Champagne Tarlant: Christmas Tarlant Advent Calendar

Celebrate with the Christmas Tarlant Advent Calendar!
Each day a gift!
Share and Cheers!

Benoit Tarlant

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la famille Tarlant vous offre une surprise du 1er au 25 décembre pour que les Fêtes commencent dès à présent,
du rêve, des sourires, de la joie, du partage et d’inimitables bulles!
A vous de jouer, et de partager autour de vous!

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Benoit Tarlant

Tesco Launches Lighter Weight Champagne Bottles

Tesco has announced the arrival on its shelves of the first lighterweight Champagne bottles.

The lighter weight bottle initiative, which is being led by the Comite Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (“CIVC”), will see a 7.2% weight reduction in standard 750ml Champagne bottles – taking them from 900g to 830g.

Tesco has demonstrated its support for the programme with the news that its exclusive De Vallois Champagne is now supplied in lightweight 830g bottles.

This forms part of a “concerted sustainability drive” for Tesco, which will see all of its Champagne bottles lightweighted over the next few years. The aim of the exercise is to reduce glass waste, cut carbon emissions and lower transportation costs.

Andrew Gale, category technical manager for the Tesco beers, wines and spirits division, said: “We are delighted to be further expanding our existing lightweight bottle range to include Champagne bottles and expect to see all UK stock in this format within the next few years. We are fully committed to reducing glass waste across our entire drinks portfolio and are working closely with our suppliers and the wider industry to deliver significant CO2 reductions throughout our supply chain. We are confident that the Tesco shopper will respond positively to the move.”

Tesco secured headlines last year when the retailer introduced the lightest-ever wine bottle onto its shelves weighing in at just 300g, compared to a standard bottle at 420g.

Liz Palmer
@champagnehouses

Krug FLÂNERIE – A Call to Adventure

Carefully woven in a hand-crafted style, this original and unique knapsack has been conceived as a call to adventure.

An understated, nomad-inspired casket invites each Krug Lover to imagine the most extravagant and exhilarating occasion for sharing a glass of Krug Grande Cuvée… with no compromise on pleasure as it keeps the bottle at the ideal temperature of 10°C.

Flânerie is just the first instalment of a whole new series of delightfully unconventional rituals of tasting and sharing.

Flânerie, Krug will delight all those free spirits for whom the partaking of a truly magnificent champagne is above all a moment for sharing and for celebrating life!

Liz Palmer
@champagnehouses

Laurent-Perrier Champagne Fizzes in H1

Laurent-Perrier has continued on an upward curve during the first six months of its new fiscal year, driven by strong demand for its namesake Champagne in the US and Japan.

Laurent-Perrier net sales rose by 13.3% for the six months to the end of September, to EUR92m (US$123.7m), outperforming France’s Champagne sector over the same period, it said yesterday (30 November). By comparison, the group’s volume sales rose by 5.8% over the half-year, which will provide some relief to industry concerns that pricing has struggled to recover from the global economic crash in 2008.

The strong sales carried through Laurent-Perrier accounts. Operating profits doubled on the same period of last year, to EUR19.89m, with net profits tripling, up by 221% to EUR9.5m. The results confirmed good momentum at Laurent-Perrier, cycling a 75% jump in net profits and a 23% rise in sales in the first half of the group’s previous year.

Liz Palmer
@champagnehouses

Spectrum Wine’s Second Anniversary Auction Includes Krug and Cristal Champagne Brunch

Spectrum Wine Auctions’ Second Anniversary Auction will take place December 3rd & 4th at 11:00 a.m. at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong Hotel.

All registered bidders are invited to celebrate the auction with a Champagne brunch featuring pours of Krug and Cristal, which starts promptly at 11:00 a.m. The two-day event features a total of 1,631 lots of rare and collectible wines, and carries a pre-sale estimate of HK $50.4 million.

Highlights include more than 600 lots of top-shelf Burgundy including nearly 175 lots of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, as well as H. Jayer Richebourg, Domaine Méo-Camuzet, Domaine Leroy. The sale also offers several cases of First Growth Bordeaux in OWC.

Bids may be placed live in the auction room, online, by phone, in advance via fax or through Spectrum Wine’s new iPhone/iPad bidding app. Interested buyers may preview 360-degree photographs of bottles from each lot prior to the sale, and may request a complimentary catalog at spectrumwine.com.

Liz Palmer
@champagnehouses