Moët Hennessy sales fall by a third

Decanter reports that Moët Hennessy Champagne sales were down 35 percent in the first three months of this year. The LVMH drinks arm owns many of the biggest brands in the category such as Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart, Mercier and Krug The company said revenues from its Champagne and still wine business fell … Continued

Champagne cork to be replaced by metal top

It is a sound associated with celebration around the world, but the pop of a traditional champagne cork could soon be replaced by the click of a metal cap if one leading producer’s experiment takes off. Duval-Leroy, one of the larger Champagne houses which produced more than 6 million of the 320 million bottles of … Continued

Veuve Clicquot illustrated by Florence Deygas

Known for creating the famous dog duo Caprino and Peperone, French artist, Florence Deygas has struck another amazing collaboration – this time with Veuve Clicquot champagne. “The current collaboration with Veuve Clicquot includes several illustrations using paintbrush techniques over more classic line drawing,” a rep from the champagne company explained. “These illustrations use Veuve Clicquot’s … Continued

Scarlett Johansson for Moet

Scarlett Johansson proved she is indeed a bubbly blonde in a new campaign for Moët & Chandon. The Hollywood actress looks her bombshell best in a series of smouldering images for the champagne house, who named her their first ever celebrity ambassador last month. In one provocative image she pops the cork off a bottle … Continued

New Record Set For Champagne At HK Auction

Last weekend at Acker Merrall & Condit’s first Hong Kong auction of 2009, a 1928 Krug set a new world record for the most expensive bottle of Champagne sold at auction. The 75cl bottle, from the Krug Collection range (the library collection of the renowned Reims Champagne house), fetched 164,560 Hong Kong dollars ($21,100 USD) … Continued

Moët & Chandon unveiled Scarlett Johansson as the first face of champagne

At fabulous “Tribute to Cinema” event, Moët & Chandon revealed its iconic muse before a Dazzling Array of International Who’s Who, including Thandie Newton, Joseph Fiennes and Melanie Laurent: the beautiful Scarlett Johansson. Moët is the very first champagne company to introduce a Hollywood celebrity ambassador as the face of the world’s most loved champagne.

Champagne Perrier-Jouet Uncorks the Oldest Champagne in the World

This weekend, 12 of the world’s top wine and champagne experts flew from all corners of the globe to the boutique Champagne House Perrier-Jouet for the chance to taste 20 historic vintages from the House’s own cellars, including the oldest champagne in the world: Perrier-Jouet Vintage 1825. Each sip would have been worth hundreds of … Continued

Veuve Clicquot : Dry Blizzard

The concept “Dry Blizzard” is a study of style and a new technical approach to an ice bucket for champagne Veuve Cliquot. Thomas Lemaire’s ‘Dry Blizzard’ champagne bucket utilizes dry ice and a fan to circulate cold air around the bottle; the double-walled glass design ensures hot hands don’t alter the temperature one iota.

Pinel & Pinel Krug Picnic Trunk

If you’re tired of lugging your caviar and Krug around in a run-of-the mill basket, this is the trunk for you. An exercise in indulgence wrapped in brown colthide leather, this nifty piece, made by Parisian trunk makers Pinel & Pinel, has 10 drawers filled with the necessary accoutrements for a gourmet picnic The front … Continued

City banker spent £43,000 on champagne

The Telegraph has a receipt for a bill at Maya, a club in London’s Soho area that shows a £43,067.50 bar bill from this week. The astonishing bar bill included two methuselah of Dom Perignon champagne at £9,000 each, and four jeroboam of Crystal champagne costing £4,500 each. A methuselah is eight times the normal … Continued

Champagne Ruinart “My Sweeter Half” Gift Set

Established in the year 1729, Champagne Ruinart, is acclaimed throughout the world as one of the oldest champagne houses. At the same time, it also shares a place among the most esteemed champagne houses of the world. In celebration of Valentine’s Day (a century ago, I know !), Ruinart, offer an indulgent and frolicsome special … Continued

Champagne Cattier lands on U.S. soil

Champagne Cattier is a brand new ultra luxury champagne that just hit US soil about three months ago. The champagne comes in these great cages that really set the tone for any high profile event, and at $600 a bottle, this is definitely a brand reserved for those in “the know”. Champagne Cattier’s variants are … Continued

Moët and Chandon to sponsor Oscars

Moet & Chandon has been doing a big push with the awards ceremonies lately. They had a red carpet presence at the Golden Globes and now they been designated the exclusive champagne of the 81st Annual Academy Awards. Moet & Chandon’s flagship champagne, Moet & Chandon White Star, will be showcased along with other qualities … Continued

Luxury wine coolers

La Fraicheur, an Amsterdam-based company, invented and sells these most expensive wine coolers. Perfect for special occasions or just anytime you feel like sipping your favorite wine, these chillers allow you to load in the ice cubes and keep your wine at the perfect temperature for up to 1.5 hours. Available in three different editions, … Continued

Spheric by Mumm

For the 2008 Holiday season, FX Balléry Design imagined 5 giant Murano glass bubbles to symbolize unique Christmas baubles. Inside each blown glass ball rests a G.H Mumm Champagne bottle. Created in five different patterns and colours, they aim to make each place where they are exposed exceptional, sophisticated and luxurious. Five declinations of Champagne … Continued

LVMH Buys Montaudon Champagne

Most people buy a few bottles of bubbly for Christmas; Bernard Arnault has bought himself another champagne brand ! The Moet Hennessy wines and spirits unit of LVMH, the world’s biggest luxury goods group, has bought the Montaudon champagne house for an undisclosed amount, LVMH said on Friday. The acquisition brings to eight, the number … Continued

Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Filigree Vase By Christofle

Perrier-Jouet presents the cuvee Belle Epoque 1998 in a magnum size, contained in a precious vase wrapped in silver lace, created by Christofle. Perrier-Jouet and Christofle first worked together in 1935, and joined forces again in 2008 to take up a new aesthetic challenge: producing a work of art that re-interprets Emile Gallé’s anemone, created … Continued

Moët & Chandon Offers Personalized Bottles

This December, Moet & Chandon will add some extra sparkle to the holidays with their exclusive champagne couture. Inspired by the success of last year’s Boutique Moet, which was opened in New York’s chic SoHo neighborhood for the month of December, Moet & Chandon has made this one-of-a-kind service available nationally for the first time … Continued

Champagne Krug “On My Own Terms”

Renowned French champagne house Krug, part of the LVMH luxury empire, is coming out with a new bespoke offering in time for the holidays. Called Krug ‘On My Own Terms’, the luxe case can be ordered with a personalized plaque in either metal, mirror, or saddle leather bearing the Champagne Krug coat of arms and … Continued