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Australia corks its use of “champagne”

If you’re drinking bubbly in Australia that was bottled before September 1, there’s no telling where it actually came from. But as of Thursday, any bubbly produced in that country can no longer label itself as champagne but will have to be called sparkling wine. It’s part of a trade agreement that was signed between … Continued

Moët & Chandon Celebrate the US OPEN

Moet & Chandon will be the official champagne of the US Open, the largest sporting competition in the world. The sponsorship includes an on-site suite at the US Open, which is held in the Queens borough of New York. The Moët & Chandon luxury suite will not only serve as a celebration station for attending … Continued

Moët Rosé x Mosley Tribes Sunglasses

Mosley Tribes and Moët & Chandon recently partnered to create limited edition “Rosé” sunglasses in celebration of a private four-city celebrity hosted penthouse tour called The Rosé Lounge. Select guests of the Rosé Lounge will receive the limited edition “Rosé” Mosley Tribes sunglasses and experience an evening with local tastemakers and media that bring the … Continued

The Ruinart Interpretation Giftbox

For a fun new way to entertain guests after dinner why not try a new interactive wine tasting activity with The Ruinart Interpretation Giftbox? The Giftbox explores the aromatic bouquet of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, revealing the eight contributing aromas of the signature cuvée to offer a unique tasting experience. This set brings to life … Continued

Champagne named after Marilyn Monroe

A Norwegian beverage company has bottled the legend of Marilyn Monroe in an effervescent bubbly to be served in a curvy, voluptuous champagne flute in her honor. Champagne Marilyn Monroe Premier Cru Brut debuts at Vinexpo this week, where 50,000 attendees from 47 countries are expected to converge. The bottle of sparkling bubbly was created … Continued

LVMH plans behind-the-scenes days this fall

Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy has announced open days at their European artisan workshops, ateliers, and vineyards for two days in October. WWD reports that on the 15th and 16th of the month, the public will be able to experience what happens behind the doors of the luxury conglomerate’s brands that include fashion houses Louis Vuitton, … Continued

“Life can be perfect ” by Champagne Bollinger

For half a century, Bollinger has been paying tribute to the best that the Champagne region has to offer, by crafting its iconic cuvée, Bollinger R.D. On 8th July 2011, the House of Bollinger will host a unique tasting at a top secret venue in Paris, to celebrate the vintages that produced this prestigious cuvée. … Continued

World’s most expensive Kebab

Chef Andy Bates has created the most expensive kebab in the world to mark the launch of The Great Food Truck Race TV show. The dish has moved on from being a humble doner to include saffron-infused flat bread, milk-fed lamb from the Pyrenees and even edible gold. The “King of Kebabs” uses gold leaf … Continued

Jean Paul Gaultier x Piper Heidsieck Champagne

Piper-Heidsieck collaborated with Jean Paul Gaultier to create a new design for its Champagne Cuvée Brut bottle. Gaultier had already created a bottle in a red corset in 1999. The new one features Latex and fishnets, inspired by the can-can. The unveiling took place at a VIP dinner on May 13 at the Cannes Film … Continued

World’s most expensive Champagne sabre

Henry Tuke has launched their new Champagne sabre in the breathtaking gardens at the historic cellars of Champagne house Canard-Duchêne in Ludes, France. Guests at the event witnessed the founder of Henry Tuke, Tom Tuke-Hastings smash the World Record, by sabering 35 bottles of Canard-Duchêne’s Cuvée Léonie in one minute. The Henry Tuke Champagne Sabre … Continued

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