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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.
A small number of guests will be invited to share this exceptional experience, and for the first time ever, Bollinger will be opening the doors of its universe, with five places reserved for non-professional wine lovers.
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 for a finishing flourish and champagne-infused mint and cucumber yoghurt completes the luxury. It costs a whopping £750 ($1,220).
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 Festival. Celebrities in attendance included Inès de la Fressange and Rossy de Palma.
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 is hand forged from stainless Damascus steel in England and has solid sterling silver fittings and a shagreen grip.
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 of Moet and Chandon champagne will build and own a facility near the vineyard to produce the high-end sparkling wine, which is to be sold locally under the Chandon label, LVMH said.
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 be the official champagne provider at their wedding. They also specifically requested a non-vintage.
Three hundred guests will toast with the champagne bubbly right before the sit-down meal hosted by Prince Charles, the magazine reports.