Champagne Thiénot Unveils Thiénot Brut Rosé

With a limited production of only 10,000, Champagne Thiénot has unveiled its first exclusive limited edition of Brut Rosé non-vintage.

The feminine pastel pink label resonates with this year’s fashion trends and features Japanese-inspired motifs of delicate flowers and bubbles to “encapsulate the care-free ambience of the summer season”. A co-ordinating cooling jacket echoes the colour and design of the limited edition label.

Garance Thiénot, of Champagne Thiénot, comments: “This is our first limited edition design for Champagne Thiénot Brut Rosé non-vintage and we wanted to create an inspirational and chic look which would lend a touch of summer to any bar or table. We are confident that this limited edition will resonate with Champagne fans in the UK who will be seduced by its elegance, great taste and fashionable appearance”.

http://www.thienot.com/

Shhh…ampagne

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Firma created a soluble champagne concept for Veuve Clicquot.

Veuve Clicquot — one of the most respected champagne producers surprises us each year with a new innovative concept. This year Veuve Clicquot introduced soluble champagne tablets made of alcohol powder that will turn water into champagne. The concept is: you drop a tablet into a glass of water, wait for complete dissolution, then start your celebration with first-of-a-kind Shh…ampagne.

In addition to the product concept have been developed packaging, print and slogan for a new generation of products.

Liz Palmer

ProWein 2014 features “Champagne Lounge”

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From March 23-25 ProWein will feature a “Champagne Lounge” which will include over 25 Champagne producers. The Champagne Lounge will extend over 300 square metres and is located in Hall 7.1. There will be two tasting areas boasting a stylish lounge design and will feature over 60 high-quality Champagnes available for tasting. Further Champagne suppliers are located in trade fair Halls 3 – 6.

Participating champagne producers include:

CHAMPAGNE ANDRE BERGERE 51200 EPERNAY Mrs Brigitte BERGERE +33 (0)326320719 brigitte.bergere@champagne-andre-bergere.com www.champagne-andre-bergere.com

CHAMPAGNE ASPASIE 51170 BROUILLET Mrs Caroline ARISTON +33 (0)326974346 contact@champagneaspasie.com www.champagneaspasie.com

CHAMPAGNE BERNARD REMY 51120 ALLEMANT Mrs Virginie PHILIPPOT +33 (0)326806034 info@champagnebernardremy.com www.champagnebernardremy.com

CHAMPAGNE BROCARD PIERRE 10110 CELLES SUR OURCE Mr Thibaud BROCARD +33 (0)325385505 pierrebrocard@champagnebrocardpierre.fr www.champagnebrocardpierre.fr

CHAMPAGNE CHARLES MIGNON 51200 EPERNAY Mr Bruno MIGNON +33 (0)326583333 bm@champagne-mignon.fr www.champagne-mignon.fr

CHAMPAGNE COESSENS 10260 FOUCHERES Mr Jérôme COESSENS +33 (0)325407774 jerome.coessens@gmail.com www.champagne-coessens.com

CHAMPAGNE DE BARFONTARC 10200 BAROVILLE Mr Olivier MARTIN +33 (0)325270709 sonia@barfontarc.com www.champagne-barfontarc.com

CHAMPAGNE DOM CAUDRON 51700 PASSY-GRIGNY Mr Bastien JACQUES +33 (0)326529265 b.jacques@domcaudron.fr www.domcaudron.fr

CHAMPAGNE GALLIMARD 10340 LES RICEYS Mr Arnaud GALLIMARD +33 (0)325293244 champ.gallimard@wanadoo.fr www.champagne-gallimard.com

CHAMPAGNE HEUCQ PÈRE ET FILS 51700 CUISLES Mr André HEUCQ +33 (0)662371008 andre.heucq@wanadoo.fr www.champagne-heucq.com

CHAMPAGNE JANISSON BARADON 51200 EPERNAY Mr Cyril JANISSON +33 (0)326544585 janissonc@gmail.com www.champagne-janisson.com

CHAMPAGNE JM SELEQUE 51530 PIERRY Mr Jean-Marc SELEQUE +33 (0)672252502 contact@seleque.fr www.champagne-seleque.fr

CHAMPAGNE MAURICE VESSELLE 51150 BOUZY Mr Didier VESSELLE +33 (0)326570081 champagne.vesselle@wanadoo.fr www.champagnemauricevesselle.com

CHAMPAGNE ROGER BRUN 51160 AY Mr Philippe BRUN +33 (0)326554550 champagne@rogerbrun.com www.champagne-roger-brun.com

CHAMPAGNE TAITTINGER 51100 REIMS Mrs Laurence ALAMANOS +33 (0)326854535 Laurence.Alamanos@taittinger.fr www.taittinger.com

CHAMPAGNE VINCENT COUCHE 10110 BUXEUIL Mr Vincent COUCHE +33 (0)325385396 contact@champagne-couche.fr www.champagne-couche.fr

CHAMPAGNE VOLLEREAUX 51530 PIERRY Mr Julien BREUZON +33 (0)326548837 j.breuzon@champagne-vollereaux.fr www.champagne-vollereaux.fr

DAUTEL-CADOT CHAMPAGNE 10110 LOCHES SUR OURCE Mr Julien DAUTEL +33 (0)325296112 jd@dautel-cadot.fr www.dautel-cadot.fr

LA MAISON PENET CHAMPAGNE 51380 VERZY Mr Alexandre PENET +33 (0)351002880 contact@lamaisonpenet.com www.LaMaisonPenet.com

MAISON ALEXANDRE BONNET SAS 10340 LES RICEYS Mr Frédéric SONZOGNO +33 (0)325293093 frederic-sonzogno@orange.fr www.AlexandreBonnet.com

MARQUES & DOMAINES – CHAMPAGNE MALARD 51200 EPERNAY Mrs Clarisse LARNAUDIE +33 (0)326324011 marketing@marquesetdomaines.com www.champagnemalard.com

MICHEL LORIOT CHAMPAGNE 51700 FESTIGNY Mrs Martine LORIOT +33 (0)326583401 contact@michelloriot.com www.champagne-michelloriot.com

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Messe Düsseldorf

The Go-To List for Champagne Shopping

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We all love to do a little bit of shopping; but unlike picking up those to-die-for shoes or that perfect shade of lipstick, wine shopping isn’t something that should be done on impulse. A good bottle of champagne is expensive, so want to be smart shoppers when it comes to buying that perfect bottle; and part of being an empowered consumer is being an informed one.

Just like the eyes are the window to the human soul, the bottle label is the window to the champagne soul; everything you need to know about the wine is written there for anyone to see—talk about wearing your heart on your sleeve! But if you don’t know what you’re looking for, all of that information can be really confusing—worse than watching a French film without the subtitles. So here is a go-to list for everything you need to look for on the label to make sure you’re making the best purchase possible.

1) The County of Origin. If it isn’t France, it isn’t champagne, pure and simple. Don’t be too bothered if you don’t see the AOC or AC stamp; sometimes these aren’t included, even on the genuine article.

2) The Brand or Marquee. This tells you who produced the wine—which can account for different varieties of flavor.

3) The Degree of Dosage. This will tell you how much sugar has been added to the finishing dosage—or in other words, how dry the champagne is. Common words to look for include: Brut Sauvage or Ultra Brut, or extra dry, sec, or demi-sec.

4) The Hometown of the Wine. This is the town in which the wine was made; so if you’re looking for a particular mixture of grapes, you can cross-reference which subzone the town falls into (like Cote des Blancs and so forth).

5) The Alcohol Content. This will be anywhere from 10.5-13%, but should be somewhere more around 12-12.5%. For vintage dated wine, it should be at least 11%.

6) The Volume of Liquid. Expressed in milliliters, this will range anywhere from 375 ml “half-bottles” to extra-large (and extra-rare) 18 L bottles. The 1.5 liter “magnum” size is most popular for its slow maturation rates.

7) The Trade Registration. Wine producers are given a specific registration number by the CIVC, and each brand owner will be given a different identity to be used on the bottle:

NM or negociant-manipulant is a shipper who owns vineyards and buys grapes, including many of the traditional internationally famed Champagne merchant houses.

CM or cooperative de manipulation is an association of growers who pool their resources and produce and market their wines as a collective whole.

RM or recoltant-manipulants are individually owned estate grape growers that independently produce Champagne using a majority (at least 95%) of their own grapes.

RC or recoltant-cooperateur are growers who use the help of a cooperative and their facilities to produce champagne.

MA or the marque d’Acheteur are third-party merchants who buy and commercialize champagne, but are not involved at all in the production.

The Èlaborateur. This may refer to a Champagne house, a grower, or a cooperative, but refers to whoever made the wine, and will be indicated on the label.

Now that you are armed with some knowledge on purchasing Champagne, go ahead and purchase some and enjoy what’s inside!

One of my favorite quotes and so very true…

“There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.” ~ Old Acquaintance

Liz

Introducing: 2014 Rosé Impérial Tie-for-Two collection

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For an elegantly effervescent Valentine’s Day Moët & Chandon is launching the special 2014 Rosé Impérial Tie-for-Two collection.

This collection has been inspired by one of Moet & Chandon’s most iconic emblems, the Moët & Chandon black tie, which has elegantly adorned its legendary champagne bottles since 1886. In re-inventing this renowned symbol, the Moët Rosé Impérial Tie-for-Two Collection celebrates the precious ties that link us with those we love for a truly luxurious way to enjoy and share Moët Rosé Impérial.

The centrepiece of this impressive coffret is the emblematic black tie recreated as an elegant, satin-finished metal stand that embraces two delicately stemmed flutes for a stylishly unforgettable toast à deux. Also inside are a specially-crafted personalized booklet and, of course, a bottle of the famously sophisticated Moët Rosé Impérial.

This collection is fun and very alluring!