Posts Tagged ‘Launch’

Louis Roederer Releases Cristal Vinothèque

Champagne Louis Roederer has released the first of its limited edition, extra-aged Cristal, known as ‘Vinothèque’. The release covers both the 1995 brut and 1996 rosé, which were disgorged over 10 years ago but then kept back in Roederer’s cellars for further aging. The Vinothèque wines have a slightly lower dosage of 7g/l compared with…

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KRUG RELEASES 2002 VINTAGE IN LONDON, UK

Champagne house Krug launched its 2002 vintage in London, UK this week, with cellar master Eric Lebel dubbing it “a purebred stallion” that needed to be reined in due to its “assertive” and “muscular” nature. Lebel revealed that the wines produced in 2002 had a clear identity from the outset. “From the very first tastings,…

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Perrier Jouët designs new champagne for affluent clubbers

Affluent young Americans are the target audience of Perrier Jouët’s new Nuit Blanche champagne sub-brand which will be sold in clubs. Perrier Jouët’s century-old design has been revamped with an edgy” new look. The hand-drawn anemone flower, which has been part of the Perrier Jouët brand since being created by Belle-Epouqe artist Émile Gallé in…

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

How does one pay homage to the heritage and craftsmanship of one of the world’s most refined luxury champagne brands, referencing the past, but also challenging aesthetic boundaries and generating enough visual impact to create something that is genuinely new and exciting? That was the formidable challenge facing floral artist extraordinaire Makoto Azuma, owner of…

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Four Seasons Hotel Milano launches Champagne Bar

Four Seasons Hotel Milano has recently introduced a new destination for lovers of bubbly and beyond the “Champagne Bar”.  Laid out in the Hotel’s historic courtyard garden, the stylish bar rewards guests with nose-tickling Champagnes by Pommery and hors d’oeuvres by Executive Chef Sergio Mei. The verdant courtyard garden was originally designed in the 15th…

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Sotheby’s launches “own-label Champagne

This week, Sotheby’s has made auction-house history by becoming the first auction house to launch its own Champagne. Sotheby’s “own label” Non-Vintage Champagne is made from 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay, sourced from the house of R&L LEGRAS, Chouilly. R&L LEGRAS founded in 1808 supplies many of Europe’s 3 star Michelin restaurants with their house Champagne,…

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PIPER-HEIDSIECK LAUNCHES “BODYGUARD”

Champagne Piper-Heidsieck has wrapped its new limited edition ‘Bodyguard’ Champagne in a ‘sexy red crocodile skin’ for its launch this month. The 75cl Champagne Brut, in a lipstick red faux crocodile skin sheath, is “a perfect example of how innovative and audacious this brand can be”, says Matthew Hodges, Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail Marketing…

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Moet Launches “Moet Ice Imperial”

Moet & Chandon has just launched a Champagne designed to be served over ice. Moet Ice Imperial is a new assemblage made of 50% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier and 10% Chardonnay. The Champagne is demi-sec and it has had successful trials in the USA, France and Germany. Chef de Cave Benoit Gouez describes Moet…

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