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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
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 Â° … Continued
Perrier-JouÃ«t, 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-JouÃ«t demonstrates its taste for artistic creation, in an aesthetic approach that exalts the brand’s art de vivre … Continued
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 â‚¬ ($1,050).
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
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
A two-century-old bottle of champagne found in a shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic tastes great but is not from the house of Veuve-Clicquot. Last month Swedish divers working off Finland found 30 bottles perfectly preserved at a depth of 55 metres (180 feet), perhaps part of a consignment sent by France’s King Louis … Continued
In what could be called as a lavish fight, a pair of rival billionaires set a new world record at a French nightclub to see who could order the most champagne. Zhen Low – the younger brother of big-spending Malaysian billionaire Jho Low – squared off against Winston Fisher of the prominent New York real-estate … Continued
Divers have found bottles of champagne some 230 years old on the bottom of the Baltic which a wine expert described Saturday as tasting “fabulous”. Thought to be premium brand Veuve Clicquot, the 30 bottles discovered perfectly preserved at a depth of 55 metres (180 feet) could have been in a consignment sent by France’s … Continued
Dom PÃ©rignon is paying tribute to the founder of Pop Art, Andy Warhol. Inspired by Warhol’s unconventional talent when using icons to represent shapes and fun colors, Dom PÃ©rignon has reinterpreted his legendary first bottle with a stunning Limited Edition. The result is a unique collection of six unique bottles inspired by the famous artistâ€™s … Continued
Once again, Veuve Clicquot trusts Denis Boudard of QSLD Paris, to create its new giftbox: The Veuve Clicquot Fridge. Ten years ago, Veuve Clicquot was revolutionizing the champagne consumption with its Clicquot Icebox. This box allowed savoring oneâ€™s favorite vintage at the ideal temperature. From then on, Veuve Clicquot chose to rethink every year its … Continued
Champagne tastemakers Moet & Chandon have unveiled their first and only vintage of ice champagne, Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial.
US champagne sales are bubbling, with strong gains in the first two months of the year, according to the trade group for the producers. The US Champagne Bureau, part of the CIVC trade group, said January 2010 shipments rose 22.5 percent and February’s surged 95 percent year-over-year. “Almost two million bottles were shipped to the … Continued