This year, to celebrate the release of the CuvÃ©e Belle Epoque 2002, Perrier-JouÃ«t embarked on a creative collaboration with Japanese art photographer Makiko Takehara. She has interpreted 20 legendary Perrier-JouÃ«t vintages, from the oldest in Champagne, the PJ 1825, to the first of the new millennium. Makiko Takeharaâ€™s compositions provide a singularly artistic perspective of [...]
Champagne brand Veuve Clicquot, has teamed up with designers Lâ€™Atelier LZC to create the Sakura Collection. (Sakurea is Japanese for Cherry Blossom). The Sakura RosÃ© Box is inspired by the ephemeral beauty of cherry blossom and the Japanese tradition for spring â€œSakuraâ€ partiesâ€”which entail celebrating the short but majestic flowering of cherry trees by picnicking [...]
Worldwide sales of cognac fell for the second year in a row in 2009 with a 12.4 percent drop, even sharper than the 6.2-percent fall in 2008. Nearly 130 million bottles were shipped last year, compared to 148.2 million in 2008, said the BNIC national trade office, based in the Cognac region of France.
Recently, Macallan unveiled an exquisite whisky cabinet handcrafted from English Burr Oak, by Viscount Linley. It was produced solely for Harrods and contains six bottles of vintage Macallan malt whisky from 1937, 1940, 1948, 1955, 1966 and 1970. It is handcrafted from English Burr Oak and also includes six bespoke Linley crystal tumblers as well [...]
Italian fashion house Fendi came up with this exquisite wine fridge wrapped in soft, beautiful textured leather. Part of the Fendi Casa Real Leather Furniture Collection, these wine fridges come with distinctive crocodile skin patterns and sleek lacquered finish. The wine cellar allows one to store up to 16 bottles in a temperature and humidity [...]
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, [...]