Krug Kreperie Pop-Up

KrugKrug Kreperie launched this week and is only available until December 8th. Head to the East Piazza in Covent Garden and there you will find Krug Kreperie.

Try one of Pierre Koffman’s limited edition crepes. Krug Kreperie will be serving up six different crepes, including: three sweet, three savoury, including my favorite apple crumble.

Served in snug French chalet-inspired dining pods, the crepes, of course, come with a flute of Krug Grande Cuvée! Get your skates on because it is only available until 8th December before it heads over to Koffmann’s at The Berkeley until mid-January.

Selfridges Installs World’s First In-Store Champagne Vending Machine

suffLondon’s luxury department store Selfridges recently unveiled the world’s first champagne vending machine, offering its patrons mini bottles of Moet & Chandon for £17.99.

The Moet & Chandon champagne vending machine holds 350 chilled mini bottles, which are described as “Art Deco-inspired crystal minis.”

The vending machine fits the motif of Selfridge’s efforts to create a one-stop destination for luxury gifting, transforming the entire fourth floor of its flagship store on Oxford Street into a Christmas emporium.

Champagne is often marked down in December

dec3You might expect Champagne prices to substantially increase in December, a month when festive gatherings are frequent and excuses to pop open a bottle of bubbly are quite common. No — Champagne is actually one of the best buys in December.

According to the Champagne Bureau, Washington, DC, Champagne prices drop in anticipation of New Year’s Eve. Because champagne is in such high demand at this time of year, retailers try to out-deal each other in an effort to gain more business. Consumers win in this bottle battle.

Champagne Gift Box by Piper-Heidsieck and Baccarat

ch1Piper-Heidsieck has teamed up with French crystal-maker Baccarat to create a $650.00 holiday gift featuring two bottles of vintage champagne and a pair of custom-made flutes.

Set in a red-varnished wood case, the limited edition gift set includes a bottle of 1996 and a bottle of 2006 Vintage Brut, along with two Chateau Baccarat flutes, designed by oenologist Bruno Quenioux.