather handle resembling Mumm’s signature Cordon Rouge. A unique item that combines the sensuality of a red leather handle with the resistance … Continued

Ruinart Golden Thread Wine Stopper

Ruinart has launched “Collection Prestige” and made their Blanc de Blanc champagne a collectors item by having Milan-based artist Patricia Urquiola create a Fil d’Or or Golden Thread bottle stopper.

Moet & Chandon Bar Boy

The Bar Boy was originally created in 1963 by Verner Panton and was considered as a symbol of the 60s. The new version, specially edited for Moet & Chandon, has black lacquered coating and leather interior. The lower compartment, which contains three bottles of Grand Vintage Moet & Chandon, cools a bottle to 10 ° … Continued

Perrier-Jouët: The Dandy Ball by Kareem Iliya

Perrier-Jouët, the iconic French champagne brand is paying homage to its Belle Epoque cuvee with a new creative collaboration. For the occasion, the House presents its latest artistic collaboration with the American artist Kareem Iliya. Once again, Perrier-Jouët demonstrates its taste for artistic creation, in an aesthetic approach that exalts the brand’s art de vivre … Continued

Moet & Chandon Golden Jeroboam

The Jeroboam Champagne, dressed in gold by Arthus Bertrand, has been presented for Christmas 2010, by Moet & Chandon. There are only 1743 bottles (the year it was founded) of the select Moet & Chandon Golden Jeroboam available for purchase at 800 € ($1,050).

Veuve Clicquot launches QR Code campaign

Veuve Clicquot is giving champagne lovers something new to do with their phones with the launch of the Veuve Clicquot QR Code in Hong Kong. A quick refresher on QR codes for the uninitiated. QR codes are a very useful tool for pointing people to more information about your product. You take a photo of … Continued

What is the best way to pour champagne?

French researchers have figured out how to keep your champagne robust with bubbles according to a new study published in the August 11 print edition of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Gerard Liger-Belair, a professor and author of Uncorked: the Science of Champagne, led the study with a team of scientists and found … Continued