Hosted by trade publication The Drinks Business, experts sipped on 100 samples of bubbly at luxury hotel The Dorchester in London for the Champagne Masters Competition 2013.
Here are buying tips from Champagne expert Thibaut Le Mailloux, spokesperson for Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC) in France.
Jean Paul Gaultier has collaborated with Champagne brand Piper-Heidsieck on two new bottles – Black Cancan Millésime 2000 and the Piper-Heidsieck French Cancan. The Cabaret-inspired French Cancan bottle is dressed in black latex, fishnets and ruby masquerade mask at the neck. The Black Cancan Millésime 2000′s adornments include a Swarovski Crystallized stocking, a studded collar [...]
Champagne Piper-Heidsieck has wrapped its new limited-edition Bodyguard in a “sexy red crocodile skin” for its launch this month in selected travel retail outlets. The 75cl bottle of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Brut can be described as having “springtime citrus aromas with notes of apples and pears”. Piper-Heidsieck reveals that the the flavour of Bodyguard is reminiscent [...]
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 [...]