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Finest French champagne: Interview with Perrier-Jouët’s Chef-de-Cave, Herve Deschamps

Chef de Cave: Herve Deschamps

No celebration is complete without a glass of bubbly in hand to toast to the occasion and champagne house Perrier-Jouët knows how to serve up a delectable glass like no one else. With its chief wine-maker, Herve Deschamps, as the man in charge, each bottle serves only the finest that the Maison has to offer. We spend some time with the man who has over 20 years of experience in his field to learn more about the brand, his role and what makes Perrier-Jouët the perfect pairing for any occasion.

Tell us about the origins of the Perrier-Jouët Maison.

Ever since its foundation, Maison Perrier-Jouët’s history has been like a myth; and this fabulous tale started in 1811. That year, Pierre-Nicolas Perrier and Rose Adélaïde Jouët got married and founded their Champagne House. Inspired by a constant quest for perfection and a passion for nature, and recognized thanks to the unique character of its wines, Perrier-Jouët has turned the champagne tradition into a homage to art: doubtlessly because it has never stopped in its attempt to add beauty to everyday life.

You are one of the most iconic Chef-de-Cave in Champagne. What brought you to Perrier-Jouët?

Born in 1956 into a family from the Champagne region, I studied agriculture and oenology at Dijon, going on to earn degrees in both agronomy and oenology. I completed my studies with work on nutrition and food sciences, before joining Perrier-Jouët in 1983 as oenologist in charge of the fermentation process and the cellar ageing of wines. I was soon appointed as assistant to Cellars Master André Baveret, the guardian of the Perrier-Jouët House style for almost 30 years. During that time, I learned much about the art of blending the various Champagne wines while retaining the hallmark charm and elegance of Perrier-Jouët’s cuvées.

As a guarantor of Perrier-Jouët’s know-how, I have been awarded Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in February 2016.

Perrier-Jouët is a House where we take care of tradition and love for beautiful wine. The continuity of more than three decades in the style of the cuvee where finesse and elegance are essential made me become a Champagne cellar master associated to an iconic house.

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Autumn 2005

Perrier Jouët Belle Epoque

What distinguishes Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque from the rest of the Perrier-Jouët range ?

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque is different from the other cuvees because of its blending, where it is more focused on Chardonnay, the grape with white flowers and citrus fruit aromas. It is the finest and most delicate of grapes used to create Champagne.

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque is always a vintage : it is only produced during the years where the balance between alcohol and acidity is perfect and that the ageing potential is outstanding, because this cuvee stays at least 6 years in our cellars.

Perrier-Jouët is famous for its Art Nouveau styled bottles. Tell us more about the close association between Perrier-Jouët and the art world that started in the 1920s ?

Creation is the DNA and the heritage of the House since its creation by Rose Adelaide Jouët and Nicolas Perrier in 1811.

In 1902, Perrier-Jouët started its first notable artistic collaboration, with the Master of Art Nouveau, Emile Galle. He designed for the House the iconic Japanese anemone flower, which can be found still today on every bottle of Belle Epoque cuvee.

Since then, the Art Nouveau is the key of all the artistic collaborations, by the way it is being expressed (lines, curves and inspired by nature), and by the philosophy of the artistic move that puts beauty at the center of daily life.

As a prominent patron of the arts our relationship with the world of creativity centers on three areas:

– Design Miami, which Perrier-Jouët has been working with as exclusive partner since 2012. The House provides young studios with a global platform to support their creative work and give a new vision of the art nouveau philosophy.

– There are special collaborations with artists for limited editions. Perrier-Jouët works with many artists to showcase our limited editions such as Mischer’Traxler. We also worked with Daniel Arsham for the Bicentennial champagne box set or with Tord Boontje for service rituals such as the Enchanting Tree. Lastly the House has been working with Ritsue Mishima, a Japanese artist, to offer a limited edition of Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs.

Is Perrier-Jouët opening its door to visitors ? What can be visited ?       

Perrier-Jouët is not opened to the public. However it offers a virtual tour of its cellars by using the most advanced virtual tour technologies. This allows a glimpse of a history of loyalty to Champagne tradition and strong relationships with the world of art.

Perrier Jouët’s vineyards

How unique is the Cellar or “Cave” at Perrier-Jouët ? We have been told the visit is a fantastic experience.

Perrier-Jouët cellars are very unique. Thanks to the virtual tour, you will enter the secret cellars of Perrier-Jouët in Epernay, and follows the main stages of how champagne is made, from tending the vines to maturing in the cellars, not withstanding the art of blending. This interactive tour will also take the visitor to the “Eden”, the cellar reserved for the oldest vintages, the area dedicated to the By & For Cuvée, the vault dedicated to the bicentenary of the House since 2011, as well as “Lost Time”, an installation as poetic as it is dramatic by studio Glithero.

Perrier-Jouët and the Asian consumers, a fast growing love story ?

Perrier-Jouët has a very strong link with Asia and in particular Japan for a very long time. The obvious representation of this link is the emblem of the House : the floral arabesque made of white anemones from Japan.

This flower was chosen by Emile Galle in 1902, one of the pioneers of the Art Nouveau move, to design several magnums. Emile Galle, who was a botanist and passionate about nature, chose from among the 3000 species of plants and flowers of the world the white anemone of Japan. This design created more than 100 years ago by Emile Galle still appears on all the Belle Epoque cuvees today. Asia , today, represents a key market to leverage the growth of the brand.

Your best memory of your years at Perrier-Jouët ?”

My best memory is the celebrations of the bicentenary of Perrier-Jouët and the tasting I had the pleasure to share with a few champagne expert journalists. The vertical tasting took us back in time with some exceptional cuvees. We tasted the 1825 vintage, the oldest vintage we have in our cellars.

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Autumn 2005

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Edition Automne 2005

You can never say no to a glass of champagne by Perrier Jouet, especially when it is the limited edition Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Edition Automne 2005. Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of this vintage before because the exclusive cuvée was just recently unveiled, just in time to usher in the season of fall that also serves as the inspiration behind the champagne.

This is hardly the first time that the brand has used nature as an inspiration, which is unsurprising given that champagne is, you know, a product of nature. The new cuvée, which we’ve been teasing since the SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS previews, is a follow up to the Belle Epoque Edition 2007 that was released for spring.

The man behind the champagne, Chef de Caves of Perrier-Jouët, Hervé Deschamps was so mesmerized by fall that he crafted a creation that reflects the season’s shades perfectly. It also happens that autumn 2005 played a vital role in the final flavor of the Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Edition Automne 2005. The pink tone of the champagne is something that captures your attention in an instant but when you experience it, the sharp bite of the after-taste might just be the most memorable element.

“The richness of the 2005 vintage inspired me to create this cuvée in tribute to autumn’s allure and vitality as a way of savoring the beauty of an ephemeral season” said Hervé Deschamps. Blending Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier the champagne offers notes of various berries, orange, sour cherry, spice and cream on the nose.

Reflecting the season that has inspired the special cuvée, Perrier-Jouët presents the champagne in a bottle that features a swirl of pink anemones. Designed by Emile Gallé in 1902, the flowers featured on the bottle are a link to the brand’s love of Japan. The result of this affection for Japanese autumn, is the presentation of “A Haiku for Every Season” by Perrier-Jouët.

Visit us and Perrier-Jouët at the SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS from today to Sunday for your own taste of the Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Edition Automne 2005.

SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS: Palace Celebrates 5 Years

SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS: Palace Celebrates 5 Years

At the upcoming SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS, guests can look forward to several lifestyle options that are sure to be a treat for the whole family. Come sundown the Raffles Marina will host several parties such as the Palace 5th Anniversary soirée.

The party will start from 5pm on October 21, with a walk-through of the property showcases in the ballroom. From 6pm, there will be complimentary wines from Epicurio exclusively for guests at the party. Held at the Veranda, which will also be hosting the VIP Epicurio Lounge, guests will also be treated to a free glass of champagne from Perrier Jouët.

Celebrating the milestone achievement for one of the many publications under Heart Media and Lux Inc Media, this is an opportunity for readers to meet the team behind the stories. With a circulation of 38,000, Palace is a leader among the region’s property magazines and features luxury real estate from around the world. Palace, the quarterly magazine, is the go to source of information for serious buyers.

For more information, visit SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS website or Facebook page

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SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS: Luxury Experience Defined

SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS has been making waves lately, with the anticipation building for the inaugural luxury lifestyle event, from October 20-23, 2016. Ahead of the actual show, the organizers gave the media and partners a glimpse of what the show will actually be like.

You can read all about what’s coming up at SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS but nothing beats experiencing, which is what happened at the press conference for the event. Normally, we don’t discuss press events in depth but this one deserves special treatment. Ok, given our relationship to the event, you would expect us to trumpet it but this preview is worth it.singaporerendezvous_rafflesmarina_14092016wed_mg_1049

First of all, the entire press event took place aboard the Royal Albatross, the fine tall ship that will be making the SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS its port of call. The sailing yacht went out to sea for the duration of the preview, giving everyone the chance to sit back and absorb the activities, just as if they were visiting the main event itself.

Actually, we have to back up just a little here because on this occasion, media and partners were ferried to Raffles Marina by SGMaxi.cab. This was a fun and hassle-free way to begin the day and it set just the right tone. Ok, back aboard the Royal Albatross then!

Perrier-Jouët presented its plans for SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS  – well just enough to tease the special vintage the brand is showcasing there – and served its Belle Époque Autumn 2005 vintage to get everyone into the swing of things.

Wine technology start-up Epicurio followed up with a presentation of a tasting of red and white wines, which was a preview of the Epicurio Wine Fair taking place at SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS. Once this was done, everyone was well and truly ready to kick back and enjoy the sailing experience.

Épicurio founder Clément Hochart

Épicurio founder Clément Hochart hosting a wine tasting on board the Royal Albatross

In a clever twist, the entertainment kicked off with a surprise performance by a singer from Opera Dinner by SingExperience. When she began singing, you could tell that most people thought the sound system on the ship was just really impressive! Opera Dinner by SingExperience will of course be repeating this wonderful performance at SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS.

Less spontaneous but no less impressive was a dance performance organized by PlanitSwiss – right on the main deck of the yacht – and a few musical numbers from the energetic Band on the Run. Band on the Run will be part of the official entertainment during SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS of course and there are various dance performances slated too.singaporerendezvous_rafflesmarina_14092016wed_mg_1259

Finally, when the Royal Albatross pulled into Raffles Marina in the evening, nobody wanted to leave! Happily, the good folks at SGMaxi.cab were on hand to make the return to reality as painless as possible.

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SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS: Perrier-Jouët Pours The Bubbly

Armed with a glass of bubbly, Perrier-Jouët no less, the SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS will be one enjoyable event we can all look forward to. As the official champagne of the inaugural event, the brand is set to have their own lounge that will serve up not only a special cuvee but also demonstrations.

The 105-year-old champagne brand is the perfect match for a luxury lifestyle event. Guests to Raffles Marina in October will be treated to an experiential lounge by Perrier-Jouët that will give privileged visitors a chance to learn more about the brand’s illustrious heritage. The Perrier-Jouët Lounge will host creative demonstrations and displays as an all-new category of champagne is served.perrier-jouet-belle-epoque-2006_high-res

While we are unable to divulge too much information at this point about the new bottle — all the more reason for you to come down and try it yourself — we can provide a few hints as to what you can look forward to. The time-limited cuvee will see an all-new category of champagne make its debut at SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS. The new bottle is said to embody the innovation and craftsmanship that rests at the core of all Perrier-Jouët champagnes.

Another highlight of Perrier-Jouët‘s partnership with SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS is the Art Wall that will not only raise money but merge creativity and beauty. With the purchase of each Perrier-Jouët bottle, guests can extract a limited edition Perrier-Jouët “anemone” that will come to be part of an art piece. For each tag affixed onto the art wall, S$2 will be contributed to the Perrier-Jouët Artisan fund that supports local artists.

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SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS: Lifestyle Lineup

This is the list that keeps giving. SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS is excited to announce an updated list of partners now joining the lineup. You should definitely be reserving October 20 to 23 for what is slated to be a three-day luxury lifestyle experience.

We have teased you with a few highlights that you simply have to catch at the SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS, over the past few weeks. Now, the organizers welcome Lamborghini, Perrier-Jouët, Leica, The Lifecycle Concepts, Épicurio, Band on the Run and Jetcoin. Supercars will steal the limelight at the Raffles Marina with Lamborghini roaring into the picture as guests sample the latest Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque Autumn 2005 vintage as well as the Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé vintage from the Perrier-Jouët Lounge.

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Perrier-Jouët

Proving that there is something for everyone, Leica will be offering guests a chance to pick up a few professional secrets in the art of photography. The Lifestyle Concepts will be delivering a taste of “The Coastal Lifestyle” with a Vespa display, vintage cars, a sunset bar and live acoustic music. For those looking to expand their collection of wines, Épicurio, The Wine & Spirits Social Marketplace, will allow guests to sample and purchase unique wines.singaporerendezvous_rafflesmarina_14092016wed_mg_1219

For entertainment, SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS will not only be bringing in an array of yachts and other vessels but also performances from Band on the Run, stilt walkers, caricatures and more. Jetcoin is the final new entry thus far for the event and will host an exclusive JetLounge day and night party that will have HED KANDI in Singapore for the first time.

Of course, SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS also aims to give back to society with a little help from Playeum. The official charity partner will give guests under the age of 12 lots of fun with a range of creative workshops. Playeum aims to focus on aiding children’s development and hopes that their presence at SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS will raise awareness and support for their cause.

This story is also available in Bahasa Indonesia. Read it here: SINGAPORE RENDEZVOUS: Rangkaian Gaya Hidup

Small Discoveries: Perrier-Jouët Belle-Époque 2007

Nothing is so beautiful as spring,” the English poet and Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote as an opening line to his poem, Spring. Indeed, the loveliness of the season has been the source of inspiration for many an artist, not least for Austrian design duo, mischer’traxler, a moniker that amalgamates the last names of Vienna-based Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler.

The pair was commissioned by champagne house Perrier-Jouët to create a collectible limited-edition of the Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque 2007 in collaboration with cellar master Hervé Deschamps. Called “Small Discoveries”, the cuvée – which contains notes of magnolia, honeysuckle, ripe pears, peaches and almond milk – is housed in a bottle that calls to mind the blooming landscape of springtime. Butterflies and dragonflies flit among flowering Japanese anemones creating a mise en scène that is the encapsulation of everything that’s alluring about the natural world, and gives a nod to the Art Noveau movement and its fascination with insects as fantasy creatures.

Vienna-based Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler, known collectively as mischer’traxler, are the duo behind the bottle’s pastoral design.

Vienna-based Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler, known collectively as mischer’traxler, are the duo behind the bottle’s pastoral design.

When the cuvée was launched in London last September, mischer’traxler created an installation in the Norfolk House Music Room at the Victoria and Albert Museum, suspending from the ceiling 264 oversized blown-glass bulbs, each containing a hand-made model of an insect. When visitors drew near, thermal-imaging sensors triggered the fluttering of the 25 species of insects and the bulbs would also light up. “The heritage of Perrier-Jouët is very interlinked with Art Nouveau and they asked us to put it into a contemporary setting,” says Katharina Mischer. “Being in the installation is like being in a dream, because you have all these elements moving around you – it creates a really magical moment.”

And that’s the kind of moment one longs to have with any glass of bubbly.

The limited-edition Perrier-Jouët Belle-Époque 2007 Small Discoveries by mischer’traxler is now available
in Singapore.

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This story was first published in L’Officiel Singapore.

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Guide: 5 Champagne Bruts to Master

The typical season of champagne popping is behind us, although the end of winter is also worth celebrating. Our friends at Men’s Folio Singapore wanted to get better acquainted with the bubbly stuff over the festive season so they got the blindfolds out and brought on the flutes for an evening of well-mannered blind champagne tasting frivolity. We commented as we nosed and wrote, as we tasted to bring you the layperson’s guide to champagne.

G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut

What it is: Founded by three brothers Jacobus, Gottlieb, and Phillip Mumm in 1827, the House has grown to become one of the largest producers in the Champagne region. As the official sponsor of F1 racing since 2000, G.H. Mumm provides champagne bottles for podium celebrations and has since marketed itself as the champagne “created to celebrate”. With a blend of Pinot Noir (45 per cent), Chardonnay (30 per cent) and Pinot Meunier (25 per cent), the style of G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut is said to be well rounded, with a subtle balance of freshness and intensity.

What we thought about it: The bouquet opens up with light floral and white fruit notes before developing into subtle vanilla and caramel hints on the palate. All in all, it is a champagne that delivers everything you’d expect a champagne to: smooth, refreshing, with the right amount of bubbles. Having said that, it doesn’t possess any qualities that make it stand out. Comments from the panel include, “smooth”, “goes down easy” and “pleasantly average”.

Veuve Clicquot Brut

What it is: In 1772, House founder, Philippe Clicquot placed an advertisement in the Gazette de France announcing that he was “founding a wine merchant business in Champagne, under the label Clicquot” and that he was offering to go to all four corners of the kingdom to take the fine taste of champagne wines to foreigners. A short lineage of just 10 cellar masters has led this quest for quality to ensure the continuity of Veuve Clicquot’s style: strength and complexity. This strength comes through in the House’s heavy use of Pinot Noir (50 to 55 per cent) for its Brut Yellow Label, giving it aggressive and forceful notes.

What we thought about it: The champagne bursts with apple aromas, which lingers long after you’ve taken the first sip. The general consensus was that there was a distinct separation of flavours such as vanilla and apple hints as well as a creamy mouthfeel. Comments from the panel include, “good but not amazing”, “wide range of elaborate flavours” and “pleasant but with a relatively short finish”.

Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial

What it is: Moët & Chandon is one of Champagne’s oldest Grandes Marques. Established in 1743 by Claude Moët, the House of Moët has extensive vineyard holdings throughout Champagne today, producing over 30 million bottles annually. Created from more than 100 different wines, this champagne is a balanced blend of 30 to 40 per cent Pinot Noir, 30 to 40 per cent Pinot Meunier and 20 to 30 per cent Chardonnay, making it very approachable with bright fruitiness and elegant maturity.

What we thought about it: The Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial boasts of strong citrus notes, but dies off almost as quickly as it bursts on to the palate. The mouthfeel had quite a bit more bite than expected, something that is probably due to, what one panellist suggested, “excessive bubbles that felt more fizzy than it should”. Due to its intense sweetness, it was agreed across the board that this would feel rather “jelak” (a term to describe being satiated by something that’s too rich) after the third glass.

Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut

What it is: Produced in the Épernay region of Champagne, and dating back to 1811, Perrier-Jouët consistently produces excellent champagnes with a style that it likes to boast – floral, stylish, and diamond-cut. Making use of its predominantly Chardonnay blend, harvested from the best plots on the Côte des Blanc, the Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut reveals itself in subtle floral and fruity fragrances that pair well with flavours of Bresse poultry, and the sweetness of vanilla notes.

What we thought about it: The general opinion of this champagne was that it was refined and balanced with fruity aromas of “peach” and “plum”. It came across as subtle wine and wasn’t, at all, bubbly, which “doesn’t give it much of a mouthfeel”. All in all, the Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut is a refined champagne that, as one panellist described quite aptly, “is like a refined, high-end tai tai who is so mysterious and complex, you can’t help but feel drawn to”.

Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Brut

What it is: Piper-Heidsieck Maison was founded by Florens-Louis Heidsieck in 1785 in Reims. He was a self-educated man, overcome with the incredible ambition “to make a cuvée worthy of a queen”. Over the years, Piper-Heidsieck champagne developed its identity and a reputation of being classic, structured, full-bodied, and bursting with fruity notes, as characterised by its Cuvée Brut that is composed of a majority of Pinots Noirs, incorporating more than 100 crus from around the Champagne region and Pinots Meuniers from the Grande et Petite Montagne de Reims region. The Maison has long had an association with film after first appearing in 1934’s Sons of the Desert and with Marilyn Monroe famously proclaiming to “wake up with a glass of Piper-Heidsieck”.

What we thought about it: A bold champagne with vibrant acidity and bold white fruit flavours of pear and apple. However, it is a champagne that is much drier than refreshing, something that caught the entire panel off guard given its rich golden colour and fine bubbles, which prompted one to say that, “looks can be rather deceiving”.

 

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Perrier Jouet Grand Brut and Blason Rose

Perrier-Jouët presents the “Enchanting Nature” Cases

Perrier Jouet Grand Brut and Blason Rose

For the holidays,  tapped Dutch designer Tord Boontje to create a pair of special presentation cases for their Grand Brut and Blason Rosé cuvées that evoke gardens, petals, flowers and fruit trees.

The limited edition cases possess isothermal properties to keep the champagne at an ideal drinking temperature.

The Enchanted Nature Cases launched in December across their main international distribution markets.

STORY: PERRIER-JOUET UNVEILS ‘THE ENCHANTING TREE’

PerrierJouet The Enchanting Tree

Perrier-Jouet unveils ‘The Enchanting Tree’

Perrier Jouet The Enchanting Tree

In celebration of the first days of Spring, Perrier-Jouët has revealed “The Enchanting Tree”, a champagne service created by Dutch artist and designer Tord Boontje.

Combining both aesthetics and practicality, The Enchanting Tree by PerrierJouët reinvents the gesture of champagne in which each participant plucks a flute from the tree.

Perrier Jouet champagne The Enchanting Tree

Wreathed in anemones this champagne service is made of suspended golden branches that can be used to hang the flutes, blossoming at the base of an ice bucket to preserve the champagne’s coolness.

Faithful to the Art Nouveau philosophy, The Enchanting Tree applies a contemporary approach to the materials used, while employing the craftsmanship that is so dear to the House: the metal branches are hand-worked, the leaves are individually soldered and the anemones lacquered in white.

PerrierJouet The Enchanting Tree

Tord Boontje made a special large scale version of his creation for the launch at the Saatchi Gallery in London, which will return to Epernay to be part of the house’s private collection of 200 original Art Nouveau pieces of Art.

Tord Boontje

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Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque by Claire Coles

Perrier-Jouet Claire Coles

Perrier-Jouët has unveiled the Perrier-Jouët Collection by Claire Coles, a series of limited editions and essential accessories created by the London textile designer.

Using fragments of vintage wallpapers, fabrics and scale, Coles produces layered botanical collages and creates bespoke handmade creations, transforming them into true works of arts.

Using Nature as a source of inspiration, the artist gave her own interpretation of Perrier-Jouët’s Art Nouveau philosophy with a Je ne sais quoi touch of haute-couture design, which was then applied to a limited number of bottles.

The Perrier-Jouët Collection by Claire Coles includes two limited editions of cocktail bags for the Grand Brut and Blason Rosé cuvees.

Made of a semi-rigid cooler bag, with a subtle satin effect finely decorated with the design, the cocktail bags are the essential accessory for taking a bottle of champagne with you and keeping it perfectly chilled for the party.

The collection also contains a new gift box for Grand Brut, and an exclusive Belle Epoque Deluxe case containing the legendary prestigious cuvee of the House and the two iconic anemone designed flutes.

Claire Coles

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Tips for buying Champagne

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Produced by some 5,000 vintners and renowned houses such as Perrier-Jouët or Piper-Heidsieck, Champagne is one of the culinary symbols of France.

Here are buying tips from Champagne expert Thibaut Le Mailloux, spokesperson for Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC) in France.
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Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Florale Edition

Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Florale Edition

Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Florale Edition

Perrier-Jouët unveils “Belle Epoque Florale Edition by Makoto Azuma” in Japan, the first designed Limited Edition of Belle Epoque since Emile Gallé in 1902.

The launch, held in Tokyo last week, marked a historical event for the company and fortified its ties to one of the thirstiest markets in the world for luxury goods.
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Perrier Jouët Blason Rosé NV Flute Set

Perrier Jouet Blason Rose NV Flute Set

Champagne Perrier-Jouët presents the exquisite Blason Rosé NV gift set, for those looking to impress a loved one this Valentines Day.

This prestigious gift set contains two bespoke Champagne Flutes along with a 750ml bottle of Perrier Jouët’s exquisite Blason Rose Champagne.

This champagne combines hints of rose petal, brioche and strawberry on the nose whilst the palate is silky, smooth, refined and delightfully harmonious.
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Perrier Jouet Fountain Pen

Perrier-Jouët Bicentenaire Fountain Pen

Perrier Jouet Fountain Pen

Italian pen maker Omas brings a fitting tribute to the 200 Year Anniversary of the famous “Maison de Champagne” with the Perrier-Jouët 200 Ans fountain pen.

The pen is made of transparant, green cotton resin with a vermeil overlay on which the special bicentennial logo is engraved and recreated in enamel.

The special clip is made to resemble the Art Nouveau flower, which can also be found on the famous Perrier-Jouët Cuvée Belle Epoque Champagne bottles.
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The Royal Wedding Perrier Jouet Bottle

Perrier Jouet belle epoque Princier

The royal wedding Perrier Jouet Champagne is the latest limited edition bottle for the Monaco’s Royal Wedding that took place earlier this summer.

The symbolic choice by the Perrier Jouet house was born from a love story between the founder, Pierre-Nicolas Perrier and Adèle Jouët over two hundred years ago.

For fans of Prince Albert II, or just lovers of good Champagne, it is now possible to buy one of the bottles.
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Perrier-Jouet Champagne Paper Print Ad

Established in 1811, as one of the first houses of champagne, Perrier-Jouet debuts a suite collaboration with paper artist Jo Lynn Alcorn.

Since it’s inception, Perrier-Jouet has treated the process of making champagne as an art form, and this flowery champagne campaign is no different.

Through the art of finely hand cut paper, Jo Lynn Alcorn highlights the essence that corresponds with champagne maker’s five, distinct cuvees, and the quality and flavor notes found in each.
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Perrier-Jouët Celebrates its 200th Anniversary

Perrier Jouet bicentenary

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 Beaux Arts in Paris.

Guests were also treated to the unveiling of a new work of art commissioned from American artist Daniel Arsham, designed to embody the spirit of Bi-Centenaire.
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Christofle Vase Bottle

Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque By Christofle

Christofle Vase Bottle

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 elegance and craftsmanship of Christofle’s silversmiths.

1998 has produced a truly fantastic vintage due to ideal weather conditions giving a high level of maturity and a lot of freshness.
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Perrier-Jouët: The Dandy Ball by Kareem Iliya

Perrier-Jouët, 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-Jouët demonstrates its taste for artistic creation, in an aesthetic approach that exalts the brand’s art de vivre values.
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