Champagne tasters name the best

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.

Tips for buying Champagne

Here are buying tips from Champagne expert Thibaut Le Mailloux, spokesperson for Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC) in France.

Piper Heidsieck – Black Cancan Millesime 2000

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 … Continued

Piper Heidsieck’s New Champagne Bodyguard

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 … Continued

Jean Paul Gaultier x Piper Heidsieck Champagne

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 … Continued

Celebrating the New Year with the latest art of champagne

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

Piper Heidsieck x Christian Louboutin

Champagne makers Piper Heidsieck have worked with master shoe maker Christian Louboutin to create a unique box set: “Le Rituel” Box Set. The set consists of a bottle of champagne and a glass shoe designed by Christian Louboutin. The project has been named Le Rituel after a French ritual popular in the 1880’s where one … Continued

Piper-Heidsieck « upside-down »

Viktor & Rolf have never been ones to follow the conventional rules of design. Last year they redefined classical style and reinterpreted the iconic object of champagne on behalf of Piper-Heidsieck bringing an upside down twist to their Rosé Sauvage champagne bottle to create a really striking and sophisticated objet d’art. The Rosé Sauvage bottle … Continued