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
In celebration of Sex and the City to big screen, Moet & Chandon has created 4 champagne cocktails inspired by the film’s dazzling leading ladies.
Based on a 1979 Silver Shadow II this Rolls-Royce panel van was commissioned by Krug Champagne â€“ now part of the LVMH wine division – back in 1984. With the front two seats remaining the rear has been filled with a pair of refrigerators to keep your bubbly at the optimum temperature. Covered in special … Continued
Designer NoÃ© Duchaufour-Lawrance has created for champagne brand Perrier-JouÃ«t, the â€œFlower Tableâ€ which debuts this week at Milan Furniture Show. The designer was inspired by Belle Epoque forms and the famous anenomes that Emile GallÃ© created to decorate the bottle in 1902. The object is evocative of taste, elegance and style, and it is designed … Continued
Champagne brand Perrier-JouÃ«t has invited Rie Rasmussen, a fashion model, designer and artist, to become its new muse. In a campaign for the house’s CuvÃ©e Belle Epoque champagne dubbed “Beauty Is A Form Of Genius” (Oscar Wilde), Ms. Rasmussen’s face appears in the famous anemone which graces Perrier-JouÃ«t’s Ã‰mile GallÃ©-designed Art Nouveau bottle. The Danish … Continued
This mini bar from T.T. Trunks is unique in that it not only has room for champagne but also coffee, which makes it a little more versatile and a potentially great addition to a guest room.
Dom Perignon Wedding was inspired by the magnums of Dom PÃ©rignon Vintage 1961 which were poured at the 1981 wedding of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles. Each bottle was inscribed with the Royal’s names and the date of the most viewed wedding in history. SEE ALSO: DOM PERIGNON X IRIS VAN HERPEN Motivated by this … Continued
For the second year in a row, overall sales of bottles of champagne were down — by 9.1 percent in 2009, in comparison with 2008. The greatest loss came from exports outside the European Union, while exports to EU countries also fell, according to figures revealed by the Interprofessional Committee of Champagne Wine. In 2009 … Continued
Mariah Carey is launching her own champagne, weeks after giving a loopy five-minute acceptance speech at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Soon after her tipsy proclamations at the event, the star updated her Twitter account to announce her very own line of rose champagne, christened Angel! “Didn’t realize they put the champagne on the … Continued
This year, to celebrate the release of the CuvÃ©e Belle Epoque 2002, Perrier-JouÃ«t embarked on a creative collaboration with Japanese art photographer Makiko Takehara. She has interpreted 20 legendary Perrier-JouÃ«t vintages, from the oldest in Champagne, the PJ 1825, to the first of the new millennium. Makiko Takeharaâ€™s compositions provide a singularly artistic perspective of … Continued
Champagne brand Veuve Clicquot, has teamed up with designers Lâ€™Atelier LZC to create the Sakura Collection. (Sakurea is Japanese for Cherry Blossom). The Sakura RosÃ© Box is inspired by the ephemeral beauty of cherry blossom and the Japanese tradition for spring â€œSakuraâ€ partiesâ€”which entail celebrating the short but majestic flowering of cherry trees by picnicking … Continued
As popping corks announce the New Year, champagne lovers can expect some radical new trends in the art of savouring a tipple that for centuries has been associated with celebration. The true connoisseur should ditch the traditional long-stemmed flutes and the saucer-shaped coupes and instead start drinking the sparkling white wine from elongated, tulip-shaped glasses, … Continued
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its prestigious vintage cuvee, la Maison Ruinart commissioned dutch designer maarten baas to create art for the table.
To celebrate this holiday season, Moet & Chandon has unveiled a special limited edition Moet Celebration set, limited to just 500 units. The set comprises of eight individual Champagne flutes and a bottle of Moet Imperial Magnum. Each glass has imperial golden bubbles, marked individually with Swarovski crystal colors. The designer set was created in … Continued